Sunday, June 16, 2024
Ivan Strenski is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies. He may be reached at [email protected]. To the UCR Community: An Open Letter about Israel & Palestine I write as a recently retired UCR professor with 20 years of proud service at UCR. In that time, I learned much from our richly diverse student body and faculty about the Middle East. I...
Andrew Ssebulime is a second year Ph.D. student in Critical Dance Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where he works as a teaching assistant in the Dance Department. He specializes in East African dances, including popular Ugandan forms, which he has taught, choreographed and performed extensively for over 10 years across Uganda, China, Norway and beyond. His research...
I am Ethan Daniels (he/him), and my email is [email protected]. I am a student at UC Riverside studying economics and have been working closely with Hillel at UCR since the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel. Hillel International is an organization that offers opportunities to both Jewish and non-Jewish students to explore Jewish history and identity. My generation must come to...
Archa – Luna Lilith OceaNyx, an Indian Queer Polymath Witch, B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication (Hons.), M.A. Women’s Studies, faces the suppression of her voice as her UCR ID is abruptly suspended. Hence, reach out via [email protected] or geniusgypsy.com. “the pain I’ve felt of non-belongingness, and multiple forms of discrimination, how would you ever understand if you have 5 acres and a mansion? all...
Academic workers at the University of California aren’t unique in feeling the pain of the housing market in the state. This is an issue that any renter, unhoused person or first time buyer knows all about. Where we are unique is that many of us get our housing from the same institution that pays us. This means that the...
On September 13, 2022, Mahsa Zhina Amini was arrested by the “morality police” of Iran due to the fact that she was “improperly” wearing her hijab. The young 22 year old was on vacation with her family when she was taken away to a “re-education camp” where she later passed away three days after falling into an injury induced...
On May 10, 2022, Shireen Abu Akleh and her team of reporters were covering the Israeli Occupation Force’s raid of a Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin, a city in the West Bank, Palestine. Though the entire team wore their press gear: a blue bulletproof vest and a blue helmet which both read the word “PRESS” on them in clear...
“Guadeamus igitur (Let Us Rejoice.)” So begins the medieval song about undergraduate life, and that song comes naturally to students and alumni when they glimpse their school's oldest building, which testifies to its antiquity.   At William and Mary, academic life centers on the Wren Building.  Likewise, Harvard prizes Massachusetts Hall and Yale Connecticut Hall.  Outside the Ivy League, UNC boasts...
Two new students arrive on UC Riverside’s campus and are excited to attend an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). They know that UCR should support minority students and help them develop the social and educational skills needed to overcome racial discrimination and limited economic opportunities. The Hispanic student looks up “HSI mentoring” on UCR’s...
In late February, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Michael Che came under fire for a joke where he alluded to the alleged apartheid occurring in Palestine. He said, “Israel is reporting they vaccinated half their population… and I am going to guess it is the Jewish half.” He was deemed an anti-Semite for bringing attention to the reality that...