Chancellor's Blog

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.

Abusive Behavior is Unacceptable

December 11, 2017

Dear UC Davis Community,

Every day, it seems, we learn about instances of sexual harassment and sexual violence from courageous individuals who share their experiences from years ago or from more recent times. Just last week, Time magazine named “The Silence Breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year to recognize those women and men who have told their own stories of sexual harassment and assault. They are people who “... helped force a nationwide reckoning” and who are “voices that launched a movement.”