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Winter 2021, Week 7
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Happy Week Seven, everyone,

I hope your quarter is going as well as can be expected. Things on the covid front seem to be going well still. My weekly updates from the medical school and epidemiology people have become far less frightening. That means that what you are doing is working! Definitely keep it up though - the one part of those briefings that is still frightening has to do with the new variants that are circulating. The way the experts put it, the more the virus spreads, the more it mutates. So it’s definitely essential to continue masking and social distancing as you have been, even though things are looking up and vaccines are coming. Speaking of vaccines, volunteers may still be needed to help at the vaccine sites (RIMAC and Petco Park). I’m hearing mixed things about whether they have enough people - I’ve heard that they do at Petco, but I’ve also heard a couple people say they may need more people at RIMAC. If you are interested, the link is here. You do not have to have any medical knowledge; they have multiple roles that they need people for that do not require you to be medical personnel.

If you identify as Black, Indiginous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC), I want to call your attention to an event that Marshall is hosting in a couple weeks. In this “Meet the Boss” event, BIPOC Alumni who are in the workforce will participate in a panel discussion about career transitions as an underrepresented person. Here’s the description: "The college has partnered with the Student Alumni Associates and their Meet the Boss program to address a topic of conversation that students of color typically don’t have access to prior to entering the workforce: The implicit bias they will likely face while job hunting and in their early career. Join us in this open discussion with alumni on how they've navigated their early careers. Open to all UC San Diego undergraduate students."

And here is a list of the alumni panelists: Porsia Curry '09, Director of the UC San Diego Black Resource Center Sana Meghani '11, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Catalyst:Ed Linda Rivera '11, Digital News and Social Media Specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Marlene Scott '70, Retired Business Owner and Educator

You can find a registration link here. This event is open to all UC San Diego undergraduate students, so please tell your friends. I’m so grateful to these alumni for giving their time, and I think this will be a very helpful event, so I’d love to see a big turnout!

Provost Leslie Carver
Marshall College Announcements
Week 7: Drop a Course with a 'W' Deadline
The last day to drop a course or all courses from your schedule with a ‘W’ recorded on your transcript is this Friday, February 19 at 11:59PM. Consider receiving an email confirmation if you decide to drop.
How to Drop a Class
How to Withdraw from the Quarter


February Marshall Instagram Giveaway
This month's giveaway is about to launch (Tuesday, February 16th, 9am PST). On Instagram, LIKE the post, FOLLOW us, and COMMENT with two of your friends. All UCSD students are welcome to join, even international students. 50 winners will be selected when the giveaway closes on Monday, February 22nd, at 3pm PST.

Enter for a chance to win the NEW Marshall Happy Snack Sticker Pack, Winter Polar Bear Stamp, and the 50th Anniversary Tee.
Join the Giveaway


Join the Leadership Committee for Cultural Celebration
Apply by February 17th | 11:59 pm (PST)
Join the Leadership Committee for Cultural Celebration (LC3) and be a part of Marshall College’s 43rd Annual Cultural Celebration! This year is even more special because we are celebrating Marshall College’s 50th Anniversary. Although the event format will be virtual, this is still a great opportunity to get involved and leave your mark. Through this experience, you will develop event planning skills and make connections with other student leaders. Apply at the link below. Send in your application by February 17th at 11:59pm (PST)! 
Apply Here


Senior Week Committee Recruitment
Attention Marshall College third-years and fourth-years! Are you interested in being a part of one of the College's longstanding student traditions? Want to have fun and meet other students while planning social and community-building activities for graduating seniors? Then think about joining the Senior Week committee!

Third- and fourth-years who join Senior Week can flex their creativity and be a part of the reimagining of this College tradition in the virtual era. Senior Week is officially funded through Thurgood Marshall College Student Council, and having students plan and drive the ideas behind the committee is one of its cornerstones. If you are interested in learning more, please email 


Loss & COVID Community Series
January 16th | 4 - 5 pm (PST)

This interdisciplinary six-week weekly community series aims to support Marshall Students at UCSD who have experienced loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can attend one or multiple meetings. Weekly themes + activities will cover: holding loss in the body, grief, focus + loss, creating calm spaces, self-care, community discussion, and more. Loss can look like a range of things, including but not limited to: -Death of a loved one -Long-term COVID-19 health impacts -Loss of social environment and community -Changes in mental health stability 
Join Here


College Bowl 2021
February 16th | 8 pm (PST)

College Bowl is an annual UCSD competition where students from each College team-up to compete in a wide range of quiz questions in a battle of wits! Teams consist of 2-4 members, and then those teams first compete in a round within their own College to decide which team will be representing Revelle, Muir, Marshall, Warren, ERC, Sixth, & Seventh in the finals for the chance to take home the Golden Brain. 
Register your Team


Community Sessions with Marshall Staff
February 17th | 4 - 5 pm (PST)
Join the Community Sessions with Marshall Staff on February 17th from 4 to 5 pm (PST). Come and learn about various topics. This coming week's topic is preparing for spring break. For accommodations please include in the registration form or email Fnann Keflezighi at Register at the zoom link below.


Marshall College Public Health Initiative
February 17th | 5 - 6 pm (PST)
In this year-long series of events, students will learn about health disparities and community organizations that address them, and will create and execute a project designed to improve community public health access, guided by experts in public service fields. Join us at an upcoming meeting to learn more.


Thurgood Thursdays Live w/ Danny Lu
February 18th | 1:30 pm (PST)
Come join Provost Leslie Carver this week for Thurgood Thursdays Instagram Live. This week, Provost Carver will be joined by Danny Lu, the Chair of Active Community at Thurgood Marshall (ACT) to talk about what his Marshall organization does!. Come learn about ACT's programs and events.

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


Meet the Boss
February 23rd | 6 - 7 pm (PST)
The college has partnered with the Student Alumni Associates and their Meet the Boss program to address a topic of conversation that students of color typically don’t have access to prior to entering the workforce: The implicit bias they will likely face while job hunting and in their early career. Join us in this open discussion with alumni on how they've navigated their early careers. Open to all UC San Diego undergraduate students.


Join TMC 87 with Dr. Amanda Solomon from DOC
Spring Quarter
In this 1st-year seminar, students will engage with the critical theory and social activism that emerge from the lived experiences of those who identify as Filipina American women. The course will emphasize connecting with local activists; the final assignment will be a collaborative advocacy project centered on the disproportionate impact COVID 19 has made on the local Filipinx American Community. Email for more info.
Events from the Colleges
All College First-Generation Student Social
February 17th | 5 - 6:30 pm (PST)

Join us for a fun evening of individual and group competitions and online board games, and meet other first-generation students from across the Undergraduate Colleges. Winners from the different competitions will receive Amazon gift cards! Don’t miss out on friendship and friendly competition!
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Grassroots Activism & Politics
February 17th | 6 pm (PST)

ASUCSD External Affairs, in partnership with the UC San Diego Department of Political Science, invites you to a conversation with Grassroots activist, BLM co-founder, and UC San Diego Alumna Alicia Garza. Through a moderated conversation and audience questions this webinar will engage on civic engagement, politics, and more
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Let it Flow
February 18th | 6 - 8 pm (PST)

Let It Flow, Sixth Res Life’s annual event, is happening this upcoming February 16th-18th! This year’s theme is “Black Artistry in Motion”. Please fill out this form if you’d like to attend any of the workshops in this 3-day event. For each day that you attend the event, you will receive a prize! Prizes include: Let It Flow stickers, a Let It Flow reusable face mask, and a limited edition Let It Flow 2021T-Shirt! We will send you the zoom links for each of the dates/workshops that you sign up for through your UCSD email.
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iCafe: Vietnam
February 19th | 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 Vietnam!
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Resources for Your Success
Student Satisfaction Survey
Jan 20 - Feb 17

The Student Satisfaction Survey helps campus departments better understand how to support & improve services for students based on your feedback. Complete the survey at between January 20 and February 17. The first 300 students will receive a free UCSD mug or tote bag, and everyone will be entered to win 1 of 5 $25 Bookstore gift cards.
Fill out the Survey


Return to Learn Info
Testing, 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.
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Vaccine Super Station Volunteering
UC San Diego Health is proud to partner with San Diego County and the San Diego Padres to operate the Vaccination Super Station near Petco Park . We welcome assistance from the San Diego community in this effort. Before volunteering, community members must have a satisfactory background check and verification of medical certification, if applicable. These will be facilitated by UC San Diego Health Volunteer Services after you apply. All volunteers will be offered a COVID-19 vaccination during one of your volunteer shifts.
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Food Security Q&A for International and Out of State Students
February 16th | 4 - 5 pm (PST)

Are you an international or out of state student? Come learn about the food assistance resources available to you on and off campus. Attendees will be entered into an opportunity drawing for 5 gift cards! Register at the link below.
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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 3-4pm 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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