Classes attract first-day students to UC San Diego

“Look, I have flies. This should be the case. ”

September 23 was the first day of the fall of the university, and Cosla stood in the sea of ​​students — perhaps the largest gathering in the history of La Jolla Campus for 61 years.

Final numbers will not be available until the end of October. But the university says it will have 41,000 students this fall, not likely earlier this year.

Half of the USSD bedrooms cost $ 323 million and lost revenue due to the fall of the Covide-19 epidemic.

The University of San Diego County’s largest university has continued to conduct coronary virus testing and social unrest, which has helped reduce the spread of the virus. All students, teachers, and staff are required to be vaccinated for the fall semester.

Of the 11,857 graduates who have moved to campus in recent days, only 13 have been diagnosed with the virus, according to UCSD. Infected students were excluded.

“Until July, I was worried [a surge in the virus] He can come back, ”said Cosla, who has been chancellor for ten years. I am very happy that he was arrested. ”

At the start of the quarter, Kida felt the air in the air. Students waited in long lines to enter the school’s target store and talked at noon. Pedestrians and skiers seem to be giving each other room, courtesy does not always extend to UCSD.

UCS San Diego students walk to the library on the first day of the fall.

(Casey Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)

But the threat of the virus has not diminished.

On September 23, almost everyone in the compound was wearing a mask, inside and out. Many students lined up at Trudy’s hand-washing stations. The school’s large, outdoor tent rooms were in great service. And many students stopped short of the 20 vending machines distributed around the campus, using self-administered coronavirus test kits.

Students say we hope for the best.

“After being alone for a long time, I am happy to be a part of something,” says a student from Pasadena. I want to look for new opportunities.

Faculty members also seem to be eager to get things back on track after they have spent most of their last year and a half teaching online.

Most UCSD classes are learning in person this fall. But for health reasons, the school still holds many classes in outdoor tents.

Lily van der Ainde, a professor of structural engineering, used the space to expand the size of one of the introductory courses from 145 students to 210 last year to accommodate students who failed or failed to attend campus. Delay the lesson for a while.

Van Den Inde was teaching from her home in the Carmel Valley Valley, which she said was not good.

“You ask questions and there is silence,” she said. “Their [facial images] They are gone. It was very difficult as a teacher to see how involved they were, but you can know in person whether they are asleep or paying attention. They are swinging you. There are so many non-verbal relationships that can make a big difference. ”

Van Den Indie’s three high school-age children were at home taking online classes at the time.

“The kids are always screaming at the top of their lungs,” she complained.

Her colleague, Carcher Morris, a professor of engineering, also felt relieved.

“I was the only one on the library walk,” says Morris. “There is a lot of positive energy.

“We all do not know what will happen in a week or two. We do our best. I think everyone is here with COVID-19 safety measures.

In a summer teacher survey, 44 percent of primary school students reported having a “low” perception online and 10 per cent “very low” perception compared to their experience in a traditional classroom. The survey found that 28 percent of respondents felt that cheating was “high” in online education, while 32 percent said it was “high.” ◆

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