Chancellor issues condemnation of "Cookout" party, 2/16/10; media picks up story on 2/17/10; concerned students meet with UCSD administrators two days later, 2/19/10
PIKE and other fraternity members at UCSD announce a "Campus Cookout"
Racist students from the KOALA broadcast on campus TV and use the N-word.
Students confront administrators on Library Walk, 2/19/10
Chief Diversity Officer Daley and Chancellor Fox
Vice Chancellor Rue and Chancellor Fox
BSU student Jasmine Phillips tells Chancellor Fox, "You will stop trying; you will do!"
Protest moves to the Forum (Price Center) with panel of top administrators.
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
MEChA member Mar Velez challenges Chancellor Fox
Mechista Crystal Alvarez (rear) confronts Chancellor Fox.
MEChA-BSU chairs at press conference, Price Center, 2/24/10
Photo by Erik Jepsen
MEChA chair Mar Vélez
Mar Vélez and David Ritcherson
Administration sponsored "teach-in on cultural sensitivity," 2/24/10
Student activists and allies listened to speakers for about an hour. At that point, BSU leaders announced they would walk out because it was time for action not "diversity training."
Students pour out of Price Center to attend BSU-MEChA sponsored outdoor teach-in.
Dr. Jorge Mariscal speaks to assembled crowd.
Photo: Mar Velez
Dr. Patrick Velásquez prepares to speak. Behind him are MEChA and BSU leaders.
SDSU Professor Shirley Weber
Professor Ivan Evans
Professor Dennis Childs
Photo by Andrew Oh
After a noose is found in Geisel Library, students rally against racism, 2/26/10. Photo by Erik Jepsen.
Noose found in Geisel Library, 2/26/10. The student who was suspended for hanging the noose claimed she did not know it was a controversial image.
Why is a noose controversial? August 9, 1930--Marion, Indiana, USA
BSU member Grant White expresses his outrage about racist incidents.
Black Student Union and MEChA students. Photo by Erik Jepsen.
Nelvin C. Cepeda / Union-Tribune
Photo by John Hanacek
After a noose is found in Geisel Library, students occupy the Chancellor's office, 2/26/10. After voluntarily leaving the office, BSU sends flowers to Chancellor Fox with a note that read "It's not personal. It's only business."
Students sing "Lean on me" in Chancellor's office.
Black students at UC Berkeley hold silent protest in solidarity with UC San Diego
UC Santa Cruz students in solidarity.
UC Santa Cruz
Report on student negotiations with administration
Catholic and Muslim students in solidarity with BSU.
Student religious organizations reclaim location in Geisel Library where noose was found, leaving flowers and this note.
March 4, 2010: BSU-Chancellor agreement signed and Day of Action for Public Education.
Photo: Dr. Marez
One of the first statements published as events were breaking.
David Ritcherson, Fnann Keflezighi, and Victor Sanchez speak to the UC Board of Regents about the UCSD events.
Post-Cookout surveys showed UCSD as the UC campus that least respected Black students
Letter to the editor, UCSD Guardian (April 2010)
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education visited UCSD and interviewed key participants in the events. UCSD agreed to enter into an agreement to improve the campus racial climate.