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Sunday, November 18, 2018

America is sliding backwards on vaccinations

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases estimates that during the 2017-18 flu season, as many as 80,000 deaths across the United States could be attributed to influenza. With the flu season beginning this October,...

Riverside’s city manager contract dispute is a wholly Californian problem

After the Riverside City Council fired former city manager John Russo among controversy over his high salary in April, they shot down a proposal to impose a cap on the city manager’s salary at...

Editorial: UCR should rethink C-Center move

When UCR announced its intention to build a sports complex called the C-Center, it was a step in the right direction. Not only would the stadium house upwards of 6,000 people, but it would...

Editorial: Letter to Chancellor Kim Wilcox

Dear Chancellor Wilcox, The University of California, Riverside welcomes you to your new position as chancellor, keenly awaiting the positive transformations you promise to bring to our university at the foot of the Box Springs...

It’s time we strengthen our approach to preventing sexual assault

Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, there have been several sexual assault incidents on or near the UC Riverside campus. As a result, the need for safety and preventative measures against sexual assault is ever...

Wilcox puts UCR down by making deans step down

Recently, Dean Reza Abbaschian of UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), who had served in the position for 11 years, is stepping down from his position due to “differences” with Chancellor Kim Wilcox. Abbaschian...

Closing Early Childhood Services will be a loss for campus community

As of this year, the Early Childhood Services (ECS) at UC Riverside has been running at a deficit of about $1 million dollars. While some solutions have been discussed — reducing staff, increasing class...

Wilcox’s silence on sexual violence discussions is deafening

The #MeToo movement has brought the topics of sexual violence, assault and harassment to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Yet, despite this movement’s prominence and the necessity for the campus community...

An investment in Heat is an investment in student morale

The HUB Governing Board voted on Oct. 17 to make two different recommendations regarding the continuation of the Heat music festival; one of which simply states their support for continuing Heat, and one which...

Editorial: Be wary of world events that ultimately affect the UC

This Presidents’ Day, Groupon tried out its humor and released a coupon that portrayed Alexander Hamilton as president of the United States. Ha ha, very funny. But wait: Do you know who Alexander Hamilton...