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Marshall Memos
Spring 2021, Week 10
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Hi, all!

Huge congrats on making it through this strange academic year! I know it’s been incredibly challenging, and you should all be proud of yourselves, whether it was a breeze or even if it didn’t go as planned - simply finishing is a major achievement. I hope we’ve been able to support you and your needs. I wish that I was able to do more because I know students have faced unprecedented challenges. I look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus next year (if you’re not graduating) and rebuilding some of the community we may have lost over the remote year.

In wrapping up the year, we are also wrapping up our celebration of Marshall’s 50th Anniversary. Although everything had to be remote, I think it’s been a fantastic and inspiring year. A few memories that stand out for me are our founding class alumni panel, John Marshall panel, reading Alicia Garza’s book for ThurGood Reads, the creation of the Health Disparities Initiative, and a panel webinar with Dr. Angela Davis. My hope for that event is that Dr. Davis challenges us to continue her work in the founding of the college.
I also wanted to take a minute to congratulate some Marshall students on their recent achievements. Muir College awards scholarship funding by Jim and Julie Lin for students working in sustainability. This year is the first year of this award, and the winner was a Marshall student, Kasandra Valladolid, who formed an organization to address environmental disparities. Kortni Washington, another Marshall student, received an Honorable Mention. Congrats to both on their achievements!
This week’s featured student for Black/LatiinX excellence is Christian Johnson. Christian is a graduating Marshall student. Although he is a Political Science major, Christian has been very involved in theater during his time at UC San Diego. He founded Found Spaces, which is a student organization that provides opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background to have a safe space for performance in theater and film. Christian has also been involved in supporting Black students on campus. Most recently, he gave a powerful reading of student testimonials for the Enhancing the Black Student Experience symposium. He’s also been the recipient of many awards for his work, including the Marshall College Scholarship and the TRELS Scholarship. Thank you for everything you do, Christian.
That's all for now. Hope you all have a great summer.

Provost Carver
Marshall College Announcements
Advising Reminder: Change Grading Option Deadline
The last day to change your grading option is this Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:59PM. Consider receiving an email confirmation if you decide to make changes.
Change Grading Option


The Marshall Store is Open!
Is there a Marshall Swag item that you currently don't have in your drawers? Need to grow your collection of Marshall Stickers? Check out the Marshall College Store! It's the hub to purchase all your Marshall Swag. Order your swag below.
Marshall Store


Marshall College Class of 2021 Showcase
Congratulations to our graduates! We asked seniors to enter the Class of 2021 Showcase. Read about how they spent their time at UCSD and Marshall College. Also, check out the Marshall College Award Recipients for the Class of 2021, featuring our Outstanding Senior of the Year, Provost’s Academic Excellence Award, Distinguished Senior Service Award, and many other awards!
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Come join a Marshall College Involvement Opportunity
Marshall College is looking to recruit Chairs and Coordinators for our various programs, organizations, and groups. Do you have experience in leading other students? Have a passion for community service? Consider applying for one of these positions! If you have any questions, please contact Colin Lewis (

Active Community at Thurgood Marshall (ACT) Chair
Marshall Transfers & Commuters (MTAC) Chair
Transfer Peer Mentor Program (TPMP) Coordinator
Each One Reach One (EORO) Peer Mentorship Program Coordinator
Learn More


*Last* Thurgood Thursdays Live
June 3rd | 12:30 pm (PST)
Come join Shayna Frink this week for the final Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live of the quarter! Shayna Frink will be having a conversation with two of our Marshall College Award recipients (Zoe Li and Gireesha Sabaratnam) reflecting on their time at UC San Diego and Marshall College. Be sure to tune in for a chance to win some Marshall swag!
Join Us


Marshall Speaker Series presents Angela Y. Davis
June 3rd | 5 pm (PST)
“[The] College would never become the revolutionary institution we had originally projected. Concessions were going to be inevitable…The most important responsibility resting with us was to ensure that whoever became involved in the college – students and faculty alike, carried on the legacy of the struggle out of which the idea of Lumumba-Zapata was born."-Angela Davis

Join us in a moderated conversation with Dr. Davis as we explore the history of the College and ways to build on this legacy beyond the college's 50th milestone year. 


Apply to be a Senior Student Affairs Dean's Intern
Marshall College is looking to hire a Senior Student Affairs Dean's Intern. This intern will lead the Student Affairs Dean's Intern Team. Do you have leadership experience in leading other students? Consider applying! Questions? Please contact Colin Lewis at

Apply on Handshake by June 3rd at 11:59pm PST.
Apply Here


Apply to be the Chair of Marshallpalooza Planning Committee!
Marshallpalooza is one of Thurgood Marshall College's largest traditions, filled with fun, food, games, rides, and community. This past year, we did a modified grab-and-go style by giving out Marshall swag and food. This year, we are hoping for MPZ to go back to the carnival-style with COVID regulations based on UC San Diego's rules and updates as the year goes on. We are looking to recruit our Marshallpalooza Co-Chairs! Please fill out the application below by Sunday, June 6th at 11:59pm.
Apply Here


We're hiring a Merchandise Assistant
Handshake #4853486
Marshall College is searching for a Merchandise Assistant! Come join our team and grow your skills in oral and written communication, organization, and marketing. Some key responsibilities include publicizing, managing, and distributing Marshall College inventory. They help develop creative strategies to distribute Marshall College swag through events, social media, giveaways, and storefront sales. They collaborate with the other team members on creating new products for Marshall College. We are looking for students that have a high level of organization and strong attention to detail.

Please read here for more information about the position. Applications are due June 6th at 11:59 pm PST. Apply via Handshake (Job #4853486). If you have any questions, please contact Abraham Cheung ( 
Apply Here


Partnership Schools Program is HIRING a Program Coordinator
The Partnership Schools Program is HIRING a Program Coordinator! Visit the link below to learn more and apply today! For more information contact:

Application Deadline: June 13, 2021 at 11:59pm PST 
Apply Here
Events from the Colleges
Friday iCafe
Every Friday | 12 - 1 pm (PST)

Traverse the globe over your lunch break this Spring with iCafe- Your Passport to Culture! Cultural Ambassadors share their experiences. Whet your appetite with the Cook Club presentation and explore sports in the Global Playground segment. Win a prize playing Travel Trivia!
Resources for Your Success
Return to Learn Info
Testing, vaccines, daily symptom screening, future plans for the campus,...all the information that you would need on one website. Stay updated with UC San Diego's Return to Learn Plan at the link below.

Learn about the Ten's Company Program.
Learn More


Green Consumption Survey
Fill out by June 5th 

Would you like to learn more about sustainable consumer product alternatives and also enter a raffle to win one of five $25 gift cards? Check out this survey through the link below to learn more!
Access Survey
Events Around Campus
Phoebe Bridgers: LIVE! Concert + Q&A
June 2nd | 7 - 8 pm (PST)

Phoebe Bridgers holds the weight of the world in a voice that sounds almost weightless as she spins hushed, haunting indie folk and pop lullabies for the disenchanted. UCSD Students including UCSD alumni (@ UCSD Class of 2020) are welcome. Join the Live session via Zoom. RSVP on the button below.
Marshall Community Hours
Leslie Carver
Thursdays 1:30pm PST
(ODD Weeks only)
Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live

Also available by appointment: Email to schedule
Dean of Academic Advising, 
Clare Harrington

Available by appointment: Please send a message to the Virtual Advising Center
Dean of Student Affairs,
Amber Vlasnik

Mondays 3-4:30pm PST
Join on Zoom
Dimensions of Culture (DOC) Director,
Amanda Solomon

Available by appointment: Email to schedule
Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, Emily Gonzales 
Available by appointment: Please send a message to the Virtual Advising Center
Acting Director of Residential Life,
Juan Lopez

Available by appointment: Email to schedule
Dimensions of Culture (DOC) Associate Director, Emily Johnston
Available by appointment: Email to schedule

Coordinator of Student Activities,
Colin Lewis

Wednesdays 1-2pm PST Join on Zoom
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs,
Fnann Keflezighi

Tuesdays 4-5:30pm PST Join on Zoom
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