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? Carl DeMaio Running for Congress: Former San Diego mayoral candidate and city councilman Carl DeMaio announced his congressional candidacy last Thursday against current congressman Scott Peters.

“I see myself as a ‘new generation Republican’ who wants to challenge the party to focus on pocket-book, economic and quality of life issues in a more positive and inclusive way, rather than issues that are frankly none of the government’s business in the first place,” DeMaio said in a campaign release.

According to an April Grand Old Party poll that surveyed voters in the 52nd congressional district, DeMaio leads Peters 49 percent to 39 percent, with voters encouraged by DeMaio’s intent on fixing government finances.

? Rape at Sun God: A rape was reported on May 17, 2013 in the Village East 1, according to the UCSD Police Department crime logs. The rape occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., with a report taken by police at the scene — the police department cannot provide any more information at this time, as the incident is currently under investigation.

? Sunshine Market Reopens: Sunshine Market reopens today, after approximately two weeks of construction due to damage caused by a burst storage pipe on May 21. The market continued to offer select items for sale in an “express market” with temporary revised hours just outside of the area under construction and is expected to return to its normal hours following repairs to the damaged pipe. 

? Professor Wins Searle Scholar: UCSD bioengineering professor Christian Metallo received $300,000 in research funding after being named a 2013 Searle Scholar and Hellman Faculty Fellow last week. Metallo was chosen as a Searle Scholar for his research regarding metabolism and oxygen availability, being one of 15 researchers to be selected for the title.

“The Hellman Faculty Fellowship is providing me with essential resources to initiate studies in this area as I build my laboratory,” Metallo said. “These funds will have a lasting impact on my work given the early stage of my career, so I am grateful for the support and honored by the selection.”

? 8,085 Students Will Graduate in June: UCSD’s 11 commencement ceremonies will begin June 14, 8,085 graduating students. Commencement speakers will include comedian Lewis Black, San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner, former UC President Richard Atkinson and former White House doctor Eleanor “Connie” Mariano.

“This is a very exciting and inspiring time as our graduates begin new chapters in their lives,” Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla said. “I am extremely proud of our new alumni for their hard work and achievements across multiple disciplines.”

Commencement weekend will begin on Friday, June 14 with the seventh annual All Campus Graduation Celebration.

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