Tag: Gregory Anderson

Riverside City College celebrates difficult academic year with drive-thru graduation

By Cheetara Piry Students honked their horns and twirled orange and black pom poms to celebrate their graduation at Riverside City College’s first drive-thru ceremony.  Although the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow for the class of 2020 and 2021 to attend a traditional commencement ceremony, students still lined up inside of their cars in a

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RCC administrators discuss reopening plans during student forum

By Erik Galicia Administrators reiterated details of the Riverside Community College District’s campus reopening plans during an open forum with over 70 students. The district recently announced plans to return to in-person instruction during the fall 2021 semester in a pre-pandemic manner: 80% of courses in person and 20% online. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced April

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Riverside City College implements plan to combat anti-Black racism

By Jennipher Vasquez A group of Riverside City College faculty took part in a professional development training with San Diego State University faculty in the summer of 2020 to participate in a 10-point plan to address racial injustice and anti-Blackness on college campuses.  The 10-point plan, created in response to George Floyd’s killing, was introduced

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Details of RCCD campus re-openings still unclear

By Leo Cabral As COVID-19 cases have surged and fallen in the last year, and as the virus mutates, the state has experienced shutdowns, soft re-openings and indefinitely delayed in-person events. Since California returned to its Blueprint for a Safer Economy system of re-opening Jan. 25, the Riverside Community College District’s Safe Return Task Force

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Riverside City College receives $1 million grant from Bank of America

By Liv Drobny Bank of America announced an award of $1 million to Riverside City College on Nov. 18 with the goal of creating a jobs initiative meant to support students of color in their career development. “Bank of America is a good friend of the college,” RCC President Gregory Anderson said. “They all have

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Riverside Community College District’s new budget aims to mitigate COVID-19 impacts

By Erik Galicia The Riverside Community College District has reduced spending in order to mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. The new budget, unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 20, does not reflect the cuts previously proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The state faced a $54.3 billion deficit earlier this year, but

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Proposition 16 aims for affirmative action

By Chloe Hunter California voters will decide whether or not to lift the state’s ban on affirmative action in the public sector this year. Proposition 16, on the ballot this election,  attempts to balance the demographic representation of public workers by repealing a 1996 law that disallowed the public sector from affirmative action hiring practices.

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Riverside Community College District reacts to ICE order on international students

By Erik Galicia Already reeling from financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverside City College student Anthony Jardillier wondered how he would navigate the uncertainty caused by a new federal order that threatens his legal status. Jardillier, an international student from France, began studying business at RCC in 2018 and hopes to earn a

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Riverside Community College District creates task force to examine procedures for safe reopening of campuses

By Erik Galicia A task force is making recommendations for the safe reopening of the Riverside Community College District. “This is a very large task,” Robin Steinback, Moreno Valley College president and head of the new task force, said at the Board of Trustees meeting May 19. “It’s much easier to invite people to leave

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Journalism instructor Allan Lovelace retires from Riverside City College after 24 years

By Erik Galicia The plaques that line the walls of the Viewpoints newsroom at Riverside City College are so many that they leave little room for much else. However, Allan Lovelace, the full time journalism instructor since 1996, affirms that Viewpoints is not in it for the awards. He will be retiring at the end

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