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UCR professor discusses misinformation surrounding vaccines

A measles outbreak has spread throughout 22 states in the United States, with over 700 reported cases thus far. The Highlander reached out to Professor Richard Carpiano of public policy and sociology at UC...

UC President Janet Napolitano announces resignation

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced at the UC Board of Regents meeting that she will step down from her position in August 2020. Napolitano served as president for...

New CHASS senator has high hopes for the future of ASUCR

Nelson Huerta has been hired to fill the recently vacant CHASS senatorial seat after the previous senator, Itzel Heraldez Rojo, stepped down for reasons unknown. Huerta is a third-year double major in sustainability studies...

Chancellor Wilcox announces that 2020 commencement will remain on-campus

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox sent a campus-wide email announcing that the 2020 commencement ceremonies will remain on campus. The full list of dates and times will be posted on the...

Service workers union, AFSCME 3299, reach tentative deal with UC

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the UC Office of the President released a statement announcing tentative four-year agreements with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union that represents approximately...

UCR strictly curtails on-campus research activities to those that cannot be postponed or restarted

Lydia Tsou / HIGHLANDER On March 17, UCR Interim Provost Thomas Smith and Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development (VCRED) Rodolfo Torres announced that UCR is strictly...

UCR medical students collect personal protective equipment for local hospital relief

As COVID-19 continues to plague the nation, the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) has increased exponentially. Hospitals around the country have been expressing fear over supply shortages. In response to this, many organizations...

Freshmen move-in day proves successful despite COVID-19 regulations

COVID-19 has forced UCR to face many new challenges since mid-March, and this year’s freshmen Move-In Day was no different. From Saturday, Sept. 26 to Monday, Sept. 28, new students arrived in strategic waves...

Distinguished UCR African-American history professor passes away

Dr. Sterling Stuckey, historian, professor emeritus in the Department of History and author of numerous African American historical research articles, passed away on Aug. 15. As a notable academic, Stuckey held the position of...

BCOE receives $750,000 grant to increase number of STEM transfer students

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) at UCR recently received a $750,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to increase the number of STEM students who transfer from a community...