Tag: Dariush Haghighat

Faculty Association, HR settle dispute

By Erik Galicia Tensions between the Riverside Community College District Faculty Association and Human Resources Department eased as both sides came to an agreement over investigations of instructors. Union board members went public with their grievances at recent Board of Trustees and Academic Senate meetings. While declaring full support for faculty investigations that root out

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Riverside Community College District faculty call for changes to Board of Trustees committee meetings

By Erik Galicia Riverside Community College District faculty have raised concerns that the current structure of Board of Trustees committee meetings is cutting into the district’s shared governance processes. The board holds two meetings per month: a committee meeting on the month’s first Tuesday and a regular meeting on the second. Committee meetings are meant

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Former administrator alleges sexual discrimination in suit against RCC District, chancellor

By Erik Galicia and Leo Cabral A lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination, attempts to cover up illegal activities and intimidation of whistleblowers was filed against the Riverside Community College District and its chancellor Feb. 18. Plaintiff Terri Hampton, former vice chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Relations, claims she was repeatedly subjected to Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac’s

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UPDATED: Riverside Community College District cancels spring break

By Erik Galicia Spring Break will be absorbed into the spring semester to make up for the week lost as Riverside Community College District faculty prepared for the March 23 switch to remote learning caused by COVID-19. “This way, we will be able to complete our 16-week compressed calendar and fulfill our state’s requirement for

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Special Board meeting lays out Riverside Community College District campus closure plan

By Erik Galicia With the Riverside Community College District seemingly stuck in limbo due to sudden COVID-19 regulations, last night’s special session of the Board of Trustees presented the district’s plans to handle the pandemic.  “We have been very carefully monitoring the guidelines from the CDC on a daily basis,” said Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac. “We

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Remembering Riverside City College instructor Ron Pardee

  By: Samantha Bartholomew Riverside City College professor of business administration and management Ron Pardee died suddenly Sept. 21. “As a deeply respected and beloved member of the RCC family, Ron left an indelible legacy for all of us at the college and throughout the community,” RCC President Gregory Anderson said. “Ron loved RCC and

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RCCD students and faculty respond to the termination of Norco College president

The recent firing of Norco College President Bryan Reece has warranted opposing responses from students and faculty around the Riverside Community College District.

Riverside City College students, staff respond to Iran tensions

By Erik Galicia The United States’ recent deployment of additional military resources to the Middle East has many people worried about the possibility of a new war. “I pay a lot of taxes,” said Dariush Haghighat, a political science professor at Riverside City College. “I want my taxes to go to the community, not to

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Administration chooses to move forward on vote for installation of permanent blockades

By Samantha Bartholomew The aftermath of a medical emergency has been riddled with  its fair share of progress and ongoing confusion. After initially denying that Student Health Services had turned Viewpoints editor-in-chief Dominique Redfearn away after RCC student Nick Peralta collapsed in the Viewpoints newsroom, Renee Martin Thornton, director of Student Health Services, and FeRita

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Faculty Association challenges trustee candidates

By Samantha Bartholomew With a little over two months before the Board of Trustees elections, the Riverside Community College District Faculty Association formally challenged the candidate designations of Brian Hawley and Sam Davis. “During (Davis’s) short tenure, which can easily be characterized as a complete disaster,” Rhonda Taube, RCCDFA president, said in an email. “Mr.

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