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James Leonard

February 9, 2018

Chancellor Dorothy Leland with a panel of speakers
Chancellor Dorothy Leland joined fellow higher education leaders this week to discuss new climate action at the Second Nature 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in Tempe, Ariz. On Monday, Leland spoke as part of a four-member panel focused on “The New Normal: 100 percent Clean...
Erwin Chemerinsky
When does freedom of speech cross the line and become hate speech? What’s considered protected speech? And, how do universities strike the delicate balance between allowing individuals or groups the right to free speech while protecting those...
Aerial view of UC Merced and its new construction
UC Merced has infused nearly $3 billion into California’s economy since its inception — including more than $1.6 billion in the San Joaquin Valley — in salaries, goods and construction awards.   Those figures take into account...
Open Enrollment for University of California benefits begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. Staff and faculty are encouraged to take this time to review the available options to see whether their current plan still...
We may be halfway through October, but the Office of Information Technology (OIT)is ramping up its efforts to educate the campus community as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month. OIT staff kicked off the campaign with an all-day seminar last week,...
Rendering of the Merced 2020 Project
The Merced 2020 Project earned two more awards this week, claiming the top prize for Best Social Infrastructure Project at the P3 Awards in Washington, D.C. UC Merced earned the Gold Award for social infrastructure, a subset of infrastructure that...
Students are a major part of UC Merced's success in sustainability.
UC Merced is among the nation’s top schools for sustainability for the third straight year, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges, and achieved its highest score to date with 95 out of a possible 99 points. The...
UC Merced student with books.
The University of California, Merced, is the No. 1 public university in the nation for financial aid given to first-year students — and a strong performer in graduation and retention rates — according to the U.S. News & World Report...
UC Staff member Breeana Sylvas poses outdoors with two reusable water bottles.
The Merced Sun-Star’s inaugural “20 Under 40” list honors rising stars under the age of 40 who are actively engaged in making Merced a better place to live and work — and UC Merced faculty, staff and alumni are clearly doing their...
U.S. flag flies in front of UC Merced students
The decision to end DACA is a cruel bait-and-switch for the many young adults who are living, learning, and working here under its protections. Congress must now step up and pass legislation that will allow Dreamers to remain in this country to pursue...

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