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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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Norco College graduate heads to Harvard Law School

By Bianca Macias If you’ve ever felt the dreams you possess are out of your reach as a community college student, or as a student from a minority group, Saeed Ahmad’s heartening story just debunked any theory that suggested your doubts.  Ahmad, 22, was born into a proud Pakistani lineage and speaks his native language

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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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Pending program aims to establish educational pathway for formerly incarcerated students

By Cheetara Piry Only a mile from its campus, Norco College serves approximately 300 incarcerated students at the California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security prison, offering several associate’s degree programs. The problem, however, is that these students are usually released on parole before completion.  The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation incentivizes inmates to take responsibility

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Norco College builds new Veterans Resource Center

By Rolinda Espinoza Norco College’s new and expanded Veterans Resource Center will open in fall 2021. Norco college shared its vision for a new center Nov. 10  to promote the project.  The new center will provide assistance to veteran students attending the college, including mental health services, degree audit assistance and college credit for previous

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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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Fraudulent emails scam Riverside Community College District students

By Erik Galicia Criminals impersonating Riverside Community College District instructors scammed students through fraudulent emails in October. Shauna Gates, RCCD police chief, said the emails were sent districtwide from an unknown person. The subject of the emails was usually a professor searching for a personal assistant. The emails detailed work hours and responsibilities, such as

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Athletic directors examine return of sports to Riverside City College, Norco College

By Jesus Coronel The Riverside City College Athletics Department has drafted a plan to have sports return in January, assuming the district is able to fund the testing necessary to keep student athletes safe and COVID-19 does not worsen. Kaladon Stewart, RCC acting athletic director, was tasked with completing a cost-analysis of personal protective equipment,

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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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