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Friday, April 26, 2019

ASUCR update

During last week’s ASUCR meeting on April 4, the ASUCR board approved, by majority vote, changes to the ASUCR Constitution, an ASPB referendum and a UCR Theatre referendum. All three items will be on...

California colleges may begin gauging size of LGBT community

California state colleges and universities may soon be asking students about their sexual orientation on application forms as part of an effort to determine whether campuses are thoroughly servings its student populations. The move has...

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...

UCR mourns loss of Colin Roche, 26

On March 28, UC Riverside student Colin Roche passed away due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Roche was 26 years old and was in his first year at UC Riverside after having...

UCR Medical School aims for 2013 opening

UC Riverside officials will be re-seeking accreditation for the UCR Medical School after obtaining significant financial commitments from the county and the UC Office of the President (UCOP). If the accreditation attempt is successful,...

Court favors release of UC Davis task force report, but without officer names

On March 28, an Alameda County Superior Court Judge disagreed with the Federated University Police Officers Association in regards to blacking out parts of the report on last November’s pepper-spray incident at UC Davis....

Court order postpones release of UC Davis task force report

The Alameda Superior Court has permitted a restraining order which will temporarily suspend the release of the UC Davis task force report regarding the Nov. 18 pepper-spray incident. The request came from the attorneys...

UCR research on surveillance aims to improve security

A new study on surveillance cameras conducted by researchers at UC Riverside may help streamline the efficiency of surveillance systems at a time when defense and monitoring has become a prominent issue in the...

Sociologist Robert Nash Parker deems three-strikes law outdated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...

ASUCR update

During last week’s ASUCR senate meeting on March 8, ASUCR President Stephen Lee announced that a resolution would be made in condemnation of the defacement of the Israeli flag. “It jeopardizes a lot of...