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Friday, September 18, 2020

UCR joins college group to improve graduation rates

UC Riverside has joined the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), a consortium of 11 universities dedicated to helping a greater number of low-income and minority students graduate by using effective practices already administered at each...

ASPB cancels all spring events amid coronavirus concerns

All events hosted by the UCR Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) have been canceled until further notice according to a post published on ASPB’s Instagram page on Monday, March 16. The cancellation...

TUITION HIKES DELAYED

Ongoing negotiations between UC President Janet Napolitano and Gov. Jerry Brown have resulted in an agreement that will cap UC resident tuition for the next two years and increase state allocations by 4 percent,...

UC teaching assistant, instructors and tutors negotiate 2014-17 contract

The UC Student-Worker Union (UAW 2865) — consisting of 12,000 UC teaching assistants (TA), graduate student instructors and undergraduate tutors — held its “Week of Visibility” event earlier this month to bring to light...

President of Ghana lectures on African Diaspora at UCR

The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, gave a lecture regarding the African diaspora in the University Theater, which was filled to its capacity with over 300 people. The lecture, titled “The African Diaspora:...

UCR professor discovers bacterial connection between wild bees and flowers

Quinn McFrederick, assistant professor of entomology at UCR, recently uncovered a close relationship between wild bee and flower microbiomes, as well as the importance of microbiomes in overall bee fitness, or the ability to...

UC makes efforts to increase African-American and Latino enrollment

The University of California is increasing its efforts to encourage more African-Americans and Latinos to apply and enroll in UC schools. With the recent approval of the plan to enroll more Californians in the...

City officials temporarily prohibit housing expansion

The Riverside City Council has unanimously approved a moratorium on Nov. 5, that will prevent homeowners from adding more rooms in single-family housing for 45 days. During a public meeting, council members argued that...

UCR alum begins path to ‘American Idol’ stardom

It was only two years ago when Peter “Rocky” Ajoku performed during UCR’s Homecoming Week and now the former Highlander is performing on the nationwide singing competition “American Idol.” Billboards, including one featuring Ajoku,...

ASUCR welcomes new vice president of external affairs

This week’s ASUCR meeting began with a visit from the parents of sexual assault survivor Amanda Nguyen seeking support for a Survivor’s Bill of Rights that is currently sitting in the House of Representatives....