The Weekly Anteater
Your guide to what’s new and trending at UCI
Dear Friends of UCI,
Welcome to the Weekly Anteater report for what’s new and trending at UCI!
We’ve curated a collection of top news items and trending social topics. If you’re active on social media, please share this news with your friends and colleagues. We’ve attached social links and summaries for easy sharing!
On to this week’s big news…
UCI launches ambitious Black Thriving Initiative
Program aims to mobilize the whole university to promote Black student success
“The Black Thriving Initiative is UCI’s response to a national imperative. The unrest that we are witnessing across the country is about the persistence of systemic oppression and exclusion from educational opportunity, participation in the economy, access to healthcare and other areas essential to social justice and human well-being. As a great public research university, UCI is uniquely positioned to set an example for institutional transformation.”
-Douglas Haynes, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion
Press Release: https://bit.ly/3aY10yB
Los Angeles Times article:https://lat.ms/34EF62n
🎧 UCI Podcast: The future of social justice
Douglas Haynes discusses impact of Black Lives Matter, what’s next with the movement and UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative
UC says goodbye to single-use plastics
Under new policy, all 10 campuses will phase out single-use plastic bags in retail and dining and then eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles.
“That’s the real game-changer. We can say, ‘It’s in a container that doesn’t work for our policy.’ The producer now has to listen to the consumer. That’s what’s going to be so revolutionary.”
-ANNE BROWN KRIEGHOFF recycling and sustainability program manager for UCI facilities management.
#FirstGenFriday: Liliana Vazquez
Liliana Vazquez, ’20, became the first person in her family to graduate from college when she earned her bachelor’s degree in education sciences and psychology & social behavior from UCI this spring. In this video, Liliana reads a letter to her mother, thanking her for providing unconditional love, support and motivation. #FirstGenFriday💙💛
Masks work! So work your mask. Post your picture with #WorkYourMask & tell us why you mask up!
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