Summer is rapidly approaching for UC Merced students. After a long year of classes, homework assignments, midterms, finals, and everything else in between, students deserve to treat themselves. By treating yourself, I don’t just mean a day at the pool or a beach party with friends, but full-on vacations and non-stop events. After all you do throughout each school year, you deserve it!
The annual UC Merced Bobcat Art Show is now in its seventh year. The art show has been around since our campus opened in 2005. Gail Benedict is the creator and founder of the show. She is a painter herself, and thought that bringing something like this to UC Merced would be very exciting. The showcase first began accepting submissions from students, staff, faculty, and family because Gail was unsure how many submissions she would get. That is why the original name was the Bobcat Family Art Show.
With a little over a month to go, there are many questions being asked about the upcoming commencement ceremony for the Class of 2012. Who will be the keynote speaker for the ceremony? Will it compare to commencements in the past? How is the planning for the commencement currently going? These are all questions looming in the heads of many who will be a part of this huge milestone.
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?
Last year, UC Merced began its first Green Campus Program. The program was supported by a product called AquaCue, where people have full access to information regarding their water usage. UC Merced partnered with AquaCue, so that students could see just how much water they use via their computers and cell phones. This program saved over 90,000 gallons of water, thereby prompting the university to participate on the national level.