Tag: Gregory Anderson

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Riverside Community College District foresees $16.9 million shortfall

By Erik Galicia Fallout from California’s pandemic related deficit may result in a budget shortfall of around $16.9 million for the Riverside Community College District. “We sit here in a very different fiscal situation than the one we were in a couple of months ago,” Aaron Brown, vice chancellor of Business and Financial Services, said

Continue reading

Riverside Community College District considers 2020 graduation ceremony options

By Jennifer Rosales  The rite of passage of any graduating student is to have their name called out, their hand shook and to walk across that stage in front of their peers and families.  But due to COVID-19, a traditional commencement is not safe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since large

Continue reading

Riverside City College student Claudia Lucrey, 29, dies in crash

By Saida Maalin Claudia Cloud Lucrey, a beloved leader, friend and all around inspiration for many at Riverside City College passed away in a motorcycle collision March 10. She was 29 years old. Lucrey was the vice president of the Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club for two semesters. Her partner of two years, Gabriela Mena,

Continue reading