October 10th, 2012 @ 8:44 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Chancellor Linda Katehi greets former President Bill Clinton as he arrives on campus.
UC Davis was buzzing with excitement Tuesday as former President Bill Clinton arrived shortly before noon for a political rally. I had the opportunity to welcome him to our campus, before he took the stage to speak to a crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 students, staff, faculty and neighbors from the Davis community. This was his third visit to UC Davis and he showed his affection: “I love this campus, I love it. I appreciate the things you are doing here, and I thank Chancellor Katehi for meeting me when I came in.” It was wonderful to feel the energy as the president connected with the huge crowd.
Former President Bill Clinton shakes hands with onlookers.
October 8th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Chancellor Linda Katehi gets ready for the Homecoming game alongside the UC Davis Aggie Pack.
Homecoming weekend at UC Davis was a blast! Friday night, pajama-clad students, alumni and members of the community took over the streets of downtown Davis to celebrate our 100th Pajamarino. And Saturday, our Aggie football team took on the Montana State Bobcats. Before the game, I joined Terry Tumey - our new director of athletics – to fire up the Aggie Pack!
During half time, I joined Doug Kelly and alumnus Scott Marsh in the press box, who interviewed me on the radio about future of UC Davis Athletics, Terry’s inspiring leadership and how much we in the UC Davis community will
Chancellor Linda Katehi in the press box with Scott Marsh and Doug Kelly (L to R).
miss head football coach Bob Biggs. The game was very exciting down to the last few minutes and our Aggies made a great effort, but fell short of the win. But it was wonderful to see all the proud Aggies that came out to support our team and our university.
October 5th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Chancellor Linda Katehi poses with tour guides (L to R) Demsina, Nate, Josh and Paige.
This morning, I met a group of students who work as campus tour guides for UC Davis. It was interesting to hear about all the great things they do for our campus! Our tour program is part of the Undergraduate Admissions department and offers a variety of campus tours, each focusing on a different aspect of the living and learning that takes places on our remarkable campus. If you get a chance, consider taking one of their tours. You might be surprised to learn something new! These students are proud and enthusiastic Aggies, and I’d like to thank them for all they do!
October 4th, 2012 @ 8:17 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
At last week’s New Student Celebration, a reporter for AggieTV approached me and invited me to dance with him for a video they were producing of the event. This afternoon, I saw a remixed version of that video for the first time. Let’s just say that I got a good laugh. Take a look for yourself:
Here is the entire version of the New Student Celebration video complete with Gangnam Style dancing from many students on campus:
October 4th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
UC’s Onward California tour, which visited downtown Davis yesterday, stopped on our campus this afternoon and I went out to check out the festivities. It was great to see and meet so many students who showed up to support UC and UC Davis. Here are a few of the highlights of today’s visit: