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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Supreme Court to rule on affirmative action

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case which may potentially remove the right of public educational institutions to use race and ethnicity as a plus factor in admissions decisions. The...

State sexual assault law goes into effect

State law SB 967, meant to address issues of sexual assault and violence, has gone into effect at the beginning of 2015. Commonly called "Yes means yes," the bill was signed into law by...

Middle Eastern Student Center brings “Spirit of Syria” to UCR

  During the fifth week of winter quarter, UC Riverside’s Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC) hosted the weeklong event, “The Spirit of Syria.” The week was intended to “showcase the side (of Syria) that many...

Senators clash over constitutional amendment changes

The last official ASUCR Senate meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, May 22 proved to be an emotional farewell. Highlighted topics included BCOE computer lab funding, changes within the office of Campus Internal...

Senators address grievances from disqualified elections candidates

Members of ASUCR issued apologies during last week’s senate meeting, with some expressing regret for giving late notifications to seven candidates who were found to be ineligible to run in the 2014-15 elections. “On behalf...

UCR and SoCalGas open new research center

On Wednesday, May 17, UCR and the Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) company, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company Sempra Energy, announced the opening of a new natural gas research center on campus. The Center...

Senators struggle to approve judicial branch

On Oct. 14, ASUCR senators voted to delay the approval of the Judicial Branch by a simple majority of 8-4-2 due to limited knowledge about each justice. The senators considered going into closed session...

PASSED AND SHREDDED

Held under the premise of a secret ballot vote, ASUCR senators voted on a series of controversial resolutions including one to end funding to companies accused of supporting apartheid, particularly in Israel. The legality...

UCR CALPIRG launches Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

On Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17, the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) held Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an initiative focusing on assisting students with struggles in food insecurity and homelessness. The...

ASUCR ECAB debates open week two

On Monday, April 4, ASUCR held its executive cabinet (ECAB) debates, with five candidates running for three positions; executive vice president, vice president of external affairs and vice president of internal affairs. The discussion,...