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Chancellor Gary S. May Supports Graduate Student Protests Against GOP Tax Bill


In an article recently published in the Sac Bee, Chancellor Gary S. May writes about his belief that graduate students “are right to protest” the proposed GOP bill that would tax graduate student tuition fee remissions, labeling it “an attack on higher education in the name of reform.”


New Video Story Archive Gives Human Face to Deportation


During two intensive months this summer, professors and students from UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico, met with dozens of people who had spent much of their lives in the United States but after being deported are trying — often with great difficulty — to make a new life in Mexico. The result is “Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando la Deportación: A Digital Storytelling Project” of 40 videos that tell their stories. The project grew out of the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies overseen by the UC Davis Humanities Institute.

New Mellon Research Initiative Explores Racial Capitalism


A new Mellon Research Initiative, Racial Capitalism, brings together UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences faculty and graduate students to examine the historical relationship between race and capitalism. For more information on this initative, and associated future events, click here.


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