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UC-Davis Planning to Pay Students Not to Travel on Spring Break

UC-Davis Planning to Pay Students Not to Travel on Spring Break

“to encourage them not to travel during spring break this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic”

It’ll be interesting to see if giving students a financial incentive is effective here.

The Hill reports:

UC Davis will pay students not to travel during spring break

UC Davis is offering some students “grants” of $75 to encourage them not to travel during spring break this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The program, which is a partnership between the university and the city of Davis, Calif., is accepting up to 750 applications from students to receive the funds, which can be spent at “selected Davis stores,” Gary May, the chancellor of UC Davis, said in a statement last week.

Students can purchase “supplies” in four categories using the $75, including “Get Active, Get Artsy, Home Improvement and Let’s Stay In,” according to May’s statement.

The university’s spring break is from March 20 through March 24. Applicants for the grant must be staying in Davis for the spring break and have a scheduled COVID-19 test during the week.

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The Friendly Grizzly | March 10, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Another drain on the taxpayer.

Symbolism is everything to Progressives. There are over 38,000 students at Davis, what difference will 750 make?
My bet, those $75 “grants” will be snapped up by resourceful, working students who weren’t going anywhere.

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