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This photograph/collage depicts the diversity challenges one must overcome coming to UCSD. The campus itself promises that one will feel at home and find their rightful place on campus but does it actually accomplish what it promises? Is everyone truly taken into consideration on campus. Where is the Asian American resource center?It's true that coming here, I was glad to see the Raza Resource Centro but there are other minority groups who who need aid too. The puzzle pieces in the photograph represent how I feel like minority groups can fit in close together but they don't actually come together right away and so easily either. I think it takes time for each ethnic minority group to actually open up to other ethnic groups on campus.

I wanted to express how I view the world as someone who has experienced racism

My drawings represent each of my first three years at UCSD. My drawings attempt to summarize my mindset, the atmosphere, and my overall experience each year. The first year at this school I came in with an open mind and joined a fraternity and learned about all the negative connotations associated with such an organization. My second year was spent deciding my major/career path beginning with a research internship. My third year was spent studying abroad in Scotland to expand my world knowledge, explore other viewpoints, and discover my family roots.

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In 1973 the Women's Resource Center (WRC) began as a student organization in response to growing concerns by women students that their unique needs were not being identified and addressed by the University.

[It] was finally approved in 1995, and the efforts and hard work of so many were realized on October 14, 1996 when the Women's Center opened its doors, creating a welcoming space that fosters awareness, education and community at UCSD (About: History. Women's Center).


The motivation for this piece was Angela Kong's assigned reading piece from CAT 1 with Professor Amanda Solomon in Migration Narratives. This is my personal experience as an Asian -American living on campus surrounded by individuals that are open and care free of aspects like ethnicity.

I want to capture a kind of beauty that is sluggishly wild and when I found the painting, I just can't take my eyes off it.

Originally part of a reading response for a CAT 1 course, this micro-story is based on my experiences of the UCSD campus climate.

A short piece describing the contradictory aspects of common attitudes of social liberalism at UCSD. Partially inspired by Angela Kong's "Re-Examining Diversity Policies at UCSD." I was asked to reflect on this piece for a class as well; you can excerpt the reflection page and the header for the archive.

The artwork reflects recent events as they affect the campus (the election, chalkings). Multiple students of different colors and individual struggles stand on library walk reaching out to each other in solidarity. A closed door to the library reflects institutional barriers that may hinder students' education.

This is a free verse poem created as part of a Reading Response for my CAT 1 class. It is inspired by my recollection of the environment surrounding the student protesters in front of Geisel Library on November 21, 2016.

This is a brief poem about my view of the UCSD campus climate, followed by a short reflection of the campus climate.

This Haiku Poem describes the students of UCSD as well as me. I wrote it with the intention of showing the diversity of the campuses and that we should not just stick with our culture but to learn about other cultures as well. I do not have great knowledge of other cultures so I am learning now. I love the different cultures that UCSD brings together and learning from them.

The piece is inspired by Angela Kong's Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD as well as being down as an assignment for Professor Amanda Solomon's CAT 1 course.

This response describes my personal feelings towards the acts that happened less than a decade ago on campus because Asian Americans were excluded from services because people feared their success. However, the idea that Asians are successful and don't need services is inapplicable to everyone because not everyone follows the same path or comes from the same background. Thus, this response pushes for the creation of a center that specifically caters to the needs of Asian Americans.

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In light of the 2016 presidential election, there has been many chalk graffiti messages of acceptance and encouragement all across the UCSD school campus. This election season has brought to light, many subtle divisions that have been growing within our campus. However, I also wanted to capture the way UCSD students learn to love and accept one another in such a time as this when the rest of the country is threatening to split apart.

[D]isparate antiwar groups decided to do a joint sit in of Urey Hall — a science building — one of the centers of the University's complicity with war, as many of the offices of those professors with DOD contracts were located there.

There was no plan to do damage to the building or to the offices, and none occurred. We just wanted to close down this center of the war — at least temporarily (Dr Anonymouse, 2009).

I see different people unite together on campus. They are in different position, but they have the same goal. They all want freedom, and justice. I think UCSD has achieved this goal, or it is achieving.

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I took a class on "migration narratives" and realized in the end that I don't really quite relate with any of those narratives on a personal level. Fun times.

My motivation for this was the fact that my eyes were opened to the underlying fact that the Asian American group here at UCSD is seen as a non-minority group and because of this is sort of excluded from beneficial resources that can help aid them in their studies.

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In one of UCSD's historic moments a collection of twenty-five freshmen, graduate students, and faculty members joined in a demonstration against U.S. military intervention in the Dominican Republic. UCSD's "Advocacy and Open Discussion Area" on the upper campus was first put into service an hour or so before noon, Thursday, May 6. Many of the demonstrators carried signs commenting on the situation in the Dominican Republic. Among the slogans used were "Join the marines and fight the world," "Does the end justify the Marines," and "Napalm those Dominican kids!" (UCSD's First Demonstration, 1965).

Reading Response #5 assignment for CAT 1A with Professor Amanda Soloman.

This collage expresses my personal experience of UCSD'S campus climate.

As an assignment from my CAT class

This poem describes how I have felt over the past quarter at UCSD. It shows how I was excited, hesitant, and then content.

Politics are a touchy subject, and this was probably the most controversial election in a long time. While I think UCSD students are fairly civil to each other, it's amazing what might be lurking in their minds.

Minority students leaders want administrators to implement a list of 32 demands immediately. They want officials to fix what they call a racial state of emergency. Students say the racially derogatory incidents speak to a larger problem of institutional racism on campus" (Tintocalis, 2010).

This was an assignment from my CAT 1 class that prompted us to depict the campus climate to us with some form of creative representation and a short essay to detail what the campus climate is to us.

Class Assignment

I was inspired to draw this after reading Angela Kong's thesis, Re-examining Diversity Policy at UCSD. In her thesis, she talks about how Asian Americans were underserved despite being a model minority and agree with her point of view.

A handful had dreamed of attending the University of California, La Jolla, the name given this brave new campus by the Board of Regents in 1959. Eighteen months later, after listening to community debate, the Regents voted to scrap UCLJ for the more inclusive UCSD (Morgan, 2004).

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The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King had a deep and profound effect upon members of the UCSD academic community.

Chancellor Galbraith held an official commemorative service on the grassy knoll behind the library* at noon. This was followed later in the day by a march into La Jolla and a demonstration at City Hall in San Diego, where a series of recommendations were presented.

Chancellor Galbraith told the students that King's dream is far from realization and that "the time is upon us when all blacks and whites must take action to translate his dream into reality" (University Mourns Death of Dr. King, 1968).

*Present-day Galbraith Hall

Studying in this big campus, I always feel tired to walk around the campus to find classrooms and certain place to meet my friends. There are buildings everywhere, people everywhere, assignments, lectures..etc lots of thing happening on this campus everyday but where can I find a good place for me to take a nap and relax? Therefore, I decided to draw a map of UCSD showing the places where I have found could provide me a little space to take a little break from my busy, intensive school life.

So far, at my time here, I have come to notice that UCSD is diverse in a literal, statistical sense. However, UCSD's culture doesn't embrace the connotations of unity, acceptance, and love that further define what diverse truly means. Diversity is portrayed as unwelcome at this university and we need to re-consider what attribute to our definition of it.

The motivation of my artwork and writing for my CAT 1 assignment, which explore students' views on the climate of the UCSD campus.


There are two pictures:
1. A sunset from Eleanor Roosevelt College
2. Me with two of my closest friends.
formerly: sunset and friends

This is a collage of photos taken at my residence hall and in the Sixth college res hall quad. The collage is centered around a chalking someone in my building did during "Chalk the Block" that says "708 means family". There are various other photographs of the images from our building bulletin board which focuses on inclusive language.

A two page essay that includes a poem that i wrote that reflects my experience on campus, and my response to question asked in my CAT class regarding Angela Kong's dissertation.

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My own experience as an Asian student motivate me to create a story about the the campus cplimate

The readings on discrimination I have read in my Culture Art and Technology course.

This is a short response essay to Angela Kong's work on the racial politics of UCSD, and how it has affected my views of UCSD's social climate. This essay was submitted to my CAT 1 course as well.

The first page of my work is a collage representing my experience at UCSD. The motivation behind this collage was to show all aspects of my experience including fitting in, studying hard, and the emotions behind it all. The second page is an essay which focuses on the question of how UCSD's campus climate is for me.

Although Mexico is a mere thirty miles away, I feel as if once I enter the UCSD campus I barely see anyone that resembles me. This allows me to interact with other students from all over the world and it is a great learning experience overall.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Teach-In from noon to 2 p.m. today in the Price Center Ballrooms A & B to engage with fellow UC San Diego community members for a discussion on why racially stereotyped events still occur and the impact of these events in our community (Rue, 2010).

Completed in tandem with a writing assignment for CAT1 about how I have personally experienced the campus climate.

The picture was taken on my way to class one day. It was a quiet day on campus and i feel like it captured my view of the school. It is a bright but gloomy picture with people going about their day.

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[UCSD hosts the UC-wide women's conference, which was] the product of an undergraduate thought group formed . . . to read and discuss the cutting edge of feminist thought on the topic "Women of Color." The common goal was to come up with a conference which could best integrate the many different experiences of women, without privileging the experience of the typical brand of middle class white feminist thought.

The [UC Students Association] decided to allow UCSD to host the annual UCSA Women's Conference because they wanted to show political support for UCSD women. UCSD [was] the only campus in the UC system that [did] not have a university-funded Women's Center (McKay, 1991).


I was prompted to make a piece of work for my CAT1 class that encapsulated how I felt about UCSD's campus climate. I thought it would be fitting to use the Notability App on my iPad, what I use to take notes in class and do homework with, to create a piece about the very institution I'm doing said work at. It shows the fragmentation and division between races within this campus while also exemplifying the unity that the student body can create.

Diversity expands our horizons, incubates ideas and knowledge, and challenges us to think differently.

It is not just about having a diverse population on campus, but about having frequent, meaningful interactions among diverse groups of people. This builds understanding, bridges differences and adds depth to the educational experience in a way that no textbook or class lecture can. Our young people need to learn to interact with many different people to prepare for the complexity of life beyond the classroom.

Diversity also fosters the kind of creativity, innovation and problem solving that advances us, socially and economically (Napolitano, 2016).


After spending almost four years studying and living at UCSD, Lulu Li indented to capture all the architectural highlights on campus in this piece. Most of them are recognizable Stuart Collection such as Hawkinson Bear, Fallen Star, and Sun God. She also conveys a subtle message responding to the anti-Mexican immigrant graffiti that was unfortunately found on campus by including image of César Chávez, a civil rights activist leader, which was originally from the Peterson Hall mural.
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