Winter Quarter Recap: Top News Stories at UCSD

University Announces Plans to Relocate Sixth College by 2019

January 14, 2016

With plans moving forward to have a light rail run through the Sixth College area, UCSD officials proposed to relocate the college to the Muir Parking Lots. The proposal includes the construction of a social sciences building, possibly a humanities building and new living facilities that would house over 1,800 undergraduates. If the plan goes through, the university expects the transition to be completed by 2019, two years before the light rail is built.

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UCSD Students Protest Anti-Abortion Display on Library Walk

January 19-20, 2016

When the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform erected its large anti-abortion display on Library Walk early in the quarter, members of the panhellenic sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma, the A.S. Women’s Commission and the Women’s Center organized a protest directly across from it. The CBR display had images comparing the Holocaust and the lynching of African Americans to abortion, which some students argued were too extreme and graphic.

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A.S. Council Authorizes Election for Division-I Vote

January 27, 2016

Four years after 64 percent of UCSD voters rejected a move to Division-I sports, A.S. Council voted to hold a special election to let students decide once again. If the referendum passes, student fees will increase by a total of $160 per quarter by 2019 — $60 in 2017, an additional $55 in 2018 and another $55 in 2019 — so that UCSD sports teams will get to compete in the nation’s top division in college athletics. The election is scheduled to take place between May 16 and May 20.

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UCSD to Build New Cafe on Geisel Library’s Second Floor

February 25, 2016

Audrey’s Cafe is set to open mid-to-late May on the East Wing of Geisel Library’s second floor. The vendor will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday with shorter hours over the weekend and will serve drinks and food from Cafe Virtuoso and Bread & Cie, both of which are local businesses. Named after its primary donor and the wife of Dr. Seuss, Audrey Geisel, Audrey’s is a main feature of the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative.

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A.S. Council Approves Resolution to Urge Divestment from Turkey

March 2, 2016

Just a month after members of the Armenian Student Association held a silent protest at the Silent Tree with the word “DENIAL” taped to their mouths, A.S. Council unanimously approved the ASA’s resolution to urge the UC Office of the President to withdraw the $74 million it has invested in the Republic of Turkey. The resolution aims to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide and Turkey’s continued denial that the acts should be considered genocide.

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