In his first address at a university commencement, Holt reflected on dramatic, technology-driven changes affecting the news business and traditional news sources. He encouraged the Class of 2010 to be critical consumers of news.
Among those who participated in the ceremony, which marked the end of UC Merced's fifth academic year, were six students scheduled to receive a master's degree and 12 earning a doctoral degree. Graduation candidates represented 39 California counties, along with two other states (Maryland and Washington) and four countries (Germany, France, Russia and Lebanon).
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