The 10th annual UC San Diego School Supply Drive kicks off today. All of the collected school supplies will be distributed to students at 16 local elementary, middle and high schools. Collection boxes are located all over campus, including one in the Chancellor’s office. This year, organizers also set up a campus Amazon Wish List for those who want to participate but have no time to shop. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate new school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, gently used binders and children’s books. University materials will not be accepted. The drive runs through August 26.
There is no doubt that UC San Diego is a global university. Triton alumni and researchers are on every continent and in every ocean around our world. You never know where you might run into a fellow Triton. Prime example – Chancellor Khosla recently rendezvoused with alumnus Luke Hazelwood on a flight from the Bay Area to San Diego. Fellow travelers on Southwest can also check out the airline’s magazine to see UC San Diego prominently featured. Look in that backseat pocket the next time you fly or view this recent ad featuring alumna Manuelita Brown.
Philip Wang, Wesley Chan, Ted Fu
The founders of Wong Fu Productions are returning to their roots with a new lip sync cover video filmed at UC San Diego. Alumni Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu created Wong Fu after meeting on campus in 2004 through a visual arts class. Their videos have gained a wide audience on their YouTube channel, with more than 2.5 million subscribers. Last year, they received the UC San Diego Emerging Leaders Award and this year Philip Wang served as the keynote speaker at the Revelle College commencement ceremony.
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