TRITON Magazine Fall 2020 | Page 22


The University of California is the most impactful public research university in the world . It has changed the quality of life of our state , our nation , and our world .”

Dr . Michael Drake , newly appointed 21st president of the University of California system . He is the first Black leader to oversee the 10-campus UC system in its 152-year history .


The first cohort of students has enrolled in our newest college , Seventh , led by inaugural Provost Kate Antonovics , a teaching professor in the Department of Economics .
UC San Diego Health , the region ’ s only academic health system , was ranked # 1 in San Diego by U . S . News & World Report .
The Chancellor ’ s 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge encouraged our Triton community to take one action a day to further awareness , compassion , understanding , and engagement in anti-racist practices . All resources are accessible via tritonmag . com / 21days


Tritons were to compete in Division I athletics this fall , but the Big West Conference postponed all gameplay .
“ Until we see the trends associated with this pandemic turn favorable , the decision to place a hold on competition is the right thing to do .”
– Earl W . Edwards , UC San Diego Director of Athletics
All eyes have been on UC San Diego ’ s Return to Learn program , a pioneering model for resuming campus operations that includes regular symptom screening , innovative approaches to coronavirus testing , and social distancing practices . Get the latest updates at returntolearn . ucsd . edu
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