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Academic Senate votes against reinstating study abroad program

By Jennipher Vasquez The Riverside Community College District Academic Senate voted against reinstating the study abroad program Sept. 27. Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac initiated the meeting by giving his report and initiatives that he agreed should be implemented moving into the winter and spring 2022 academic sessions.  “I would like the senate to look at the

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Viewpoints vol. 100, issue no. 2

Our first fully-staffed issue is out! Our second issue this term includes vaccination deadline updates for Riverside Community College District, tips on how to succeed in your classes, memorials for both 9/11 and a local soldier who lost his life in Kabul, managing editor Daniel Hernandez’s second History of Viewpoints column and the revival of

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Riverside Community College District passes vaccine and mask mandate

By Leo Cabral and Daniel Hernandez All students, staff and faculty will be required to provide proof of vaccination before returning to any Riverside Community College District campuses. The Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees passed a resolution Aug. 10 stating all students and employees must “provide evidence of partially vaccinated status no later

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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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EDITORIAL: RCCD campus reopening plans lack discourse

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board When students, faculty and staff are expected to adapt to an online environment, open lines of communication are crucial. Language and messaging during COVID-19 must be clear and definitive. But the Riverside Community College District has blundered its messaging on the topic of the year: the return to in-person instruction.

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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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