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UC Merced Students Have Several Low-cost Options for Spring Break Travel

Whether it's a trip back home to visit family, a ride to see friends or simply a vacation, UC Merced students can choose among multiple ways to travel for spring break.

For the 2023 spring semester, UC Merced observes Spring Recess Monday, March 27 — Thursday, March 30. The Cesar Chavez Day holiday is celebrated Friday, March 31. Classes resume Monday, April 3.

Students who are looking to get away but have yet to make their travel plans can take advantage of some low-cost deals.

Eaton's Research on Student Debt Highlighted in New York Review of Books Article

Sociology Professor Charlie Eaton's study of the relationships between financialization (the growing importance of financial markets, organizations and ideas) and growing inequalities in higher education across the U.S. was cited in a recent New York Review of Books article that highlights the late-2022 strike by academic workers at University of California campuses.

Alumnus Shares His UC Merced Experiences to Guide Youth to College

While growing up in the Sacramento area, Donald Carter ('21) said he didn't see many people who looked like him pursuing higher education. As the oldest of four boys in a single-parent household, he spent most of his time setting examples instead of learning from them.

But after graduating from John F. Kennedy High School and deciding to attend UC Merced, Carter realized he could use his experiences to guide other students who may have had similar upbringings.

Community and Labor Center's New Study Highlights Farmworkers' Health Challenges

A new landmark study by the UC Merced Community and Labor Center shows farmworkers across California are facing serious health challenges on a daily basis.

The goal of the Farmworker Health Study was to examine agricultural worker health and well-being, in addition to health care access, local and state policies, and health and training needs.


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