Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (W-STEM) is an organization on campus dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in STEM fields. Women make up less 25% of all available STEM jobs, and it is very likely that, in addition to outdated gender roles and blatant sexism that exists in “male-dominated” fields of science and math, the lack of female role models in universities has cause women to shy away from STEM majors.
"Other than CORE 001, nothing else was supported as a campus-wide requirement; this meant that students who changed schools, especially students who transferred as juniors, had to meet a whole new set of G.E. requirements”. Having a campus-wide requirement meant that students who changed their major or transferred schools could have a better opportunity to finish on a set time.
UC Merced’s student newspaper, The Prodigy, could lose all of its funding from the Associated Students of UC Merced, or ASUCM, becoming the next publication on a UC campus to go head-to-head with its student government.