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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“Save the Bees” campaign seeks to end pesticide use in California

The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) will begin pledging for their statewide “Save the Bees” campaign next fall at UCR with the goal of influencing legislators to ban the use and sale of...

UC Regents expresses concern over system borrowing

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the UC Board of Regents meeting, a debt policy proposal was made in response to the university system’s growing loan debt. Since the end of 2008, the UC system’s...

City of Riverside wins national green fleet award

On Oct. 4, the city of Riverside was ranked number one in the Government Green Fleets category during the Green Fleet Conference, due to its success in reducing public-sector vehicle emissions. Among the criteria for...

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....

Senators support safer working conditions for Bangladeshi employees

A senate resolution which calls for support of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety — an independent agreement designed to make safer working conditions for garment factories in Bangladesh — was unanimously...

CA women continue to make progress

A recent university study has found that California women have made significant strides in many areas, particularly in the field of education, where they are obtaining degrees at a higher rate than men. The...

UCR panel discusses presidential executive order

On Monday, Feb. 13, Associate Professor and Chair of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Department Muhammed Ali organized an event entitled “Conversation on the Immigration Ban,” which featured speakers including UCR professors and...

UCR community pushes for “sanctuary campus”

Following the trend of sanctuary cities, colleges across the United States have begun to declare their campuses to be “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented students that are threatened by deportation, especially under the new Trump...

Israeli hummus brand spreads tension at UCR

UCR officials have decided to continue selling Sabra brand hummus on campus after initially complying with a pro-Palestinian student organization’s request to recall the brand from university convenience stores due to the company’s ties...

Four UC chancellors granted higher salaries

On Thursday, Sept. 18, the UC Board of Regents approved salary hikes for several UC chancellors in an effort to make their salaries more competitive with chancellors at other institutions. Aimed primarily at the UC’s...