Two trailblazers in their fields will grace the stage during the 11th commencement at the University of California, Merced.
NOTE: After receiving approval from two key committees Thursday morning, UC Merced’s 2020 Project was approved by the full Board of Regents on Thursday afternoon, in a vote that was initially scheduled for Friday. The following release was issued earlier today, after the vote by the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Grounds and Buildings.
Dear Campus Community/UC Merced families,
I am writing to share the latest developments in the investigation that were released today by the FBI and the steps that our community is taking to recover and heal.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following message to the campus community Saturday, Nov. 7:
Dear campus community:
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following message to the campus community Friday morning, Nov. 6:
Dear students, faculty and staff,
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following message to the campus community in the wake of yesterday’s stabbing incident on the UC Merced campus:
“We are in the preliminary stages of our inquiry, but based on the evidence gathered so far, including at the crime scene and at the suspect’s campus dormitory room, we have no reason to believe that this was in any way related to terrorism.
“At this point, it would be irresponsible to draw such conclusions based solely on the ethnicity of the suspect.
Update, 10:40 a.m. Nov. 5: The UC Merced campus — except for the Classroom and Office Building (COB) — will reopen today at noon so that faculty and staff can access their offices to conduct crucial businesses. (Faculty members who must gain access to COB today must request a police escort.) However, classes remain canceled today and essential campus services (except for dining and recreation) will remain closed until tomorrow. Classes will resume tomorrow.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following message to the campus community in the wake of the stabbing incident earlier today on the UC Merced campus:
Dear members of the campus community,
This is not a message any chancellor wants to deliver. But sadly, today’s events have shaken all of us. Incidents like this may happen at other places, but not at UC Merced.
Updated 4:30 p.m. PT, Nov. 4
Four people were injured and a suspect is deceased after a stabbing incident on the University of California, Merced, campus this morning (Nov. 4). The suspect, a male student, was shot by police and later died from his injuries, according to the UC Merced Police Department.