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Gov. Gavin Newsom visits UC Merced, pledges state support for proposed medical school

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the campus of UC Merced on Monday, throwing his support behind an effort to build a $210 million medical education building on the campus.

According to UC Merced, its proposed Health, Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education Building will house the Departments of Psychological Sciences and Public Health, a medical education program, and Health Sciences Research Institute.

Newsom Announces His Support of UC Merced Medical School

Gov. Gavin Newsom is backing the effort to build a medical school at UC Merced.

In a news conference at UC Merced on Monday, the governor expressed his support for the project, which has been on the minds of Valley leaders and residents since the university’s 2005 opening. Well before that, Fresno leaders began lobbying for a state-funded Valley medical school in the early 1960s.

Governor Newsom visits future site of UC Merced medical school

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Governor Newsom visits Merced Monday at the future site of UC Merced’s medical school.

In a news release from the Governor’s press office, officials said the school is set to become the first public medical school in the Central Valley. The school hopes to serve approximately 2,220 undergraduates by the year 2030.

Stanislaus County voters don’t deserve to be lumped with Santa Cruz or Fresno

Some boundaries proposed for future political districts in California are outrageously insulting to Stanislaus County.

Once-a-decade redistricting proposals at this point are only lines on a map representing someone’s idea for new state and congressional districts in California. But proposals will begin to solidify next month, so now is the time to throw shade on the foolish ideas while propping up those that make good sense.

UCSC workers shouldn't have to choose between legal rights and health

By late December 2019, the skilled craft workers at UC Santa Cruz had been trying to forge a new contract agreement with university administrators for two years.

Though UCSC's revenues were growing much faster than its expenses, we hadn't had a raise in three years and were being paid as much as 30% less than comparable workers at neighboring institutions.

UC Merced needs funding to open a medical school. Here’s how it could happen

The dream of having medical school at UC Merced is coming closer to becoming a reality, according to politicians and school leaders who conducted a roundtable discussion with students at the university Friday afternoon.

“When we started this campus, we started with a clear sense that working on healthcare disparities is a huge part of our mission,” said Gregg Camfield, the executive vice chancellor and provost at UC Merced. “(But) it’s a difficult, complex, expensive endeavor.”