With UC Merced, Yosemite, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco as their playground for discussion and learning field laboratories, more than 24 big names in conservation around the world will take part in the third National Parks Leadership Executive Seminar. The seminar will take place from April 17-28.
Peter Balakian, an award-winning author, poet, and advocate for Armenian Genocide recognition, will be awarded the 2012 Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize for Social Justice, Diplomacy and Advocacy on Thursday, April 12.
Electronic powerhouse Best Buy is planning to close several stores across the US, but what implications do their closures have for students? Recently, news and speculation has grown around the decline in Best Buy stocks and revenues, and now closures are imminent.
Dennis Cardoza is the Congressional Representative for the California’s District 18, which covers a substantial part of the Central Valley from Stockton to Fresno. He has represented this district since 2003 and is no stranger to the struggles of the people in this area.
In today’s world, we cannot deny the fact that tuition increases are affecting students directly on an individual basis. Our reality is that students are getting out of school with tremendous amounts of debt in both subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
While many students went to class on Monday, March 5, others were in Sacramento to protest the tuition rise that occurs each year. Chants echoed in the marble halls of the State Capitol during the rally, protesting state budget cuts to higher education. Buses of students arrived from various Universities to show their support for the “1%” to pay to refund education. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez told the students, “We can't do it alone. We need your help.” Students could be heard shouting in the Rotunda of the Capitol phrases such as “Education is a right, we are here to Occupy!” and “Educate, not incarcerate.”
The Supreme Court is now reconsidering the factor of race for admissions into colleges. Most universities and colleges use race to make sure they maintain their diversity. The Supreme Court is asking that this no longer be a factor. The question is: How could a decision like this affect our very own students and campus here at UC Merced?
As college students, we are most likely used to listening to incidents related to alcohol and drugs. Sadly, students keep getting hurt in car crashes, drug overdoses, and alcohol intoxications across UC campuses. Could it just be that students have indulged in excess partying, or is a lack of proper leadership from the university administration, something that may also fuel this general concern?
Student band, Focii, rocked a full house of about 25 people early this month with their upbeat energy and style. This up and coming band impressed attendees and attracted onlookers at one of their debut public performances on March 3 at Forte Yogurt in downtown Merced.
As students returned from their scheduled winter hiatus, many people found that old faces had disappeared – and been replaced by new ones. At UC Merced, our fall to spring retention rate has hovered fairly constantly at around 93-percent - meaning that about 7-percent of our student body leaves during each winter break.
Engineering Service Learning, also known as ENGR 097, is a component of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Program at UC Merced that allows undergraduate students to earn academic credit by participating in multidisciplinary teams that solve engineering and technology based problems for non-profit organizations in the San Joaquin Valley.
Below the orange glow of the Merced tower, next to the flashing of theatre lights, emerged the newest addition to the businesses of Main Street – a coffee shop that hopes to bring more “downtown” spirit to Merced.
Could there be a chance that budget cuts are causing UC campuses to look internationally, essentially limiting opportunities for residents? According to the University of California website, approximately 90% of UC undergraduates are California residents.
Chronic hepatitis B is one of the leading causes of liver cancer and liver failure, often transmitted from mother to child in pregnancy. Over half of the hep-B cases are found in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community, despite the fact that API Americans only comprise about five percent of the country’s population.
There was a low voter percentage for the Mayoral and City council election on Tuesday, November 8 in Merced County. Much lower when compared to the 2008 election, a huge voter cutback was recorded. It is believed that the reason why nearly two thirds of Merced country voters showed up in the 2008 election was to elect Barack Obama to the presidency.