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UCR promotes minority student access to STEM fields

With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), UC Riverside has bestowed a $30,000 stipend and a full-ride scholarship to nine UC Riverside graduate students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs....

Revenue from cigarette tax could yield billions

According to a UC San Francisco (UCSF) study, a new statewide ballot initiative which aims to increase the cigarette tax may lead to a creation of 12,000 jobs and $1.9 billion in new economic...

Chancellor calls for removal of Occupy tents

UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy White has called for the removal of the Occupy Movement’s on-campus tent encampment. “The encampment on our campus is not sustainable, for reasons of public safety, health, practicality, and law,”...

Proposed bill seeks to alleviate 60% of fees for UC and CSU students with...

Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced legislation to the state Capitol Feb. 8 that would provide for University of California and California State University students with annual household incomes not exceeding $150,000 a...

UCSF researchers call for government regulation of sugar

As worldwide rates of obesity and diabetes diagnoses increase, researchers at the UC San Francisco (UCSF) say that sugar intake should now be regulated, much like alcohol and tobacco. The researchers suggest that sugar...

ASUCR bans laptop campaigning

The ASUCR Senate meeting on Feb. 9 witnessed the passage of a resolution that bans the use of laptops during ASUCR senator elections and the selection of a new elections chair. The use of laptop...

Obama addresses affordability of college

President Obama has increasingly focused on higher education in recent remarks during college visits and in the State of the Union Address. Highlighted agenda items include a “Race to the Top” initiative to improve...

UCR students contribute most community service hours in UC system

UC Riverside undergraduate students volunteer an average of 3.5 hours per week, making it the highest rate among the ten UC campuses (average of 2.7 hours per week) according to data released by the...

Protesters host rally against police brutality

Students, faculty and members of the Occupy movement convened at the Bell Tower last Wednesday to protest the use of police force that occurred on campus during the UC regents meeting. The demonstration, which...

Dining Services debuts food truck on campus

This past week, UC Riverside Dining services introduced the 32-foot Culinary Chameleon food truck as the newest addition to campus dining. Dining services are hopeful that the truck’s versatile menu will draw a large...