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Friday, November 17, 2017

UCR scientists continue efforts to combat weevils

South American palm weevils have been slowly destroying Southern California’s iconic palm trees. On Oct. 1, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $150,000 research fund, which the Bard Valley Medjool...

The Habit Burger and Grill will open at UCR on November 15

The Habit Burger and Grill will open inside UCR’s Latitude 55 at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15., according to Executive Director of Dining, Hospitality, and Retail Services David Henry. The Habit will replace...

Is it halal? Dining addresses dietary concerns surrounding on-campus restaurants

In recent weeks, UCR’s Muslim community has demanded more halal options on campus, an issue that was first raised during an ASUCR meeting on Oct. 4. To learn more, the Highlander sat down with...

Union members protest low wages and layoffs

Members of the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE), a union covering over 12,000 employees of the University of California (UC), protested at the bell tower on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The 15-or-so demonstrators, among...

ASUCR appoints fourth and final justice

The main focus of ASUCR’s fourth senate meeting, which began promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, was to vote on the appointment of justice nominee, Mina Hanin, a fourth-year political science major....

UCR-Texas A&M research team awarded $1.2 million NSF grant

A team of researchers from UC Riverside and Texas A&M University (TAMU) have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further their research into the intersections between agriculture, energy...

Cynthia Larive appointed as UCR’s provost and executive vice chancellor

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Cynthia Larive was officially appointed as UC Riverside’s provost and executive vice chancellor after serving as interim vice chancellor of undergraduate education since Feb. 21, 2017. According to Larive, the...

UC Riverside reacts to marijuana legalization

The WELL, UCR's wellness center and health promotion department, sent an email to all UCR students on Monday, Oct. 30 regarding the impending legalization of recreational marijuana under California state law starting in 2018....

UCR GSA has departed UC Student Association

ASUCR’s Vice President of External Affairs Johnathan Li used the early portion of his officer report during last Wednesday’s State of the Association (SOA) meeting to divulge the UC Riverside Graduate Student Association’s (GSA)...

Source: UC ignores UCR Counseling and Psychological Services in contract talks

Employees in UCR’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department await the results of negotiation requests in these next two weeks between the University of California (UC) and union representatives that will decide the future...