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Remarks and Writings

Messages to Campus
Mar 15 2019

Standing With Our Muslim Community

Dear Campus Community, Like you, I was saddened and deeply troubled to learn about yesterday’s horrific attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand. With heavy hearts, we stand today in solidarity with and support for the Muslim members of our...
Oct 31 2018

The Role of Our Community in Divisive Times

Dear Campus Community, Over the week, our nation has endured hateful attacks targeting African Americans, Jews, and leading donors and politicians associated with the Democratic...
Sep 16 2018

Don't Miss This News: A Great Start to the 2018-19 Academic Year

Dear Campus Community, I write to you today in celebration of some significant milestones in our campus’s young history, and with gratitude for all the hard work so many of you have put into building a university that is now truly coming into...
Aug 21 2018

New Year, New Buildings, New Opportunities

Dear Students, Welcome to an exciting new year at UC Merced! I’d like to extend a special welcome to our new first-year, transfer and graduate students. Although your first days on a new campus can be daunting, soon you will develop new...
Remarks and Addresses
Dec 18 2018

Happy Holidays

Dear friends and colleagues, As I reflect on another year at UC Merced, I am continually heartened by the sense of community that makes this such a wonderful place to work, live and learn. I am also amazed at all we have accomplished. Our campus...