As UC Merced concludes its eighth academic year and prepares to award degrees to another outstanding class of graduates this weekend (today and Sunday), I am pleased to provide our neighbors and the greater Merced community with an update on our physical expansion plans in the face of rapidly growing student demand for admission.
Police arrested one man and are looking for another in relation to a robbery Thursday on Main Street.
Residents in rural northeastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades.
An executive with an Ohio manufacturer has said steel bolts used on a troubled new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were made exactly to specifications.
Meg Urry says loss of the planet-finding Kepler satellite would be huge for NASA, which is furiously trying to fix it--but one way or another, it's a matter of time before we find signs of life on other worlds
For most of us, it's hard to relate to the images of destruction we see on the television screen. It's nearly impossible to imaging losing it all.
Despite dramatic terrorist incidents, the terror threat that led to 9/11 has been defeated, and Obama is right to say the U.S. should move on, says Peter Bergen.
Dean Obeidallah, Margaret Hoover and John Avlon take on the NY mayoral race's new candidate, GOP hypocrisy in Oklahoma relief funding and Bloomberg's comment on who shouldn't go to college
Gayle Sulik says the reason the BRCA1 gene mutation test for breast cancer risk is so expensive is that a company owns the gene and sets the price.
Pepper Schwartz says with constant drumbeat of scandals in armed forces, the military must require education programs to teach men self control, address culture of sexual entitlement
Bruce Schneier says our government has lots of unneeded and ineffective security measures.
Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton write that people pass up opportunities to spend their money to avoid disagreeable tasks
Julian Zelizer says that Obama, like many before him, chose to work within the system to get things done rather than lead transformative change.
Howard Kurtz says with scandals over IRS, Benghazi and, especially, the administration's scrutiny of AP phone records, the press has turned on the president.
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