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Typhoon Haiyan - Assistance for Campus and the Philippines


Last week Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record, struck the Philippines. The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the central part of the country, particularly on Samar Island and Leyte, where it’s estimated at least 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban alone. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless. On behalf of UC Merced, my heart goes out to all who have been affected by this tragedy.

Availability of Campus Climate Survey Results




As you may recall, the University of California Campus Climate survey was administered on our campus a year ago as part of a systemwide effort to gather perspectives on living, studying and working within the UC system. Many of you participated in the survey (38 percent of faculty and 50 percent of staff), as did both graduate and undergraduate students (21 percent of students) – a total of 26 percent of the entire campus population. Thank you!


Campus Update


Dear colleagues:


Our campus is now eight weeks into the fall 2013 semester and in that short time, UC Merced has been bustling with activity. I hope each of you is finding the 2013-14 academic year to be stimulating, productive and rewarding.

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