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Renowned Local Surf Spot Gets Much Needed Public Restroom Facility

October 10, 2014

Black’s Beach is well-known among Southern California surfers and residents, renowned for its powerful waves and secluded location beneath the soaring Torrey Pines bluffs. But while never short on strong breaks and spectacular scenery, there has been one thing that Black’s always lacked: Public restroom facilities. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the Blacks Beach Foundation, the University of California, San Diego and City of San Diego Lifeguards, the popular surf spot has its first ever environmentally-friendly restroom facility.

Environmentally-Friendly Battery Energy Storage System to Be Installed at UC San Diego

September 29, 2014

One of the largest, most environmentally-friendly, battery-based energy storage systems in the nation will be installed at the University of California, San Diego the campus announced today. The 2.5 megawatt (MW), 5 megawatt-hour (MWh) system—enough to power 2,500 homes—will be integrated into the university’s microgrid, which generates 92 percent of the electricity used on campus annually and is considered one of the world’s most advanced microgrids. A microgrid is a small-scale version of a traditional large power grid that controls energy from clean sources such as wind and solar power, as well as from conventional technology. It can be connected to a larger electric grid, but can also work independently.

The Preuss School UCSD Named One of America’s Top High Schools by the Daily Beast

August 27, 2014

The Preuss School UCSD––a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college––has been named the top “change-making” school in the The Daily Beast’s “America’s Top High Schools 2014” ranking released today. The school was recognized for its ability to prepare low-income and first-generation students for college and beyond. Preuss was also ranked among the top 100 in the College-Bound category.

Campus Community Encouraged to Stay in the Know with ‘On The Go’

July 9, 2014

Over the next few years, a series of regional transportation projects will occur at and around the University of California, San Diego, transforming how students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors will access campus. In an effort to keep the campus community up-to-date on these projects and the related impacts, the On The Go website has been launched at The site offers important details on each transportation project and will be updated in a timely manner with helpful information and resources.

UC San Diego Names New Chief of Police

June 27, 2014

David S. Rose, a veteran law enforcement officer at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed chief of police at UC San Diego effective June 30, 2014. Rose will assume the role following the retirement this week of Orville King, who has served as chief of police for the past 12 years. The appointment follows an extensive search.

Preuss Senior Follows in Sister’s Footsteps, Receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

June 24, 2014

For Daniel Million, learning recently that he was one of two seniors at The Preuss School UCSD to receive the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship was more than a “huge relief,” it also had special significance. Just three years earlier, his sister Miriam received the same scholarship during her senior year at Preuss. Being awarded the scholarships meant their family would not have to worry about how to pay for college as Gates Millennium Scholars have all college costs covered through graduation.

UC San Diego Receives ‘All-Star Award’ From SANDAG’s iCommute Program

April 24, 2014

The University of California, San Diego received the “All-Star Award” as part of the San Diego Association of Government’s (SANDAG) annual iCommute Diamond Awards. The “All-Star Award” recognizes a past Diamond Award winner with longstanding commuter programs who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to transportation choices for employees through new/expanded programming. UC San Diego has received three Diamond Awards in the last five years: One in the University/College category, one for Program Excellence and another for Innovation.

The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report

April 23, 2014

The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college—has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual list of “Best High Schools.” Located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, the school is also ranked the 5th best high school in California, the 10th best charter school in the country and 42nd overall in the nation.

Celebrate the Preuss Promise May 2

April 16, 2014

For Jonathan Wosen, his love of science blossomed when he attended The Preuss School UCSD, a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Inspired by his teachers and the challenging, yet fun, classes, he became an active member of the Science Bowl and Lego Robotics teams in addition to other activities. He graduated from Preuss as co-valedictorian in 2009 and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology from Williams College.
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