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AFSCME patient care and technical workers set to strike this April

Following an unfair labor practice lawsuit filed against the UC system last week by Patient Care Technical workers, who are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299,...

Bourns College of Engineering deranked from U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Engineering Schools”

On Feb. 7, 2019 the U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) released an update on which previously ranked colleges for the 2019 year are now considered “Unranked,” due to misreporting of information by colleges....

ASUCR Outreach director position will now fall under VP of Finance

The Outreach Director, the ASUCR position responsible for coordinating UCR’s outreach efforts to students and the community, will be absorbed by the Finance Committee. According to Carolyn Chang, the current Outreach Director, the move...

ASUCR Parliamentarian dismissed, circumstances unclear

ASUCR’s Parliamentarian Jose Rodriguez, who joined the organization this academic year and was responsible for advising the senate on proper procedure (i.e. Robert’s Rules of Order) and on following the bylaws correctly, was dismissed...

UCR study shows home and rent pricing affected by presence of colleges and hospitals

The findings of a UCR research study were published last Jan. 31, which discovered that colleges and hospitals will raise and drop housing price at an above average rate. The study was led by Vagelis...

UC students rally together demanding better workers’ contracts and more protections for minorities

Last Wednesday, students from UC Riverside and the other eight UC campuses attended the monthly Regents meeting in San Francisco to demand higher worker compensation for all UC employees as well as greater legal...

UCR updates campus printing and supply services

Campus Business Service Director Michael Clemons announced the recent renovations to printing and campus supply services at UCR, and spoke with the Highlander in an email interview on what the renovations entailed. With regard to...

UC chancellors unanimously condemn boycott of Israel

On Dec. 13, 2018, the chancellors of all 10 University of California campuses released and signed a statement condemning academic boycotts of Israeli scholars and institutions of higher education. The boycott would hinder students...

Highlander Perks dining plan pushed back to fall 2019 due to technical considerations

The Highlander Perks dining plan was intended to be implemented in fall 2018 but, due to technical considerations, the dining plan has been pushed back to begin in fall 2019. The new project from...

ASUCR passes resolution to house victims of the California wildfires

On Wed. Jan. 9, ASUCR passed the senate resolution “Providing Assistance to Wildfire Victims” which calls on the UCR administration to house victims of the recent California wildfires. In an interview with the Highlander,...