PAGE 42 Whether you know it as Central , Not-So- Central , or Geisel , UC San Diego ’ s library holds a prominent place on campus and in the hearts of Tritons . Now entering its 50th anniversary year , we take a look back at the many changes that shaped five decades of the iconic building .
Our cover photo of surfers coming back from Black ’ s Beach seemed symbolic of larger efforts to get the world back to higher ground . For photographer Mark Johnson ’ 88 , it evokes a brighter future . “ This view is an indelible part of anyone ’ s UCSD experience . Even in trying times , the perspective here can recharge your optimism about better days ahead .” See more of his photographs through the years starting on p . 34 .
Now More Than Ever
Fifty years ago , students demanded that UC San Diego ’ s Third College , now known as Thurgood Marshall College , be an answer to the social injustices they saw at the time . Given today ’ s fervent calls for social change , the work of the college then and now takes on a whole new meaning .
Surfing has a long and storied past at UC San Diego — from its premier perch over a world-class break , to the legendary “ Key to Black ’ s ,” and one of the most successful sports teams in campus history , this is how Triton surfers came to make their name in the waves .