UC Riverside invited to join the AAU

The University of California, Riverside, has been invited to join the Association of American Universities, or AAU, according to an announcement released today. Membership in the AAU is selective, and the association includes the nation’s foremost universities – those that claim the majority of competitively awarded federal research funding. “This...

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Color tiers will end; UCR revisits fall plans

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement about a full California reopening on June 15 didn’t scramble UC Riverside’s plans for fall 2021, but it threw in some hot sauce. “It made us more progressive in our planning,” UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said. “If COVID-19 vaccinations continue to trend as they are...

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Pandemic hasn't deterred UCR applicants; new record is set

Defying pandemic-influenced predictions and national trends, the University of California, Riverside has posted record freshman applications for fall 2021. A total of 52,263 applications were received for the fall 2021 freshman class. That represents an increase over the previous record of 49,252 for fall 2020. It follows the trend of...

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UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021

On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.

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UC responds to Prop 16 outcome

As California voters again voted down affirmative action, the University of California and UC Riverside affirmed their commitment to building the system’s underrepresented student population. Proposition 16, which failed 56.1% to 43.9%, would have repealed 1996’s Proposition 209, which— among other things—banned the consideration of race, ethnicity, and gender in...

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'A Happy Homecoming' for Michael Drake

In a crisp blue suit, new UC President Michael Drake addressed the challenges facing the UC system in terms of the pandemic and budget shortfalls, and announced the advent of his personal “looking and listening tour.”

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University of California names Michael Drake its president

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously named Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the next president of the 10-campus UC system. Drake, 69, is the 21st UC president, succeeding the retiring Janet Napolitano. When he assumes the helm in August, he will be the first...

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