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RCCD students dissatisfied with vaccine mandate

By Elaina Kleven Many Riverside Community College District students are voicing opposition after the Board of Trustees voted on a vaccine and mask mandate on Aug. 10. “Fully or partially vaccinated, you can take classes on-site, in hybrid mode and/or online,” Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Strategic Planning Jeannie Kim said during the

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RCCD students share differing opinions about returning to in-person instruction

By Jennipher Vasquez As students prepare for the return to campus on Aug. 23, some are reluctant to follow the recently implemented mask and vaccine mandates by the Riverside Community College District. The RCCD board of trustees passed a resolution Aug. 10 requiring all students, staff and faculty to provide proof of partial vaccination no

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Student Sustainability Collective adviser talks strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

By Sigifredo Macias As the world attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some may feel there is no immediate action they can take on the ground level. Preston Galusky, Riverside City College science instructor and Student Sustainability Collective adviser, has some ideas for students who want to do their part. The SSC advocates for sustainability

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Faculty Association, HR settle dispute

By Erik Galicia Tensions between the Riverside Community College District Faculty Association and Human Resources Department eased as both sides came to an agreement over investigations of instructors. Union board members went public with their grievances at recent Board of Trustees and Academic Senate meetings. While declaring full support for faculty investigations that root out

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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 science instructors discuss COVID-19 vaccines

By Holland Snipes Does anyone you know believe the COVID-19 vaccine works by changing a recipient’s DNA? As vaccinations roll out, a Zoom conference March 19 featuring Riverside Community College District faculty aimed to educate and dispel such myths. The event, hosted by the Riverside City College STEM Engagement Center, featured guest speakers with scientific

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Viewpoints excels at National College Media Convention, awards show

Staff Report Viewpoints took home a total of 15 awards, including two national awards, at the Spring National College Media Convention on March 20. News Editor Cheetara Piry was also re-elected Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California president. The staff placed second in the Associated Collegiate Press National Best of Show for their print

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