Category: COVID-19

State chancellor explains pandemic aid for Community College students, campus re-openings

By Leo Cabral California Community College students facing pandemic-related challenges have until March 2 to apply for emergency aid through the Cal Grant. Filling out the FAFSA and the California DREAM Act application by the deadline is important to ensure students qualify for the most aid available to them. Being in the financial aid system

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State Chancellor continues student press conferences

By Jennipher Vasquez The head of the California Community College system discussed the difficulties students are facing amidst the current social, economic and political climate during a student press conference Sept. 24. Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, reported an enrollment decrease of up  to 7% this semester and encouraged students to return in

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Riverside Community College District enrollment drops

By Chloe Hunter Enrollment at the Riverside Community College District has dropped 13% this semester.  It is the largest decrease in the district’s history. Wolde-Ab Isaac, district chancellor, tasked a research group in the Educational Services and Strategic Planning Department with working on understanding the enrollment decrease. The district aims to identify which ethnicities are

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Riverside County seeks to bypass state’s reopening guidelines

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would  bypass California’s state guidelines and proceed to reopen the county’s economy by Nov. 3. They will revisit the proposal Oct. 6. “I would love to open everything up tomorrow,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. “But that’s not the way the

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Riverside Community College District campuses may fully open in spring 2021

By Erik Galicia Students may be allowed back to their respective Riverside Community College District campus by spring 2021, assuming everything goes as planned. The district’s Safe Return Task Force has outlined a four phase plan for returning to campus, which aligns with the California Resilience Roadmap stages of reopening. Phase D, which assumes the

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Downtown Riverside protest demands end to stay-at-home order

Photos by Angel Pena By Erik Galicia Feelings of financial desperation and theories of a coming fascist government hit the streets of Riverside on April 25. Dozens converged on downtown, marching down Market and 14th Streets, demanding that Riverside County and California be reopened. The protest was the latest in a string of nationwide demonstrations

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UPDATED/DEVELOPING: State Chancellor forecasts future of Community Colleges, discusses emergency aid

By Erik Galicia A bleak economic forecast was predicted for the state’s Community Colleges during a teleconference with student reporters April 14. “We don’t know how big of an impact this is going to be because we are not through this crisis yet,” Eloy Oakley, California Community Colleges Chancellor, said during the call. The Riverside

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