CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2011 |
UC Riverside, long considered a consolation prize by students not admitted to more coveted campuses, registered the biggest increase in applications this year among the University of California's nine undergraduate campuses, officials announced Friday. The Inland Empire's surging growth in applicants in the last two years prompted officials there to announce that it would no longer accept referral pool students ? those eligible to attend UC but who fail to win admission to their preferred campuses.
March 14, 2009 |
UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo each won their Big West women's basketball tournament semifinal games Friday to advance to the championship today at the Anaheim Convention Center. Kristina Santiago's layup with 1.7 seconds was the difference as No. 3-seeded Cal Poly SLO (21-10) defeated No. 2 UC Riverside, 58-57. Santiago's basket capped a 7-0 run by the Mustangs in the final 2:58 to overcome a six-point deficit. The victory sends Cal Poly SLO into the final today at 1 p.m.
December 30, 2009
at San Diego State 58, UC Riverside 53: Billy White scored 13 points as the Aztecs (10-3) held off the Highlanders (6-6). San Diego State has won seven of its last eight and holds an 8-0 all-time record against Riverside. UC Riverside was led by Kyle Austin, who scored 19 points. at No. 7 Duke 84, Long Beach State 63: Larry Anderson scored 14 points for the 49ers (6-7), but they couldn't get closer than 13 points to the Blue Devils and lost their third straight. Jon Scheyer scored 22 points for Duke.
December 3, 2009
at UC Riverside 87, Cal State Bakersfield 47 : Kyle Austin had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Highlanders (4-2) to an easy win over the Roadrunners (1-4). Trent Blakley had 19 points, five rebounds and two steals for Bakersfield. at UC Irvine 80, Hawaii 70 : Pavol Losonsky scored 15 points and Eric Wise finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and a career-high seven assists to lead the Anteaters (4-3) over the Warriors (2-5). Roderick Flemings led Hawaii with 25 points.
March 3, 2011 |
Long Beach State 82, at UC Riverside 76: Greg Plater scored 24 points as the 49ers finished off their regular season by holding off the Highlanders for their ninth victory in a row. Long Beach State (20-10, 14-2 Big West) had already clinched the regular-season title. Kareem Nitoto scored 23 points for Riverside (10-18, 5-10), which cut a 19-point lead to one. at Boise State 95, Cal State Bakersfield 59: The Roadrunners (9-19), coming off a 45-point loss to Gonzaga, fell for the 10th time in a row on the road and eighth overall.
March 3, 2012
MEN at UC Riverside 72, UC Irvine 69 (OT): Three players scored in double figures as the Highlanders won an overtime thriller. The Highlanders (14-16, 7-9) led by 10 points at halftime, but the Anteaters (11-19, 6-10) tied the score with seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, UC Riverside built a seven point lead but Irvine closed to within a point, 70-69, with one second left. The Highlanders' Phil Martin was fouled on the inbounds pass, made both free throws to make it 72-69, and the Anteaters missed on a desperation heave at the buzzer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 |
After much debate that brought the passions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to campus, UC Riverside's student government has reversed itself and revoked a 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
October 3, 2012 |
A national accrediting agency has approved UC Riverside's long-embattled plan to open a full medical school and to start enrolling future doctors next summer, officials announced Tuesday. It would be the sixth medical school in the University of California system and the first to open since the late 1960s. Last year, the same panel rejected the proposal because it looked too risky after the state refused to fund the school. But UC Riverside officials have since secured enough other public and private financing for a program that they say will help ease a doctor shortage in the Inland Empire and improve public healthcare there.