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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.
Just south of the 2020 construction is the “new” parking lot that will hold 1,570 net new parking spaces. In light of this, there is still a construction fence. This fence was expanded to work on the new recreation fields and the student’s wellness and counseling sites.
UC Regents saw great potential in the San Joaquin Valley, which presented a vast territory and a promising economy, fruit to being one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, and in 1998, they decided that the tenth campus in the UC system would be located in Merced.
The University of California, Merced was specifically built in the city of Merced to help improve the area both socially and economically. As a result of this--along with the large number of homeless individuals near the UC campus--some students have been moved to try to make a difference within the community.