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January 14, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
The fall quarter at most UC campuses will start a week later than usual and winter break will be a week shorter in the 2014-15 school year as the schools seek to avoid beginning their terms during Jewish High Holidays. Most UC campuses will start fall classes Oct. 2 and the fall quarter will end Dec. 19, giving students two weeks of vacation before the winter quarter begins Jan. 5. Officials said the schedule change was in line with a policy that was issued in 2007 in response to complaints from Jewish families that “move in” days at UC dorms had been held on the Jewish High Holidays.
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November 11, 2012 | Larry Gordon
The moon already cast a glow on the irrigation canals that cross the UC Merced campus. Despite the hour, about 80 students slipped into lecture hall seats for an engineering class that starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes until nearly 10. Sophomore Kenneth Simpliciano said he wished the statistics and dynamics class were earlier in the day so he didn't need energy drinks to get through it. Still, he's glad that UC Merced is stretching the use of its facilities...
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August 28, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
In a boost for the proposed UC Merced campus, federal officials released on Tuesday an opinion that construction of the school would be unlikely to jeopardize the 13 endangered plant and animal species on the 910-acre site. The opinion was prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The main section of the long-stalled 10th UC campus, which would cover 710 acres, faces further environmental reviews, expected to take about three years.
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March 9, 2006 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
The chancellor who oversaw the building of the University of California's newest campus in Merced announced Wednesday that she will step down this summer and return to writing and teaching. Carol Tomlinson-Keasey was appointed founding chancellor of UC Merced in 1999 and overcame formidable political, fiscal and environmental challenges to establish the 10th campus in the University of California system -- the first in the San Joaquin Valley.
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October 2, 2002 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-stalled plan for a University of California campus near Merced took a step forward Tuesday with a court ruling against the latest legal challenge brought by environmental groups. University officials applauded the decision by Judge William Ivey in Merced County Superior Court and said they hope it will allow them to begin the first phase of construction at the proposed campus site northeast of Merced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2003 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The opening of the University of California's campus in the Central Valley will be delayed one year because of the state budget crisis, officials said Wednesday. UC Merced, the system's 10th campus, had been scheduled to open to undergraduates in fall 2004. But under the compromise budget reached this week, the opening will be delayed to 2005. Legislators, who called for the delay, also cut $4 million in project funding but allocated $17.3 million in operational and start-up funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2002 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new University of California campus near Merced has been delayed from May to September, partly as a result of a recent legal challenge, a university official said Friday. But UC Merced spokesman James Grant said the delay is not expected to keep the campus from opening to students as planned in 2004.
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May 2, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Renata Santillan looked out across a broad expanse of pasture, dotted with flowering mustard and more than a dozen cows, toward the construction site several hundred yards away. "Is it going to be ready in time?" Santillan, a 17-year-old high school senior from San Bruno, asked, sounding doubtful. "It's kind of cool, but what would it really be like to go here?"
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May 18, 2000 | JAMES RAINEY and KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The political leaders rushing to build a 10th University of California campus north of Merced have been forced to slow down and reconsider the plans because of concerns about the survival of fragile wetlands and an endangered creature called the fairy shrimp. Complaints have increased in recent weeks among federal regulators, university faculty and students that the 2,000-acre UC Merced campus could devastate California's largest remaining cluster of vernal pools.
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March 20, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The long-proposed University of California campus near Merced, bedeviled by the endangered fairy shrimp and other environmental troubles, has secured an $11.5-million grant for a land deal that should allow the campus to open on schedule in 2004. Until the grant came in, university leaders were lamenting that the first class of 1,000 students might have to begin their college education in temporary classrooms off campus.
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