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UC Davis Magazine

Volume 30 · Number 1 · Fall 2012

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Cover story: The uncertain fate of higher education

Portrait photos: a student, an education expert and an alum With state funding down to 1997 levels and student fees up 82 percent in just six years, the UC is at a critical turning point. California voters this fall will help decide its future.

Commentary: Involved much?

Photo: male student absorbed in smart phone It’s an election year, but do students know or care about the issues or the candidates? The author—a writing lecturer and journalist—says this generation doesn’t follow the news and is opting out of the political process. UC Davis and other universities may need to do something about that.

Queen of the CoHo

Photo: Coulson standing near original Coffee House stained glass sign Sharon Coulson looks back on nearly three decades of running the Coffee House.

Double Duty

Photos: Gorell in the California Assembly chamber and in military gear in Kabul, Afghanistan Alumnus Jeff Gorell takes the idea of service an extra step—as a Navy reserve officer in Afghanistan and a state lawmaker in Sacramento.