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‘Divine Nine’ Plaza Honors the Legacy of Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities

October 26, 2023

UC San Diego recently became the first University of California campus to unveil a National Panhellenic Council plaza. The space recognizes the “Divine Nine,” a collection of historically Black Greek-letter organizations dedicated to community building and changemaking through fellowship.

Untangling the Tricky Transition from College to University

September 28, 2023

This summer 19 newly admitted students took part in the five-week PATH Summer Academy at the School of Arts and Humanities. Throughout August and September, the group participated in hybrid workshops to get to know resources, made new friends and took part in field trips around San Diego.

Say Hello to Our Newest Tritons

September 26, 2023

A fresh academic year has officially begun at UC San Diego and the campus is bustling with activity. More than 150,000 first year and transfer students applied to join the university, over 32,000 were admitted and an estimated 10,000 new undergraduate students are expected to enroll this fall.

Gaining Confidence and College Credits

September 19, 2023

This summer high school students gained access to college-level online courses that built their confidence and academic transcript through the new Discover UC San Diego program. Also, more than 700 incoming first year students took part in the 45th annual Summer Bridge to prepare for fall quarter.

Contemporary Artists Explore Notion of Solidarity in New Mandeville Art Gallery Exhibit

September 14, 2023

The Mandeville Art Gallery, located on the campus of UC San Diego, presents “How We Gather,” a group exhibition that explores how contemporary artists approached the multifaceted meaning of solidarity in the context of the pandemic.

Take 10 with a Triton: Gerardo Arellano on Community, Caballos and the Countryside

July 18, 2023

From becoming a knowledgeable horseman and his love for the countryside to the impact he hopes to make in his new role as executive director of UC San Diego's efforts to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution, staff member Gerardo Arellano shares some of his greatest joys.

My Story: Isaiah LeDonne on Embracing Your Identity with Unconditional Love

July 18, 2023

Staff member Isaiah LeDonne shares how discovering his identity as queer, gay and fluid has allowed them to live their life authentically. And in honor of Pride Month, he shares a message of affirmation for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

My Story: Justin Meyer on Making Room for Queer Scientists in STEM

July 11, 2023

In recognition of San Diego Pride we invited Justin Meyer (he/him), associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, to share his coming out story and his thoughts on how to improve equity for LGBTQ+ scholars in STEM fields.

My Story: Jeanette Starpine on Finding Belonging and Celebrating Pride

June 29, 2023

In recognition of San Diego Pride, we invited Jeanette Starpine (they/she), director of Education, Outreach and Diversity for the NSF Center for Aerosols Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), to share their coming out story and how to celebrate Pride this year.
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