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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.
The following article was written by Jason Oliveria from abc30. The original post can be found here.
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.
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 Women make up less 25% of all available STEM jobs, and it is very likely that, in addition to outdated gender roles and blatant sexism that exists in “male-dominated” fields of science and math, the lack of female role models in universities has cause women to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.