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To the Top of the Charts

September 14, 2018
Just like the classic TV theme to “The Jeffersons” says, “We’re moving on up!”

Food for thought

July 05, 2018
The idea of the “starving student” might be a longstanding archetype about the sacrifices made in higher education. But, I say it’s time to end this notion now.

Just me and my shadow

June 01, 2018
The best way to honor those who helped you become successful is to help others become successful like you.

Remembering MLK: His light still driving out darkness

April 05, 2018
I am often reminded of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Sometimes it’s as simple as pressing the shuffle on my iPod and hearing the lyrics of “Pride (In the Name of Love)” by the rock band U2:

Op-ed on Student Housing Updates

January 10, 2018
We all know that housing is a pressing issue in our city, in the Sacramento region and across California. It’s an issue we need to address at all levels in our state, city and campus.

Response to Provocative Fliers

November 09, 2017
A seemingly benign flier that appeared around UC Davis over the weekend (Nov. 4-5) serves as a reminder that our campus, for all its charm, is hardly insulated from the issues facing our society at large.

First Day at UC Davis

August 01, 2017
I can’t tell you how excited LeShelle and I are to have finally landed in Davis. I say that despite the triple-digit temperatures that greeted us on our arrival here a couple weeks ago.