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May 15, 2013 |
UC Irvine's chancellor pledged Wednesday to find and discipline whoever slipped a racist note into a black female student's backpack last week. The student found the note, which read "Go back 2 Africa slave," while she was in the science library on May 7, according to UCI police. The department is investigating what it is calling a hate incident. "When apprehended, the responsible individual(s) will face appropriate sanctions," Chancellor Michael Drake said in a statement on UCI's website.
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August 1, 2012 |
Hunting for the arsonist who they believed had set several mysterious fires around one of the city's high schools this month, police in Irvine say they finally found their culprit before dawn July 24 in an adjacent nature preserve. Police arrested Rainer Reinscheid, a 48-year-old professor at UC Irvine, on charges of trying to light a fire in Mason Park Preserve with newspaper and lighter fluid. It was not far from the wooded spot where his 14-year-old son, Claas Stubbe, had hanged himself four months earlier.
July 23, 2013 |
On her eighth day of rehearsal at UC Irvine, Kitty McNamee decided to refocus her dancers on the theme of their piece. Rather than demonstrate steps or go over musical motifs, the choreographer gathered her team around and read a different set of directions - from the dictionary. The word in question was "transit," which is also the working title of McNamee's entry in UC Irvine's annual National Choreographers Initiative. With the online Oxford Dictionaries offering a slew of meanings, she rattled them off quickly: the movement of people or materials, the passage of celestial bodies and so on. FOR THE RECORD: Dance program: An article about the National Choreographers Initiative in the July 24 Calendar section described the initiative as a UC Irvine event.
January 13, 2014 |
Four points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots. That was center Mamadou Ndiaye's contribution last week in 33 minutes toward UC Irvine's 46-44 victory over Long Beach State. It might be the most deceiving box score line in college basketball this season. "I don't think I've ever seen anybody influence a game more than he did and only score four points," Long Beach Coach Dan Monson said of Ndiaye, a 7-foot-6, 300-pound freshman who is the tallest player in the nation. "He even altered some shots when he wasn't in the game.
September 4, 1996
The Pepperdine women's volleyball team was impressive in its season debut, sweeping UC Irvine, 15-2, 15-3, 15-4, Tuesday night in front of 350 at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves (1-0) made 45% of their kill attempts, led by Nicole Sanderson, who had 11 kills in 13 tries and added three block assists. Kymme Vicknair added 10 kills and three aces. Becci Roehl had 41 assists. UC Irvine fell to 1-2.
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April 26, 2013 |
A member of a UC Irvine fraternity seen wearing blackface in a parody music video isn't the first time charges of racism have been lobbed at the campus community, students said. “This blackface video isn't the first, nor is it the last, example of racism that's been shown on this campus,” UCI Black Student Union co-chairwoman Ainaria Johnson told the Daily Pilot . In 2011, the campus cafeteria served chicken and waffles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at UC Irvine have launched an investigation after a public outcry over the recent video, which involved four students doing a parody of a song that included mimicking of performers such as Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z.
December 19, 2012
USC VS. UC IRVINE When: 8. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Network; Radio: 710. Records: USC 4-6, UC Irvine 5-7. Update: UC Irvine was within three points of Louisiana State with under a minute left after Daman Starring made a three-point basket but the Anteaters ended up losing, 66-60, Tuesday night at the Bren Center. Last month, Irvine lost by a point to UCLA in overtime at Pauley Pavilion. The Anteaters outrebounded Louisiana State, 50-43, led by the seven rebounds of sophomore Will Davis II. USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said he will stick with the starting lineup he used Saturday in a victory over UC Riverside.
February 18, 2000
Emi Umezawa of Irvine High has signed with UC Irvine to play on the women's water polo team, Coach Scott Hinman announced Thursday. Umezawa has helped Irvine to a 22-3 record and the Sea View League title this season.
December 18, 2004 |
Ross Schraeder scored 26 points, including a career-high eight three-pointers, in helping UC Irvine gain a 76-55 victory over San Jose State on Friday night. It was Irvine's second straight road win. The Anteaters (4-2) had lost 11 straight away from home before beating Santa Clara on Tuesday. UC Irvine has won three straight overall. Marquin Chandler scored 24 points for the Spartans (3-5), who lost their third straight.