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Monday, November 12, 2018

The University of California does itself a disservice by outsourcing jobs

The goal of the UC system, per its own mission statement, is to educate Californians in order to benefit the California economy by creating an educated workforce. It comes as a shock, then, that...

New York’s Excelsior Scholarship will not translate well for California

New York state has recently unveiled the Excelsior Scholarship, a program that essentially covers tuition for students enrolled in the State University of New York system. As the first of its kind in the...

UCR IT layoffs short-circuit support for campus community

Recently, a spate of layoffs in the UCR Information Technology Solutions (ITS) has raised questions about the support students will receive when trouble inevitably arises with technology on campus, such as in campus computer...

Voter’s Guide

Prop 51: The Highlander Editorial Board endorses Proposition 51 on the California ballot. Proposition 51 would allow California to issue $9 billion in bonds for physical repairs, construction and upgrades for public K-12 schools and community...

Student suicides are not just about school

All over the nation, a startling number of teenagers commit suicide every year. In competitive school districts like Palo Alto, clusters of teen suicides occur at an especially alarming rate. In order to curtail...

Universities need to do a better job of equally protecting their speakers

On Wednesday, April 19, UC Berkeley canceled a planned speaking event by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, citing security concerns. Due to Coulter’s determination to speak, the event was later rescheduled, only to be canceled...

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...

Editorial: More academic advisors mean more students graduate sooner

As the tail end of class registration nears and students await the arrival of second pass, too many students are being reminded that they won’t graduate on time. Sometimes, it’s due to a course...

UCR is getting too big, too fast

UCR is in the midst of a crisis. At a glance, it may seem to be the same UCR as last year. There have been no major renovations, no significant shuffling of faculty or...

SB 239 epitomizes privilege in accessing HIV-related healthcare

In what can be euphemistically described as a misguided endeavor, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 239 on Friday, Oct. 6. In California, beginning in January of next year, knowingly exposing someone to HIV...