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January 6, 2014 | By Jason Song
Starting this year, UC Riverside and all other University of California campuses will be tobacco-free, part of a nationwide trend. The campuses are following the lead of UCLA, which barred cigarettes and other tobacco products from campus last year. Former UC system President Mark G. Yudolf called for all campuses to be free of tobacco by 2014. In a survey of nearly 1,700 Riverside students and staff, 84% of respondents said they did not smoke or use tobacco products. Nearly 86% of people who responded said they were exposed to secondhand smoke on a regular basis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013 | By Jason Song
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was the 13th-highest compensated private university president in 2011, making nearly $1.4 million in total pay, while former UC President Mark G. Yudof was the eighth-best paid public education executive, according to an annual survey released Sunday. University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer made nearly $3.3 million, ranking him first among private college or university chiefs, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, while ex-Penn State University President Graham Spanier was the highest paid public president, making $2.9 million during the 2012 fiscal year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
UC Riverside officials are in the process of notifying anyone on campus who may have had contact with a student advisor who was diagnosed with meningitis this past weekend. A campus spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the advisor has been hospitalized, but the severity of the case is unknown. The announcement came days after UC Santa Barbara announced a fourth case of meningitis among its students. While most were expected to fully recover, one of them, a freshman lacrosse player, had to have his feet amputated.
SPORTS
December 10, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Erik Hafner, 28, works for nobody but himself. He watches sports all day and night. Without having to leave the house - or deal with rush hour, or please some screaming boss - he has pulled in $150,000 playing fantasy sports so far this year, on an original $25 investment. That's right, Hafner is living your dream. Don't quit your day job yet. Not a lot of guys can pull it off - pay-out fantasy sites estimate only a handful. But the way pro poker players make a living on the game they love, so go these elite fantasy players, turning an obsession into a six-figure salary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Stan Sheldon places his blowtorch between two spinning glass tubes. He blows into a mouthpiece that looks like a cigarette perched on his bottom lip. Air enters one end of a tube and puffs up through smoldering, wilting glass. As the tubes appear near collapse, they fuse and bursts of light explode inside - tiny fireworks of blue, red and orange trying to escape. Sheldon is the last remaining glass blower at UC Riverside, where he designs and creates glassware strictly for scientific research on campus.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Loyola Marymount is off to a 4-0 start and just defeated Northern Arizona, 90-78, with much less trouble than USC had in felling the Lumberjacks. Anthony Ireland , a senior guard from Connecticut, has been the Lions' star. He twice has had double-doubles in points and assists as Loyola Marymount is off to its best start since the 2003-04 season. Coach Max Good said the Lions have been playing "a pretty aggressive style of defense that at times creates some easy baskets for the opponent, but it also generates opportunities for us on offense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Reaction was broad and swift Thursday to the announcement by UC president Janet Napolitano that she would allocate $5 million in university funds to help the system's estimated 900 students who entered the country illegally.   The issue of how to treat those who don't have proper immigration papers is a hot one for Napolitano. Critics contend that, in her previous job as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, she oversaw an increase in deportations and they have protested her selection as UC president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
UC President Janet Napolitano, tackling one of the hot button issues facing her new leadership, announced Wednesday that she will authorize $5 million in university funds to help students who entered the country illegally and do not qualify for federal financial aid. In her first major address since taking office, she also said she will boost support for graduate and postdoctoral researchers by $10 million. Napolitano has encountered some protests in her first month on the job because of what critics contend was the increase in deportations that she oversaw as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
SPORTS
October 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The UC Irvine Anteaters were chosen by a vote of the media to win the Big West Conference men's basketball title. UC Irvine finished with with 183 points and nine first-place votes. UC Santa Barbara was second with 167, votes with Cal Poly and Long Beach State coming in third and fourth, respectively. This is the first time in 12 years the Anteaters have been picked to win the conference in the media poll. Anteater junior forward Will Davis II was named to the six-member, 2013-14 preseason all-conference team.
SPORTS
October 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Casey Sheehan, a senior outfielder at Redlands East Valley, has committed to UC Riverside. Sheehan missed last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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