IN BRIEF: UC Davis repeats itself with # 1 GreenMetric ranking in the US


  • Campus also retains 5th place globally
  • HOLIDAY HELP: Stuffed Bus delivers to The Pantry
  • Global ransomware attack affects foodservice staff
  • Man arrested for possession of stolen goods

Our green indicators are the best

UC Davis’ green metrics once again warranted a high placement in the University of Indonesia Global Ranking of GreenMetric Universitiess.

As announced this morning (December 14), UC Davis is No. 1 in the United States (for a sixth consecutive year) and fifth in the world. UC Davis has been in the top 10 for 11 years.

The Unitrans crew who filled this bus with generous donations from the public on December 11. Pictured, left to right: Back row – Yu-uki Onda, Kimberly Terry, Justin Medrano, Megan Henderson, Zexia “Alan” Yang and Jeremiah Daniel Padgett. First row— Isabelle Markoe and Dhwani Gondalia. (Jeff Flynn / UC Davis)


A vintage Unitrans double-decker bus rolled out of the Davis Food Co-op parking lot on Saturday, December 11 with a food collection estimated at $ 3,000, all for the ASUCD Pantry, to benefit students in the need.

“It was a great presentation for our fifth annual Stuff the Bus,” said Jeff Flynn, general manager of Unitrans, who co-sponsored the food drive with Davis Food Co-op. “We are grateful for all donations.

Earlier, The Postal Service said it collected 1,066 pounds of food from the Davis campus, for The Pantry, during the Courier Unit’s 16th annual Holiday Food Drive.

Global Kronos ransomware attack

UC Davis recently learned of the global ransomware attack on Kronos, which led the company to take all of its cloud services worldwide offline. Kronos is currently in use as a food service timing system for approximately 250 career employees and 1,000 student employees, and the unavailability of the service will prohibit such employees from submitting tally sheets. using the Kronos system.

Other UC campuses have also been affected, and the president’s office has reported the issue to authorities. In order to issue pay checks on time to UC Davis employees, Dining Services plans to pay full-time career staff. for the last pay period ending in mid-December and students employed on the basis of the average number of working hours recorded on their last two paychecks. This will allow employees to continue to receive income for the affected pay period. System adjustments for overpayments and underpayments will be reconciled in the new year. If the service outage lasts until January, Restaurant Services will develop another time reporting process to be implemented if necessary.

Update on the burglary investigation

UC Davis police reported that two more vehicles were recovered following a series of campus burglaries in late November.

Dixon police came across one of the vehicles and the discovery led to the arrest of Jade Davis McGinnis for possession of stolen property, according to campus police.

The vehicle was one of two employee-owned pickup trucks taken Nov. 27 from a west campus maintenance yard, 154, hill walk. The other truck is still missing: a tan, 1988 Ford F350 with twin rear wheels and a custom-made flat, as at the time of the theft, an attached trailer.

That same night, November 27, police recovered a UC Davis truck with a bucket elevator that had been stolen from another west campus maintenance yard, Power and Lights at 2145 Garrod Drive.

A UC Davis pickup truck stolen from the equestrian center the last week of November was found abandoned by Vacaville police on December 7.

Anyone with information about the break-ins are asked to call the UC Davis Police Department at 530-752-1727.

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