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Campus Community Service Officers Get Jobs and Much More

A couple years ago, Alejandra Vazquez signed up to be a community service officer on the UC Merced campus.

She thought she was just taking an interesting job, but for her and others, the experience has turned out to be so much more.

Community service officers, student employees with the Department of Public Safety, provide an invaluable service to the campus community, the police department and the Merced community.

Merced Native Takes Reins as Medical Director

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After two months on the job, UC Merced’s first full-time medical director has already entrenched himself in campus life and understanding student needs.

Dr. Brandon Boggs, a Merced native, has practiced emergency medicine for the past 10 years, including seven as medical director for an emergency department in Oakdale. Early in his career he worked as a family practitioner in private practice with a cardiologist and pulmonologist, and served as medical director of large nursing and rehabilitation center.

Update from Campus Leadership on Tuesday Incident

Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff Janet E. Young of the University of California, Merced, issued the following statement today to students, faculty and staff regarding an incident in the Kolligian Library:

To all students, faculty and staff:

We are now able to provide further details regarding the object that was reported early Tuesday in the east wing of the Kolligian Library.

Chancellor Leland Statement on Protest Incidents

Chancellor Dorothy Leland of the University of California, Merced, has issued the following statement on recent protest incidents at other UC campuses:

Free speech and nonviolent protest have an honored place in American society and on college and university campuses. In light of recent incidents on several sister University of California campuses, I met last week with senior leadership to review our protocol for managing protests on campus and to plan for a campus teach-in related to the concerns of the Occupy movement.

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