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Remarks and Writings

Messages to Campus
Nov 15 2018

Air Quality Update for Thursday, Nov. 15

Dear Campus Community, We continue to receive questions about whether classes should be canceled given air quality conditions resulting from the tragic fires in our state. In...
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...
Oct 25 2018

EVC and Provost Search - Open Forums

Dear Campus Community,   I’d like to invite you to participate in the search for our next Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. On-campus interviews for our three finalists — including open meetings with each candidate for all...
Sep 27 2018

Search for Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dear Campus Community, As I shared over the summer months, we are initiating a national search to hire the Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Over the last few months we have reached out to the campus community for your input...
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...
Aug 21 2018

New Year, New Buildings, New Opportunities

Colleagues, Welcome to the beginning of a new academic year, which always brings fresh faces and big dreams, while challenging us to focus once again on providing our students with opportunities to learn and grow both intellectually and...
Jul 17 2018

Update on Chief Diversity Officer Search

Dear Campus Community, Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of UC Merced’s identity as an institution. In the coming weeks, you will receive information about a number of new and recurring events and initiatives to help us continue to foster...