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Features May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2
   

Sixth Sense

 
     

What do wireless digital assistants, art and green buildings have in common? No, not Starbucks! Try Sixth College’s first graduating class of over 200 students. In 2002, the
incoming freshmen were issued wireless enabled HP Jornada personal assistants to participate in a new digital style of college orientation called “explorientation.” With these hand-held devices, Sixth College students worked together to get to know their new campus community as well as each other. This inaugural class also mixed cement and created multi-media projects while going through a yearlong, Core Program dedicated to the study of culture, art and technology. Sixth’s future neighborhood is envisioned as analogous to a city’s downtown, with a mix of old and new dorms, classrooms, coffee houses and meeting spaces laid out on either side of the planned Light Rail Transit station at Pepper Canyon. For more information on Sixth, visit www.sixthcollege.ucsd.edu.

Contributors to Making Waves: Mario Aguilera, '89, Marnette Federis, '06, Beverly Gallagher, '98, Raymond Hardie and Inga Kiderra.

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