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Is there a (UCR) doctor in the house? Soon.
The Press-Enterprise

In the beginning (those fab ’50s), community visionaries, grinders and men of some means saw their tireless lobbying of Sacramento pay off when the newest UC campus opened in Riverside. Starting with just 127 students and 65 faculty, UCR took root. But as the decades lumbered on, the luster seemed to fade. By the mid-70s, football, that mesmerizing magnet meant to dragoon donors, had become unaffordable, expendable and, alas, puntable. There were even rumors the tiny university, so dinky by Gutty Little Bruin and Dirty Golden Bear standards, would fold.

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