Paying it forward

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The conversation around a flawed student plan that would eliminate tuition is a step toward fixing budget woes.

Though outstanding attention has been garnered by a student plan that would abolish traditional tuition for a University of California education, its details fall short. The plan, which was crafted by members of UC Riverside’s student newspaper and other student leaders, would eliminate fees and instead make most graduates pay
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Riverside faculty member dismissed

The UC Board of Regents voted to dismiss a UC Riverside faculty member in a closed session meeting Wednesday, according to a statement provided Thursday by UC spokesperson Dianne Klein. Though the meeting agenda item referencing the decision leaves the professor unnamed, the Los Angeles Times names the faculty member
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Regents meeting halted again by protests

Protests sparked by Thursday’s UC Board of Regents meeting at UC Riverside stalled proceedings for almost an hour and also later resulted in the detainment of at least three protesters. The initial protest marked the second consecutive time that demonstrations have held up a board meeting. During the public comment
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Upcoming regents meeting spurs plans for student demonstrations

The UC Board of Regents will meet at UC Riverside this week to discuss finances and other issues facing the University of California while protesters will hold demonstrations at the Riverside and Berkeley campuses urging students to act against potential future cuts. Throughout the Wednesday and Thursday meetings, regents will
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UC Riverside students propose alternative UC student contribution plan

With declining state funding driving University of California tuition higher and higher in recent years, a group of students at UC Riverside is proposing an alternative student contribution plan that would allow students to pay for their education once they have a steady, post-graduation income. The plan, called the UC
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Occupy Cal returns for the spring semester

Occupy Cal is back. On Tuesday evening, demonstrators held a general assembly meeting on the steps of Sproul Hall to discuss how to rally support for the movement, which garnered national attention during the fall semester. About 20 participants attended the meeting, which lasted almost two hours and revolved around planning Occupy
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UC Berkeley students demonstrate in support of Irvine 11

The UC Berkeley Muslim Students Association staged a silent demonstration on Sproul Plaza Tuesday in support of the Irvine 11 — a group of UC Irvine and UC Riverside students arrested for disrupting the speech of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the campus in February 2010. The protest was part of a
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