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Winter 2021, Week 3
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I hope everyone is enjoying a great Week 3, and that you’ve been able to get back into the swing of things. In addition to the start of Week 3, this week marks Martin Luther King Day. This is more than just a day without classes, it is a chance for us all to celebrate the life of one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement. How fortuitous that MLK Day arrives at a time when his legacy is more important than it ever has been. Here is a very important quote from Dr. King that is especially relevant right now: "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

As you know, this week marks the transition between Presidential administrations. As you also know, this transition has been quite tumultuous this year. While I am writing this, things are relatively peaceful, but it’s not clear what will happen this week. Please remember that regardless of your position on the many issues we face, as Marshall Scholars and Citizens, it is our duty to respond in a way that is peaceful, productive, and supportive especially of underrepresented members of our community. I also want to point out that Marshall College is creating opportunities for circles to discuss the week’s events. Please see below for some of these opportunities.

I’m excited about our Alumni 101 event on Wednesday. This event should be very exciting, and we’ll also hold some time for a circle on the days’ events as well. At the Alumni 101 event, we’ll be hearing from recent Marshall alumni about how their experiences as Scholars and Citizens have informed their career trajectories. This is a great opportunity to learn about how you can bring your Marshall experience into your career, and we’ll also hear about some resources from the Career Center.

The other big thing going on continues to be the pandemic. Although numbers are still high, there are at least some positive signs on the horizon. Students are doing a great job of getting tested frequently, and following University guidelines. Keep it up! The better we can do to stop the spread, the sooner we can all get back to “normal”. Last week, the University of California system announced that we should be back “in person” by Fall. This decision is based mostly on the positive results we’ve had in disseminating the vaccine. UC San Diego has been at the forefront of this; they are helping to get huge numbers of health care workers from all of San Diego county vaccinated. If things continue to go as well as they have been, I’m hopeful student vaccinations will be underway by summer. If things go well and we are back in the Fall, it will be a great opportunity for our current students to take on leadership roles. I know that our first year students, and to some degree our second year students haven’t had the chance to take on campus leadership roles the way first and second years usually do; I encourage you to stay engaged and get that experience in the Fall!

Provost Carver
Marshall College Announcements
Marshall Res Life is Hiring!
Thurgood Marshall Residential Life is looking for a STUDENT OFFICE FRONT DESK ASSISTANT to be a key member of the Residential Life team. This position provides an opportunity to develop professional administrative skills and gain valuable experience in a fast-paced business environment. Position is Work Study and Co-Curricular Record (CCR) eligible. Pay $14.50/hour, 9+hrs/week.

Apply by January 17th at 11:59 PM. Apply on Handshake at the button below.
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Letters From You (RSVP by 1/18)
January 27th | 6 - 7 pm (PST)
"Letters From You" is a virtual event hosted by Thurgood Marshall Student Council where students can come together over Zoom and write letters to San Diego seniors from St. Paul's Services. Join us from 6-7pm on Wednesday, January 27 to reach out and brighten a local senior's day during these lonely and difficult times. Both handwritten and typed letters are acceptable, but if you do not have letter-writing supplies and want materials to make physical cards shipped to you, be sure to fill out the form below by 1/18. Hope to see you there!


Apply to Become an Orientation Leader Today!
Are you looking for a rewarding leadership and employment opportunity? Lead the Tide and apply to be an Orientation Leader! Orientation Leaders develop public speaking and group facilitation skills, a greater campus knowledge, and build connections with staff, current students, and incoming students and their families, plus much more!

Apply to be an Orientation Leader today at the link below. Applications close on 1/19/2021. 
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Apply to Join TMCSC this Winter
Apps close on January 19th at 11:59pm

Thurgood Marshall College Student Council (TMCSC) has opened another round of applications! Represent our student body and connect with the campus community, all while building lifelong friendships with your peers. Apply from 1/4 to 1/19 - more details can be found on the TMCSC website and social media pages!
Apply Here


Winter 2021 Listening Sessions: Share YOUR Voice
January 19th | 1 - 1:50 pm (PST)
We invite all Marshall students to share their voice and perspective in our Winter Quarter 2020 Listening sessions. Marshall College staff will be holding space for Marshall students to share their thoughts and perspectives on their current student experience. All topics, concerns, praises and feedback are welcomed. For a healthy community, we must provide open conversation amongst members to share their voice. We look forward to hearing from our students. If you require accommodations to fully participate in this session, please email Fnann Keflezighi at Live captioning will be provided. 
Register via Zoom


Marshall College & Alumni Association presents: Alumni 101
January 20th | 4 pm (PST)

What does justice look like? How do we work towards equitable outcomes for all? Let's imagine a future that centers these values for folks in public health, education and civic engagement. Join us for a conversation with alumni who've made scholar & citizen work their life's work. For accommodations please email


Thurgood Thursdays Live
January 21st | 1 pm (PST)
Come join Provost Leslie Carver this week for Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live. This week, Provost Carver will be joined by Dr. Megan Strom from DOC.

Be sure to tune in for a chance to win some Marshall swag!
Join Us


Supporting Each Other Through Writing: Scholarship Edition
January 21st | 7 pm (PST)
Hello everyone! RA Alexandra from Solidarity House will be hosting a scholarship writing workshop on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm on zoom. In this workshop, we will explore the UCSD continuing student scholarship application, discuss ways to write compelling scholarship essays, and also help residents brainstorm ideas to start writing scholarship essays. First 10 attendees to RSVP will be given a free UCSD notebook and pen to use during the workshop!


Join the Marshallpalooza Planning Committee
Marshallpalooza (MPZ) is an annual Thurgood Marshall College event that happens on Marshall Week, Fall Week 7. Traditionally, the event is an opportunity for students to enjoy free rides, games, food, and entertainment. One of the iconic elements of the event is the Ferris Wheel.

COVID-19 Safety and Event Adaptation: We had hoped that the COVID-19 pandemic would be over by Fall 2020. That was not the case. During the past months, the MPZ Co-Chairs and Marshall Professional Staff have been exploring creative and safe means to continue the tradition. We are hoping to provide a social-distanced MPZ experience. Many of the traditional components of the event will not be present, but we hope to capture the spirit of MPZ through the reimagined event.

Join us in making MPZ a meaningful and socially-distanced experience. We are looking for general members to assist the planning, and also for a Publicity Lead and a Food Vendor Coordinator. Applications are due on Friday, January 22nd at 11:59pm PST. Apply at the link below.
Apply Here


Advocacy In Action
January 22nd | 3 - 4 pm (PST)
For many years Black Students at UC San Diego have fought to create change. Join the zoom discussion hosted by Warren College and Marshall College to hear from current Black students on their visions for a more equitable and just campus community. For accommodations please include in the registration form or email Fnann Keflezighi at 


Community Sessions with Marshall Staff
January 27th | 4 - 5 pm (PST)
Join the Community Sessions with Marshall Staff on January 27th from 4 to 5 pm (PST). Come and learn about various topics. This coming week's topic is Angela Davis and her perspective on social justice. For accommodations please include in the registration form or email Fnann Keflezighi at Register at the zoom link below.
Events from the Colleges
Seventh College Undergraduate Student Research Panel
January 20th | 5:15 pm (PST)

Interested in undergraduate research opportunities? Join Provost Antonovics at the Seventh College Undergraduate Student Research Panel to learn how to get involved in research from your fellow Tritons! Panelists will be highlighting their own research projects and paths to getting involved. To register, please visit the link below.


iCafe: Canada
January 22nd | 12 - 1 pm (PST)
Register on Zoom

During winter quarter, we travel to nine countries over nine Fridays. Connect with your Triton community over culture, trivia, fitness and cuisine. Join us and bring a friend! For more information, please visit the link below. Our next country is Canada!
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Virtual Fan Fest
January 22nd | 3 pm (PST)
Tipoff at 4 pm (PST)

Come join the Virtual Fan Fest to cheer the UCSD Basketball team! During this time, we will have one last chance to earn points for the cup of cheer. After that, we will be awarding the Cup of Cheer Winner!


American Football: Road to the Super Bowl 2021!
January 29th | 5:30 - 6:30 pm (PST)

Curious about American Football? Is it different than football around the world? This event is perfect for anyone who wants to know why Americans are crazy about their football games! Prepare to huddle up and join this lively discussion to learn about this iconic American game and have some fun! Super Bowl LV is Sunday, February 7, so join us for this pre-game lineup of fun! Sports "Chat-sters" will share the history and the ins and outs of America’s favorite sport. Ask questions, watch highlights, and score the winning touchdown with an American Football trivia game. Winner gets a prize!
Register Here
Resources for Your Success
2021-22 Undergraduate Scholarships
UC San Diego's 2021-2022 Continuing Undergraduate Scholarships Application is now open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, January 25. Visit the link below to get started TODAY.
Apply Here


Virtual Winter Org Fair Where's Waldo?
January 27th | 1 - 3 pm (PST)

Are you wandering aimlessly looking for something, but you just don't know what that something is? Come to our virtual Winter Org Fair to find Waldo and yourself in any of the student organizations in attendance. Join us for this virtual event Wednesday of Week 4 January 27th from 1:00PM-3:00PM and OneStop can help you find the Waldo (Organization) you've been looking for. There will be various organizations from Pre-Professional to Dance. You are bound to find something that is perfect for you. We hope to find you there!
Join the Fair


CAPS Services & Workshops
During this time of change and uncertainty, it can be natural to feel an increase in stress and anxiety. CAPS continues to remain open during this time, providing video and telephone tele-mental health appointments. We also are providing continued virtual programs and events focused on improving student mental health and general well-being for the Winter 2021 quarter.
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Download CA Notify App
Add our phone to the fight. Sign up for COVID-19 exposure notifications on your phone. Find out when you have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. California’s CA COVID Notify tool protects your identify and saves lives.
Download Here
Virtual Events Around Campus
Changemaker Week
January 16th - 23rd

Celebrate Triton Changemakers and get inspired to enact change yourself during UC San Diego’s Third Annual Changemaker Week. For more info, visit the link below.
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SRC Seminar Series
January 20th | 10 - 11 am (PST)

Join us to hear from Bridey Scully from the UC San Diego Center on Global Justice. Sustainability is multi-faceted and can look different in the varying contexts of environmental, social, economic, or cultural lenses. Tune-in to this interactive presentation to hear how the UCSD Center on Global Justice exercises different aspects of sustainability to address issues of equity and to make collaborative change with their community partners. A live Zoom Q&A session will follow the interactive presentation. Register below.
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Triton Transfer Storytellers Contest & Gallery
Nominate by January 22nd, 9am PST

The Nomination Period is Open until 9 am January 22, 2021. For more information and to submit your nomination at the link below. Register to Attend the Virtual Ceremony. The 11th Integrity Awards Ceremony will occur April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm.
Nominate Here


Triton Transfer Storytellers Contest & Gallery
Submit your art pieces to the Triton Transfer Hub for an opportunity to win some scholarship money! Triton Transfer Storytellers Contest & Gallery is an art contest which allows transfer students to share their identities and experiences. It is an opportunity for you to tell your story through whatever medium you prefer - whether that be through photography, dance, writing, poetry or anything else - so long as it can be submitted online. The theme this year is resilience - how were you able to succeed despite barriers? 
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Marshall Community Hours
Leslie Carver
Thursdays 1pm 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 3-4pm PST
Thursdays 4-5pm 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

Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs,
Fnann Keflezighi

Tuesdays 4-5pm PST Join on Zoom

Thursdays 2-3pm PST (with ADRL Lauren Wong) Join on Zoom
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