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  • UC Merced Commencement ceremonies are this weekend
  • Merced College Choral set to perform
  • Don’t forget Mayor’s Bike Ride downtown on Saturday

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State of the College address highlights access, expansion

May 16, 2019

Energized by new initiatives to improve student access and enrollment, and a community willing to invest in campus expansion with new facilities and programs, Merced College — the largest institution of higher education in the region — is considered “stronger than ever before.”     MORE>

UC chancellor says it’s time to step down
Search begins for new leader

May 16, 2019

Dorothy Leland announced this week her intention to step down as chancellor of the University of California, Merced.     MORE>

Government Has Killed The Fatted Calf

By JOHN M. DERBY
Times Publisher
May 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following is from a Legacy column by Publisher John Derby that was first published 14 years ago, on May 26, 2005.

This beautiful state that we live in is the most prosperous in the nation, generating more income than most countries in the world. Yet it is on the verge of going broke under the weight of pension and retirement plans which no state or nation can afford.      MORE>

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