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Cliff Notes May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


Paper Trail

DECaF Buzz With 10 corporate sponsors and about 100 volunteers, there’s no getting around that this year’s Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (DECaF) was a hit. The February event raised $36,000 through corporate sponsorships and registration fees, all of which will benefit the student organizations that make up the Triton Engineering Student Council. MORE

Global Table Talks Did you know that “cookie” and “Santa Claus” are derived from Dutch? Have you ever eaten stroopwafels (sweet syrup waffles)? If not, a visit to the Dutch conversation table at Eleanor Roosevelt College’s Café Ventanas will give you a taste of life in The Netherlands. MORE

VC Watson Eases Stance on Booze – January 12, 2006 Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Joseph W. Watson has said he would allow the presence of alcohol at campus events sponsored by the A.S. Council under the condition that proper security measures are implemented, reversing a policy that has kept recent Sun God festivals officially dry. The policy change follows the release of the Undergraduate Student Experience Report in September. MORE

Athletic Funds Fall Into the Red – February 21, 2006 The UCSD athletics department reported falling approximately $275,000 in the red during the 2004-05 fiscal year, according to Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Joseph W. Watson. The gap between revenues and expenses can be linked to many factors, including the increased expenses the department faced after moving from NCAA Division III to Division II, according to Watson. MORE

Sex Still Banned from SRTV– March 9, 2006 Campus administrators, establishing new policies for the use of Student-Run Television’s cable network, remained steadfast in barring sexual nudity, but promised the return of the station during the daytime if the rules were adopted. For the first time since the station’s shutdown in November, the University defined “graphic depictions of sexual activity involving nudity.” MORE

A.S. Pres confronts Admin over sex ban – March 16, 2006
A.S. President Christopher Sweeten has publicly spoken out against the University’s “appropriate use policy” for Triton Cable, which bars graphic images of sexual activity and, during certain hours, profanity
on the campus’ cable network. The policy came in response to SRTV’s broadcast of pornography in November, which resulted in its shutdown. MORE

Everything Old is New Again
Did you ever wish for a new study space, away from the throngs at Price Center or Geisel? With the completion of phase one of the Old Student Center expansion, students can now stake study territories in the facility’s new student lounge—surrounded by glass walls, with computers and a fireplace, they can curl up in comfortable sofa chairs.

Part of the University Centers Expansion Project, the new facility now includes the Women’s Center and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center on the second floor. Underneath, Groundwork Bookstore has opened its doors to a much larger space than its previous location. A Thai restaurant will also open in September.

Planning for the restaurant included surveying students on their food preferences, and according to Gary Ratcliff, the University Centers director, Thai food
got top billing. The University Centers Advisory Board finally settled on Royal Thai, a restaurant that already has a location in downtown La Jolla. “It had the best tasting food, lowest prices, most diverse menu, and was willing to spend the most money to build out its restaurant,” says Ratliff.

The second phase of the expansion will include improvements to the existing Student Center, UCSD Bike Shop, General Store Co-op and Food Co-op. The Food Co-op has already opened a satellite location in the Price Center where students can get hot vegetarian meals, sandwiches
and organic juices.

—Cliff Notes written by Marnette Federis, ’06


HENRY PATTERSON — Henry Patterson, ’09, below, became the first UCSD men’s basketball player to earn First Team All-CCAA honors, leading the Tritons in scoring and averaging 12.1 points a game. He helped UCSD to its first winning season at the Division II level and a fourth place finish in the CCAA with their 12-8 league mark.

JANELL JONES — Only in her first year as the head coach for UCSD women’s basketball, Janell Jones, below, made quite an impression as she guided the Tritons to their most successful season at the NCAA Division II level. The year’s 23-5 mark, which ties for the most wins in the program's history, qualified the team for the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, the all-time best 17-3 mark in CCAA resulted in a second place finish.

LEORA JUSTER — Leora Juster, ’07, far right, below, became UCSD's all-time leading scorer and was named CCAA and NCAA Division II West Region Player of the Year.

SOPHIE LEVY— Sophie Levy, ’06, helped UCSD women's swimming and diving teams to a 3rd place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in March. The 3rd place finish for the Triton women was their fourth-straight at the NCAA Championships. Levy also won an individual national championship and set a new school record in the 1650 freestyle.

or the latest results on all Triton teams, go to http://athletics.ucsd.edu.