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Monday, August 21, 2017

Riverside county seeks to counter an increase in homeless population

According to a survey conducted by Riverside County released on April 12, 2017, there are currently around 2,413 homeless adults and children residing in Riverside. This is an increase from the 2,165 people that...

Can climate change alter your sleep patterns? UCR professor thinks so

On May 26, 2017, UCR Professor Sara C. Mednick’s co-authored study on climate change and effects that it might have on human sleep patterns was published by the scientific journal Science Advances. The study...

Legal action being pursued against colleges allegedly suppressing free speech

Across the country, colleges are allegedly suppressing the free speech of their students, according to the national student Libertarian organization Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). According to a series of press releases from YAL,...

California increases statewide free tuition programs for community colleges

According to a press release from the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chancellor’s Office on March 20, 2017, the CCC’s Board of Governors “approved 14 community college districts in California to participate in the College...

UCR researchers successfully reclaim 100 percent of freshwater from brine water

UCR researchers from the department of chemical engineering have developed a new method to recover fresh water from high-salinity solutions using different processes from analytical electrochemistry. Analytical electrochemistry is the interaction between electricity and...

California lawmakers shelve single-payer healthcare proposal

On Friday, February 17, 2017, California State Senators Ricardo Lara (D-33rd District) and Toni Atkins (D-39th District) introduced Senate Bill 562, also known as the Healthy California Act, to the Senate Rules Committee. The...

UCR Engineers Without Borders to build water pumps in Tanzania this summer

UC Riverside’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), an organization that creates and builds human needs projects in third-world countries, is planning to travel over the summer to Ukwega, Tanzania to build water pumps...

Breaking: UCR assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Strategic Communications resigns

On Wednesday, June 14, the Highlander learned that James Grant Jr., assistant vice chancellor for UC Riverside’s Office of Strategic Communications, resigned from his post. Grant arrived at UCR in 2010 after working for...

Highlander Newsroom (6/7/2017)

This week's editorial took a look at the recent incidents of sexual assault near UCR's campus and saw them as a springboard to have stronger and more serious discussions about preventing sexual assault and...

Events for the Week of June 6, 2017

Riverside and Moreno Valley Municipal Elections When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 The Cities of Riverside and Moreno Valley are holding their municipal elections for city council on Tuesday, June 6. The candidates for Riverside are...