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Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2
   

STUDENT LIFE AND SPORTS ON CAMPUS

Green Days
Frizzy hair, cold showers and layers of sweatshirts. Sounds like finals week, but students at Revelle, Muir and Sixth Colleges were chasing another challenge. MORE

Basic Business Skills
Ever wish you could have taken business courses as an undergrad? MORE

Charter Tutors
Who better to help inner-city students get to college than college students themselves?
MORE

Paper Trail

Admin Finalizes Koala Eviction

– Jan. 11, 2007 After weeks of dragging out the eviction of the Koala from its Student Center office, administrators finally buckled down over winter break, changing the lock and cleaning it out. MORE

Report: Campus Crime Levels Largely Steady – Jan. 11, 2007 The UCSD Police Department released a summary of last year’s campus criminal activity last week, with vehicle theft being the only major exception to a general trend of little to no increase in crime. MORE

Divinity Undenied

– Feb. 5, 2007 Annual drag show “Divas in Denial” lit up Price Center Theater with feather boas and fedoras.… No, the three high-heeled singers swaying gracefully on-stage are not Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose, stars of the holiday blockbuster [Dreamgirls]. They are the opening act to the [LGBT] drag show.

MORE

Physicists Urge Congress to Tighten Nuclear Leash

– Feb. 15, 2007 Twenty-two of the nation’s most eminent physicists sent a letter to Congress this month urging it to restrict President George W. Bush’s authority to order the use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states without prior congressional approval. The letter was spearheaded by Jorge Hirsch, a UCSD
professor of physics, and co-authored
by 12 Nobel laureates. MORE

Campus Shuttle Catches Fire

– Feb. 22, 2007 Passengers on a shuttle traveling toward Regents Lot were forced to evacuate the vehicle shortly after noon on Feb. 21, when the bus caught on fire in what police are calling a probable hydraulic fluid leak. MORE

 

 

SPORTS SHORTS

Cal Cup Championship Crew
CLASSIC CREW: Congratulations to the men’s crew team, which captured its first-ever Cal Cup Championship win in early April at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic. (They are: Darren Vonplaten, ’07; Gilbert Collins, ’08; Joe Gram, ’07; Tyler Sutterley, ’08, Brenden Carriker, ’07, and Derek Huffman, ’08. The Tritons edged out five other schools, beating UCLA’s team in the last 500 meters of the race, resulting in a 4-second lead for the win.

WINNING STREAK: After some early season struggles, the Triton baseball team rode a five-game winning streak, and ultimately pulled away with its second CCAA title in the last three seasons. Junior Scott Clement set the program record last season with 15 homeruns, and will lead the team with both a potent offense and a solid defense.

LEAPING INTO ACTION: The UCSD track and field teams leapt back into action during the month of February. The
Triton women are the two-time defending CCAA champions, while the men, led by reigning CCAA Freshman of the Year Scott Tsuda, are looking to improve upon last year’s second place finish.

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