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UC discontinues new modern logo

UCOP withdraws logo following a firestorm of online criticism and national media scrutiny. UC officials have promptly removed a modern UC logo, after receiving much backlash from the general community about its design and apparent...

UCR freshman acceptance rate dip in numbers

The UC preliminary freshman admissions data for the fall of the 2013-2014 school year was released on the morning of April 18. The acceptance rate for the fall applicants has surpassed previous records with...

Is it halal? Dining addresses dietary concerns surrounding on-campus restaurants

In recent weeks, UCR’s Muslim community has demanded more halal options on campus, an issue that was first raised during an ASUCR meeting on Oct. 4. To learn more, the Highlander sat down with...

Sociologist Robert Nash Parker deems three-strikes law outdated

UC Riverside Professor of Sociology Robert Nash Parker has released research findings in which he asserts the failure of California’s three-strikes law in deterring crime. The three-strikes law, which imposes stricter sentences for individuals...

UCR professor sworn in as California Poet Laureate

UC Riverside Professor Juan Felipe Herrera will be California’s first Hispanic Poet Laureate, upon senate confirmation. On March 21, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Herrera, whose work focuses on the Chicano experience—a subject that...

UCSD student left in DEA cell for 5 days demands $20 million

UC San Diego student Daniel Chong, who nearly died after being left in a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) holding cell for almost five days without food and water, has filed a $20 million claim...

ONE SPOT OPEN ON THE JUDICIAL BRANCH

Senators debate whether to give the Judicial Branch the power of impeachment and face allegations of misconduct and discrimination by an unappointed Judicial Branch candidate. Members of ASUCR unanimously approved a revised Elections Code bylaw...

Wade Nobles lectures on African history and humanity

San Francisco State University (SFSU) professor emeritus Wade Nobles gave a lecture on Jan. 19 entitled “Yesterday is History, Today is a Miracle, Tomorrow is a Mystery: History is the Key to Unlocking the...

UC student worker’s union to strike

The United Auto Worker’s union (UAW 2865) is gearing up for a strike on June 7, which will include teaching assistants, tutors and readers throughout the UC. This strike is in response to the...

UCR earthquake physicist Abhijit Ghosh discusses the “Big One”

  Abhijit Ghosh is an assistant professor in UCR’s Department of Earth Sciences with a research focus in seismology and earthquake physics. He holds two master’s of science degrees to his name in geology and...