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Monday, May 27, 2019

News in brief

UC being sued for withholding officers’ names on Davis task force report Two California newspapers, the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times, are suing the University of California for failing to release the names...

UCR scientist discovers cause of avocado-killing disease

The source of a disease that has taken a massive toll on Israel and Southern California’s avocado industry has been identified by a plant pathologist at UC Riverside. Akif Eskalen recently discovered that the...

Students, chancellor, regents join forces to lobby in Sacramento

For the first time since 1993, the University of California Board of Regents held a meeting in Sacramento, rather than a specific UC campus. With the threat of further budget cuts and a budget...

News in Brief

Nine arrested at Occupy protest near UC Berkeley UC Berkeley officers arrested nine protesters for unlawful assembly and for remaining on UC-owned farmland after dispersal orders were given. The protesters had begun their occupation of...

ASUCR tables resolution critical of Israeli flag defacement

Last Wednesday’s ASUCR senate meeting resulted in the controversial tabling of a resolution to denounce the defacement of an Israeli flag that occurred on campus last March. Conflict arose due to senators’ varying opinions...

Brown’s revised budget allocates UC less funding than expected

Gov. Brown's revised budget, which seeks to address the state's $16 billion deficit, will temporarily withhold $38 million from the state's initial $90 million commitment to the UC while boosting K-12 funding by 16...

UC regents review prospect of 6% tuition increase

The implications of Governor Brown’s revised May budget were the main focus of the UC Board of Regents meeting last week in Sacramento. The regents discussed the prospect of a six percent tuition increase—which...

UC president honors UC Haiti Initiative with leadership award

The UC Haiti Initiative (UCHI), a program started in response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country in 2010, was awarded the 2012 UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership during...

FOREPLAY: Senior Thesis Exhibition

On Saturday, May 19, Sweeney Art Gallery opened its doors to a flood of students, faculty and members of the general public. All had come to witness the artwork of UCR’s finest senior artists...

UCR considers 8,000 seat arena to replace Bannockburn Village

UC Riverside’s plans for a multi-purpose event center are currently in their conceptual phase, as the university’s search for qualified consultants has ended. The 8,000 seat “C-Center,” however, has already drawn concerns due to...