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RUSD UCR Hold Meeting For New STEM High School Project

Save The Date! Tuesday September 25, 2018

It’s time to get informed and organized. It’s critical to show up and bring your questions.

This project will alter the fabric of the neighborhood. It will bring traffic that cannot be mitigated.
So it’s up to us to drive the conversation about mitigation.

Riverside Unified School District and UCR will be holding the first of two community meetings to discuss the proposed RUSD STEM High School on Tuesday, September 25.

 The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in room J-102 of the Bannockburn Village, located at 3637 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92507

The Regents of the University of California, on behalf of UC Riverside are partnering with the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) to propose a ground lease of University-owned Glen Mor Intramural Fields on East Campus for the purpose of constructing a new RUSD STEM High School serving grades 9 through 12.

UCR STEM High School Site Proposal

The RUSD STEM High School will be a magnet school for 800 students (half full-time and half part-time) who are pursuing their interests and aptitudes in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The High School would consist of classrooms, administrative office space, a multi-use discovery center, fabrication lab, food service, lecture facilities, a fitness center, outdoor learning areas and associated parking and circulation.

There will be a follow up meeting on November 1st.

For more information on the project, visit: http://ae.ucr.edu/rusd_stem_high_school_958802-community_meeting_flyer_9-7-18_b.pdf

For more information, please contact: Ana Gonzalez Director II, Planning Development Riverside Unified School District (951) 788‐7496 x84003

Raoul Amescua, ExecuƟve Director Real Estate Services University of California, Riverside (951) 827‐2433

Jerrod Walters, Senior Planner Auxiliary Services / Capital Asset Strategies University of California, Riverside (951) 827‐6955

or Jeff Kraus UCR Office of Government and Community Relations (951) 827-7073

UC Riverside Fall 2018 Admissions Show Surge in Transfer Student Numbers

In two years, UCR transfer applications have climbed by 23 percent.

By  On JULY 11, 2018

Two years ago, UCR’s ratio of freshmen students to transfers was 4.5 to 1. In the 2018-19 academic year, UCR is expected to reach 2.4 to 1.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – UC Riverside has again registered big strides in meeting California’s transfer student threshold, according to numbers released July 11 by the University of California Office of the President.

UCR Growing Student Popluation
Two years ago, UCR’s ratio of freshmen students to transfers was 4.5 to 1. In the 2018-19 academic year, UCR is expected to reach 2.4 to 1.

UCR has admitted a total of 33,218 students for fall 2018, including 24,993 freshmen and 8,225 transfer students. It’s an increase over 31,067 admissions for fall 2017.

Since 2016, the number of transfer students admitted – primarily from California community colleges –- has climbed from 6,298 to 8,225. That’s a key number for UCR, given the state’s mandate that UCs enroll one transfer student for every two freshmen.

Two years ago, UCR’s ratio of freshmen students to transfers was 4.5 to 1. In the 2018-19 academic year, UCR is expected to reach 2.4 to 1.

“UCR is very excited to welcome this new cohort of transfer students and proud that students are choosing to further their education at our campus,” said Cynthia K. Larive, provost and executive vice chancellor.

Systemwide, admission of California Community College transfer students grew by 8 percent over fall 2017.

UCR’S freshman acceptance rate went from 57 percent in fall 2017 to 51 percent in fall 2018.

The systemwide admissions numbers show increases in offers to students from historically underrepresented groups and among California freshmen and transfers who would be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college, or 46 percent of the total. Systemwide, among freshman applicants, Asian American students remained the largest ethnic group admitted at 36 percent, followed by Latinos at 33 percent, whites at 22 percent, and black students at 5 percent. American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and applicants who did not report a race or ethnicity made up the remainder of admitted students.

UCR admitted more African American students than any university in the UC system.

UCR’s Chicano/Latino representation held strong at 34 percent of students admitted, while the percentage of Asian American students admitted to UCR increased for the second consecutive year, from 41 to 44 percent.

UCR admitted 14,919 first-generation college students, the most of any UC school. Riverside also admitted the most low-income, Pell Grant-eligible students among the nine UC undergraduate campuses, with 13,612 freshman and transfer students.

The university will release its fall 2018 enrollment numbers in December 2018.

MEDIA CONTACT


Tel: (951) 827-4756
E-mail: john.warren@ucr.edu

UCR North District Notice Of Preparation EIR

UCR is giving notice of preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the North Campus Redevelopment Project.

UCR North Campus Development Plan Area
Save the Bungalows for affordable housing, workforce development and agricultural production opportunities.

Here’s the link to download the NOP and Initial Study for your comments. Let’s all do a review. Anything at all that comes up, make a note and share.

http://cpp.ucr.edu/environmental/ceqadocs.html

Earth Day 2018 Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up

Thanks to the army of UCR student volunteers and neighbors that made our Earth Day efforts a huge success.

The Interfraternity Council  (IFC) helped recruit and organize students with an appreciation for place and willingness to contribute some sweat equity to the neighborhood.

Early arrivals getting caffeinated.

 

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful supplied the tools, bags, gloves and safety vests.

 

 

Thanks to Jimmy Rodriguez from Riverside Public Works who loaned us a “Road Work Ahead” sign to help slow traffic on Watkins.

Thanks to Jimmy Rodriguez from Riverside Public Works for the safety sign to slow Watkins Dr traffic.

 

And last but perhaps most important, thanks to Jamie from Starbucks at UCR’s Glenmoor Market for providing some highly caffeinated fuel to get us started for the day.

UCR sherpa going the distance to clean up the hillsides

 

We filled over 50 trash bags including 4 Brown cans we had to borrow from neighbors because we ran out of bags.

Trailer load of trash

We pulled out 7 tires, 3 mattress and box springs, a car bumper, one refrigerator and a small mountain of dumped construction demo wood and one needle.

Long shot of a long morning’s work. Plus 4 borrowed brown cans. We were short bags.

 

Hats off to the student sherpas who climbed the hills and navigated the arroyos to recover the  illegal dumping and massive amounts of trash tossed from car windows.

Illegal Dumping

 

7 tires, construction demo, refrigerator and more

 

Sometimes it takes more than a village.

We could name all the establishments who probably don’t realize their good name is being literally trashed, but that’s for another time.

A herculean effort by UCR students and neighbors.

Right now, we’re all beat, happy and proud of the community spirit behind making the University Neighborhood the neighborhood of our dreams.

Riverside Stem Academy Going To College?

Riverside Stem Academy Brain TrustUniversity neighbors are well aware of the popularity and success of the Riverside Stem Academy. We see the evidence Monday thru Friday on Watkins Dr, Mt. Vernon and the other neighborhood streets.

We’re also aware of UCR’s development plans as many of us participated in the scoping sessions. Discussions have been underway about some creative collaboration between RSA and UCR and it’s all designed to happen on UCR’s campus.

There are two sites under consideration for the RSA / UCR multi-use building. One is Lot 13 off of Big Springs Rd. The other is Lot 30 at MLK and Canyon Crest.

Which one do you think makes the most sense to our quality of life?

The key issue for the neighborhood is traffic. STEM traffic and campus traffic. It’s all the same and happens at the same time each day.

If we want to have an impact on traffic, and a say about this, start following the issue.

New science-based high school set for … UC Riverside?

We as a community have multiple opportunities to share our voices. Start writing letters, sending emails, making public comments at RUSD Board meetings.

We’re all aware of the increased air pollution that accompanies more traffic. We are a City that espouses to be committed to healthy communities. There’s no reason this can’t work out for the best interests of all concerned.

Screaming Sirens Serenading Neighbors Thursday March 30th.

Emergency Sirens
The Penetrator

UCR to Test Emergency Siren – This Thursday

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This Thursday, March 30th, UCR will be testing and calibrating its emergency siren located at the bell tower intermittently between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon.

During this time you will hear multiple tones periodically from the Bell Tower. These will be loud steady sirens and “whoop-whoop” sounds that vary in intensity and type, some with verbal instructions. There is no action to take during this time.

This test is one of the last steps to fully implement an integrated notification system to alert campus students, staff, faculty and neighbors in the event of an emergency. The system will include the siren, text messages, email, reverse phone calls, web updates, and KUCR radio.

A survey is available for you to provide your comments, questions, or concerns about the tests at http://campusstatus.ucr.edu<http://campusstatus.ucr.edu/>. For more information, please contact emergency@ucr.edu<mailto:emergency@ucr.edu> or951.827.4255

UC Exports Student Jobs To India

Student Jobs Being Outsourced To India
Student Jobs Being Outsourced To India

Student fees continue to rise. Student debt has overtaken consumer debt as the leading debt category in America. Job creation is the buzzword of politicians and businesses. So why is UC planning to outsource it’s IT department? Could this be one more WTF moment?

Read about it here:

http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.latimes.com%2Fbusiness%2Fhiltzik%2Fla-fi-hiltzik-uc-visas-20170108-story.html&h=BAQGlecfhAQHQX4N5UQiTGlFqahJ3kN3M_2Ez8Kd4oAUexw&enc=AZMObQ65HhTji8Wz72VwqhXkBJg_8r3Ci_ehQnRiAEFu4KU9GjfXgxCuQU9wkqI7MwuDiAs_iRKAsQMSIh0_PgNxg7xXSzJc6Kp9wYm2AiGWqSBo4-urPhRv5IZu_IXidmVclxSqthnkMokGkKMwc4S9unt6ZJBlWsrHHkyFLpwwGmPapKPH4hxtdIC6ngIUyJA&s=1