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Steep enrollment decline concerns district

By Leo Cabral Fall 2021 enrollment across Riverside Community College District continues to decline across campuses despite the implementation of late-start classes. Maintaining enrollment across the district was discussed during the Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 19. Rates have decreased more than 27% below target since fall 2019 and continue to decline, according to

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District plans to install solar panels throughout its three campuses

By Jennipher Vasquez The Riverside Community College District is working to install solar panels for all three of its campuses by April of 2024.  RCCD’s Board of Trustees were first introduced to the project in December 2020 and received a full financial analysis of feasibility earlier this year. The district is now in the procurement

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Tips on how to achieve a successful semester at RCCD

By Daesha Gear In-person education at Riverside Community College District has returned for the fall semester, but many new and returning students may feel unprepared.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the district into distance-learning in March of 2020, which caused both new and returning students to adapt to an online environment. Now, after a year and

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Nursing program administers vaccines

Photos and story by Daniel Hernandez Riverside City College is one step closer to ending the chapter of distance education and returning to campus for in-person instruction. Trained RCC nurses, with the help from Albertsons pharmacists, administered first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to members of the community on the roof of the

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Chancellor’s town hall answers reopening questions

By Liv Pearson The Riverside Community College District’s enrollment struggles, along with progress in handling the pandemic, played a key role in the decision to reopen campuses in the fall. Community College enrollment has declined across the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and RCCD is no exception. Wolde-Ab Isaac, RCCD chancellor, said during the first

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California Community Colleges chancellor addresses fall 2021 plans, racial violence

By Cheetara Piry The head of the California Community Colleges system provided state updates on campus reopenings, vaccinations and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, said during a teleconference March 25 that fall 2021 goals aim to get students back into classrooms, considering enrollment has dwindled

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RCCD fall 2021 scheduling begins, faculty raise concerns

By Erik Galicia With scheduling for the fall 2021 semester already underway, faculty across the Riverside Community College District have voiced concerns at several Board of Trustees and Academic Senate meetings. A Riverside City College email sent to faculty March 10 announced plans to return at 80% in-person instruction and 20% online instruction if pandemic

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Students voice concerns, optimism about return to RCC campus in fall 2021

By Jennipher Vasquez Riverside City College students are anticipating the return to campus in the fall, while some remain apprehensive about the decision. During the Board of Trustees meeting held March 16, Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac said the campus is expected to resume all in-person classes beginning Aug. 23, the start of

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Community College enrollment struggles continue, RCC finds solutions

By Erik Galicia After several months of navigating distance education, Michael Ortega decided to drop his courses at Riverside City College. Ortega, 44, a formerly incarcerated student, struggled with the sudden lack of face-to-face interaction. He said he needed one-on-one time with his instructors and the ability to walk into the Writing and Reading Center

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RCCD Police Department works to increase training, enact modern strategies

By Jennipher Vasquez The Riverside Community College District Police Department is implementing 21st century policing strategies, aiming for a proactive approach to providing safety to the district’s three campuses.  The 21st century policing strategies concept was brought about by former President Barack Obama’s task force to improve the interaction and relationships between law enforcement and

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