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August 11, 2013
Re "A new chief for a UC campus," Aug. 9 University of California President Mark G. Yudof stated that "it's a philosophical disagreement" in defending the 9% higher salary ($354,000) for the new UC Riverside chancellor. No, it's basic math. The increase may be paid for by private contributions to the university, but now those contributions won't be used to keep tuitions low, increase class offerings or pay professors and staff. The UC Board of Regents may feel justified in paying more than twice the compensation to every state governor in the nation to persuade him to live in a campus residence in Southern California instead of spending winters in Michigan.
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April 27, 2014 | James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's 10 Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest -- the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Eight of the schools chose to participate and here is what we found: -- The UC Riverside cross-country and track and field program has a nice run going, and that's more than a pun. The men's teams have been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn.
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SPORTS
January 7, 2010
at UC Riverside 69, Long Beach State 67 (OT): Larry Gurganious' lay-in with 1.3 seconds left in overtime gave the Highlanders (7-6, 1-0 Big West) the victory over the 49ers (6-8, 0-1). at UC Irvine 57, UC Santa Barbara 55: Sophomore forward Eric Wise made eight of 11 points and scored 21 points to lead the Anteaters (7-6, 1-0 Big West) over the Gauchos (5-6, 0-1). at UC Davis 67, Cal State Fullerton 63: Dominic Calegari scored 20 points as the Aggies (5-8, 1-0 Big West)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
  At his formal investiture ceremony Thursday, UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox called for significant expansions in enrollment, faculty and the campus itself. UC Riverside should grow its student ranks from the current 22,000 to 25,000 over the next six years as called for in its master plan but also go beyond that in the future, Wilcox said. The university will need to hire 300 more faculty members to accommodate growth and replace retiring professors, he added, according to an advance transcript of his speech.
SPORTS
December 17, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
at Nevada 71, UC Riverside 47: Kareem Nitoto scored 11 points for the Highlanders (4-6), but Phil Martin, who had 25 points in each of his previous two games, was held to nine. Malik Story and Olek Czyz scored 15 points each for the Wolf Pack (8-3), which extended its winning streak to five games. at Cal State Fullerton 86, La Verne 44: Orane Chin and Kwame Vaughn scored 18 points apiece, Isiah Umipig had 17 and the Titans (7-3) won their fourth in a row. Trevor Woodland scored 23 points for the Leopards but missed 17 of 25 field-goal attempts.
OPINION
July 22, 2012
Re "A medical school? Not now," Editorial, July 19 The Times fails to recognize the severe physician shortage in inland Southern California that UC Riverside's new medical school will address. The assertion that there are not enough doctors here because poor people can't afford medical care is just plain wrong. Our community-based medical school is designed expressly to meet the healthcare needs of this region. Our innovative approach will save the state millions in healthcare costs among the underserved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1997
"Student's Triumph Offers a Lesson," March 20. Sandy Banks' column profiling a member of El Camino High School's championship academic decathlon team included the statement that "the brainiacs know it may spell the difference between getting into UCLA or winding up at UC Riverside." As a 1981 graduate of UC Riverside, I strongly object to this oddly disparaging comparative reference. Yes, UC-Riverside's student body is small and the campus is on the fringe of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
SPORTS
December 17, 2009
MEN at UC Riverside 85, Berry College 53: Brandon Dowdy scored 14 points, Lateef McMullan and Larry Gurganious each scored 11 and Konner Veteto scored 10 to lead the Highlanders (6-3). Tim Miles had 19 points for the Vikings (3-6). Utah State 68, at Cal State Bakersfield 51: A 27-2 run over a 12-minute span in the first half gave the Aggies (6-3) a commanding lead and the Roadrunners (1-7), who got 11 points from Stephon Carter and 10 from Trent Blakley, could not recover.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
  At his formal investiture ceremony Thursday, UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox called for significant expansions in enrollment, faculty and the campus itself. UC Riverside should grow its student ranks from the current 22,000 to 25,000 over the next six years as called for in its master plan but also go beyond that in the future, Wilcox said. The university will need to hire 300 more faculty members to accommodate growth and replace retiring professors, he added, according to an advance transcript of his speech.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The former No. 2 administrator at Michigan State and a recent finalist to head up several other public universities around the country has been nominated to be the next chancellor of UC Riverside, officials announced Thursday. Kim A. Wilcox, who is an expert in speech and hearing disorders, is expected to be confirmed by UC regents as leader of the 22,000-student Riverside campus. His salary and other terms of employment will not be publicly released until the regents vote on his nomination during a teleconference on August 8. He comes to UC Riverside after unsuccessful bids to run other large public universities.
SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The, "Welcome Home" signs are out for six college baseball players from Southern California who play for Stony Brook in New York. The school is in Southern California playing UC Riverside, USC and Cal State Northridge. The players are Robert Chavarria (Marina), Jeremy Giles (Claremont), Chad Lee (Damien), Josh Mason (Crespi), Brandon McNitt (Bishop Amat) and Daniel Zamora (Bishop Amat). Stony Brook plays USC on Tuesday and Cal State Northridge on Wednesday. McNitt, a pitcher, struck out 10 in seven innings recently against Wake Forest.
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
UC Irvine's big advantage in the Big West tournament became clear at Thursday's tipoff at Honda Center. UC Riverside trotted out 6-foot-7 Taylor Johns to jump center against the Anteaters' 7-foot-6 shot eater, Mamadou Ndiaye. College basketball's tallest player won the tip and top-seeded Irvine was off and churning to a 63-43 quarterfinal victory over the bottom-seeded Highlanders. The workmanlike effort earned Irvine a trip to Friday's 6:30 p.m. semifinal game against seventh-seeded Cal Poly, a shocking 31-point winner over No. 2 UC Santa Barbara.
SPORTS
March 12, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The Big West's automatic bid to this year's NCAA tournament must be considered up for grabs if only for the fact the favored team has never been to the NCAA tournament. UC Irvine opens tournament play Thursday at Honda Center without a reliable read of the expectations. The Anteaters (22-10, 13-3) won the Big West regular-season title, but the tournament's three-day format somewhat nullifies all that has been achieved. The top Big West teams don't receive byes, they jump straight into single-elimination frays.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Regular season champion UC Irvine seeks to earn its first-ever NCAA tournament berth when the Big West Conference Tournament begins play Thursday at the Honda Center. The top-seeded Anteaters (22-10, 13-3) play eighth-seeded UC Riverside (10-20, 5-11) in the 6 p.m. game.  UCI's 22 wins are three shy of the school record of 25 set by the 2000-01 team. The winner of the three-day Big West tournament receives an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Tournament. "Everyone restarts now at the same point," UCI Coach Russell Turner, the Big West coach of the year, said Monday on a conference call.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
After a meeting that lasted until dawn Wednesday, the UCLA undergraduate student government voted against a measure that would have urged the UC system to sell off stocks of companies that do business with the Israeli military and profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories. The highly emotional issue attracted more than 500 people to the UCLA meeting and the public comment lasted nearly nine hours, according to the Daily Bruin, the campus newspaper. The council moved to a secret ballot and then voted 7-5 against the divestment measure.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By Gary Klein
What's ahead for these eight college baseball teams in Southern California: USC (20-36 in 2013, ninth in Pac-12): Second-year Coach Dan Hubbs will try to steer the Trojans into contention with senior left-hander Bob Wheatley and junior right-hander Wyatt Strahan atop the rotation. Opener: Northwestern, Friday. UC Irvine (33-22, fourth in Big West): Andrew Morales returns after finishing 10-0 with a 1.89 earned-run average and third baseman Taylor Sparks drove in 50 runs in 2013.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
After much debate that brought the passions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts to campus, UC Riverside's student government has reversed itself and revoked a prior resolution that urged the UC system to divest from companies that have contracts with Israel's military. The student leaders moved to drop the controversial divestment policy after approving it just a month ago because they came to see how it made Jewish students feel “marginalized,” according to Armando Saldana, the Associated Students' executive vice president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
SAN FRANCISCO - The leaders of California's three public higher education systems Wednesday pledged more cooperation, particularly in transferring students, while Gov. Jerry Brown urged them to develop more innovative collaborations. In a rare gathering, University of California President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris said they want to break through some of the walls set up by the state's 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education, which established different roles and student enrollment criteria for each sector.
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