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Impact of Election Felt on Campus

November 16, 2016

Last week was a momentous point in American history, as Donald Trump claimed a surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. The result followed a long and divisive campaign — a product of the "hyperpolarization" of our society, as Professor Alex Theodoridis explored in a guest blog post for Scientific American prior to the election. And the outcome brought forth the raw emotion of minority groups in particular, leading to protests throughout the country. A pair of peaceful demonstrations were held on the UC Merced campus and were covered by the Merced Sun-Star (including video), KFSN ABC 30 and KSEE NBC 24

In other news: UC Merced was hailed as a "catalyst" for local economic growth in stories by the Merced Sun-Star and KFSN ABC 30 about new plans for the Merced Mall; the Turlock Journal covered a visit by UC Merced students to an elementary school to teach kids about science; and the Union-Democrat in Sonora wrote about an Engineering Service Learning team that's working on a project to develop software and compile demographic data for Tuolumne County decision-makers and business owners.

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UC Merced’s presence at last weekend’s Merced Veterans Day Parade was covered by Rufus Bobcat, who was there to show his support of those who’ve served in the armed forces.

Over on Instagram, the University of California account has been featuring UC Merced content regularly, including a regram of this photo by student Phat Tran.