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THE DOWNLOAD: Alum Illustrator, Housing Construction Update

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline on June 30, 2020 in University

Aggies at Work: Steven Noble ’90

Steven Noble ’90 never planned on turning his illustration into a career. He studied economics at UC Davis and planned on becoming a stockbroker, but the unexpected death of his father pushed him to reconsider his career path.

Learn more about Noble and his most recognizable work in the above video and in a profile on the Cal Aggie Alumni Association website.

Seeing off colleagues, from a distance

Ken Burtis and Ralph J. Hexter stand under a tent at a goodbye parade for retirees.
Ken Burtis and Ralph J. Hexter stand under a tent at a drive-by goodbye parade for retirees.

There was a bit of a traffic jam in the circle in front of Mrak Hall Wednesday (June 24) — cars, trucks and bicycles slowed to a crawl as staff members from the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost waved and shouted a socially distanced goodbye to a number of retiring and transitioning colleagues, who stood spread out under pop-up tents:

  • Ken Burtis (retirement)
  • Sabra Carter (retirement)
  • Ralph J. Hexter (transition)
  • Darlene Hunter (retirement)
  • Renelle Johnson (retirement)
  • Linda Mijangos (retirement)
  • Adam Napolitan (transition)
  • Jane Quiring (retirement)
  • Jim Rix (retirement)
  • Robin Souza (retirement)
  • Carolyn Thomas (transition)
  • Lorie Trapini (retirement)

Aerial view of The Green shows progress

Work is continuing on The Green at West Village, which will open this fall with beds for 1,000 transfer students. The above video shows the project as of about a month ago.

With this new housing, UC Davis will release its master leases on Davis apartments accommodating 500 transfer students — and thus boost the city’s stock of rental units. A second phase of The Green will add 2,300 beds in the fall of 2021, just another part of the most ambitious student housing plan in UC Davis history. Read more about the project.

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