Tag: Moreno Valley College

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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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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Riverside County voting operations run smoothly, spokespeople say

By Erik Galicia Voting center operations in Riverside County ran smoothly on Election Day despite having less than half of the locations and workers available than in previous years, according to county officials. Brooke Federico, Riverside County Executive Office public information officer, reported that the county offered 600 polling places and employed 3,500 poll workers

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Moreno Valley College Health Services teaches mindfulness techniques

By Rolinda Espinoza A Moreno Valley College Health Services webinar offered a mindfulness practice and discussed the importance of students caring for their mental health and well-being throughout the academic year. “Pause,” Carlos Carrio, MVC health education specialist, said during the webinar Sept. 9. “Take a few deep breaths.” Mindfulness is defined as a state

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