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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
UC San Diego and UC Riverside are first and second in the annual "socially conscious" ranking of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego campus topped the Washington Monthly list which emphasizes such factors as enrolling and graduating low-income students, supporting research and encouraging students' public service. The 10-campus UC system once again did very well -- with four campuses in the top 10 and six in the top 25. UC Riverside moved up to second nationally from ninth last year.
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SPORTS
August 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Infielder Tyler Urbach from Studio City Harvard-Westlake has committed to Fordham University. Pitcher Peter Beattie from Ayala has committed to UC Riverside. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
OPINION
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- University of California regents approved a new leader for UC Riverside on Thursday, but not before Gov. Jerry Brown expressed concerns about high compensation for the incoming chancellor. Kim Wilcox, a former official at Michigan State University, will earn compensation of $354,000 a year, an increase of almost 9% over the previous chancellor, who departed last year. "I consider the growth in inequality in California, the U.S. and the world in general a problem that is tearing apart the social fabric," Brown said.  Brown voted against Wilcox's compensation, as did Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to Times reporter Carla Rivera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Kim A. Wilcox, a former top official at Michigan State University, was appointed as the ninth chancellor of UC Riverside at a special meeting of the UC Board of Regents on Thursday. The board voted unanimously for the selection, with regents praising Wilcox's commitment to top-tier research and student diversity. But his compensation of $354,000 drew strong objections from Gov. Jerry Brown. The salary represents a $29,000 -- or nearly 9% -- pay raise over that of the previous chancellor, Timothy White, who left in 2012 to head the California State University system.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
California citrus growers have imported a tiny wasp from Pakistan to help control a pest that helps spread a citrus-killing disease.  Los Angeles Times Assistant Business Editor Nancy Rivera Brooks chats with reporter Ricardo Lopez about his story on efforts to beat back the Asian citrus psyllid, the agent that helps spread the disease  huanglongbing , or citrus greening.  UC Riverside researchers are releasing thousands of Tamarixia radiata...
SPORTS
July 30, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Senior pitcher Aaron Dominguez of Chino Hills has committed to Mississippi State. He throws in the 90s mph. He's one of four Chino Hills players from the class of 2014 who have committed. Cody Sporrer is headed to UC Riverside, Izzy Fuentes to San Diego State and Josh Walker to Grand Canyon. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The former No. 2 administrator at Michigan State and a recent finalist to lead several other public universities across the country has been nominated to be the next chancellor of UC Riverside, officials announced Thursday. Kim A. Wilcox, an expert in speech and hearing disorders who helped lead Michigan State University during a period of state budget cuts, is expected to be confirmed by UC regents as head 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 Aug. 8. Friends say Wilcox long wanted to be in charge of a campus and saw no short-term chance that Michigan State President Lou Anna K. Simon would retire.
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