Tag: Riverside Community College District

Incoming student trustee calls out board

By Bianca Macias Riverside Community College District students have elected a Norco College student to represent them on the Board of Trustees during the 2021-2022 academic year. Student Trustee-elect Jack Harris, 24, a second-year philosophy major, said he was inspired to run for the position after a negative interaction at a board meeting. “I feel

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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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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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RCC administrators discuss reopening plans during student forum

By Erik Galicia Administrators reiterated details of the Riverside Community College District’s campus reopening plans during an open forum with over 70 students. The district recently announced plans to return to in-person instruction during the fall 2021 semester in a pre-pandemic manner: 80% of courses in person and 20% online. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced April

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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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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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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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