April 19th, 2017 the Associated Students of University of California, Merced (ASUCM) conducted their weekly senate meeting to discuss topics that might be relevant to improving student life on campus. However, with the increasing amount of complaints regarding the insuring practices of UCSHIP, there was a slight aura of controversy in the air.
"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.