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Fall 2019 classes move ten minutes earlier

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive notified UCR students that Fall 2019 classes will begin and end ten minutes earlier in a May 7 email. In the campus-wide email, Larive stated that...

Reports show lower disparity between white and black graduation rates at UCR

According to a report by The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that advocates for students of color and low-income students, UCR has made significant gains at addressing the gaps in college completion rates of...

Shooting threat posted on Snapchat, UCPD arrests suspect

In a campus wide email, UCPD announced that at about 12:28 a.m. on May 10, they were notified of a shooting threat sent via Snapchat. The Snapchat appeared on a black screen and read,...

Several ASUCR candidates face potential disqualification over campaign violations

An ASUCR Judicial Council meeting was held on Friday, May 3 to hear appeals from then-candidates Julian Gonzalez, Lennin Kuri, Isaiah Kim and Luis Huerta in regard to alleged campaign violations which could potentially...

Students express disappointment with the distribution of Chick-fil-A as an incentive during elections week

The fifth ASUCR meeting of the quarter took place on May 1 and began at 6:35 p.m. During public forum multiple students from the LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) approached the podium to express their...

New “UCR-GUEST” WiFi released at UCR

UCR’s Information Technology Solutions (ITS) department released a new guest WiFi connection this past April named “UCR-GUEST.” The Highlander reached out to Rebecca Hutchins, the communication and assessment manager, for more information. “The preparation for...

First safe-sex vending machine is officially installed on campus

Last Wednesday Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) at UCR installed UCR’s first operational safe-sex vending machine at the Student Recreation Center (SRC). It is located at the SRC North building next to the racquetball...

UCR professor discusses misinformation surrounding vaccines

A measles outbreak has spread throughout 22 states in the United States, with over 700 reported cases thus far. The Highlander reached out to Professor Richard Carpiano of public policy and sociology at UC...

Outreach efforts dominate discussion during ASUCR meeting

The fourth ASUCR meeting of the quarter took place on Wednesday, April 24. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. The meeting then moved on to officer reports. Connie Wi, the marketing director...

ASUCR elections struggle with low voter turnout

The 2019 ASUCR elections, which officially began on Monday, April 22 and was supposed to end on Friday, April 26, currently stand with approximately 10 percent voter turnout as of Thursday, April 25, lower...