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UC Merced’s next phase gets final approval

UC Merced received final approval from the Board of Regents on Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the capacity of the decade-old campus by 2020, enabling enrollment growth to 10,000 students, according to officials.

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Summer program teaches Merced girls leadership

Merced middle school girls celebrated on Thursday all they overcame in a summer program called Lift While You Lead, which partnered the girls with UC Merced mentors and taught them lessons on body image, stereotypes and leadership qualities.

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Free Merced show tackles race in America

Two free theater performances that explore race relations that continue to be part of everyday life in America are set Thursday in Merced, according to performers. The performances come from Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective, members of which are also enrolled in an arts class, which looks to explore the history of embedded racism through excerpts from plays by Luis Valdez, Genny Lim, Amiri Baraka, Marvin X, Ben Caldwell and others from the Chicano, Asian and black arts movements.

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UC Merced has big plans for expansion

The unusual method being used to double the size of UC Merced by 2020 has the potential to not only transform the campus but have lasting effects on the greater Merced community, officials said Wednesday. University leaders announced Wednesday the $1.1 billion contract had been awarded to a consortium led by the Plenary Group, an international developer and investor.

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UC Merced 2020: A Sneak Peek Into the Future

UC Merced has selected Plenary Properties Merced to develop the 2020 Project, an ambitious plan to nearly double the physical capacity of the campus within the next four years. Subject to approval from the UC Board of Regents, here’s a glimpse of what’s to come. ‪(UC Merced)

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Developer nearly pulled plug on Merced

A developer who plans to build apartments for thousands of people near UC Merced said he was close to pulling plans until the recent announcement about local tax-sharing terms. The city of Merced has been working with Agoura Hills-based AMCAL Housing, which has plans for about $240 million in projects on three parcels of land across Lake Road from UC Merced.

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UC Merced center could spur collaborations downtown

UC Merced and city leaders came together Wednesday in a lot across from City Hall to mark the start of the Downtown Center, a project leaders hope will continue to intertwine the university and local communities. After the three-story, $45 million Downtown Center is completed, it is expected to inject downtown restaurants, shops and service providers with an infusion of spending from university workers.

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UC Merced 2020: A Sneak Peek Into the Future

UC Merced has selected Plenary Properties Merced to develop the 2020 Project, an ambitious plan to nearly double the physical capacity of the campus within the next four years. Subject to approval from the UC Board of Regents, here’s a glimpse of what’s to come. ‪(UC Merced)
UC Merced 2020: A Sneak Peek Into the Future 2:35

UC Merced 2020: A Sneak Peek Into the Future

Four honored in Sacramento for foiling UC Merced attack 2:37

Four honored in Sacramento for foiling UC Merced attack

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department 1:42

Puppy rescue by City of Merced Fire Department

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program 1:34

Merced migrant students wrap up summer program