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UC San Diego Statement: Poway Synagogue Attack

This weekend, another senseless act of hatred and violence occurred when a gunman attacked a synagogue right here in our San Diego community. One person was killed and three people were injured, joining the growing list of people around the world who have been targeted because of their identity, ethnicity, race, religion or beliefs. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this terrible tragedy, and we unequivocally condemn this horrific act, along with all other acts of violence that are the result of discrimination and racism.

A vigil will be held in memory of those injured and killed. The vigil will take place at 2 p.m. on Apr. 30 at the Silent Tree in front of Geisel Library, hosted by UC San Diego Hillel.

To our faculty, staff and students, we offer our unwavering support. There are a number of resources available to you including Counseling and Psychological Services, (858) 534-3755; the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, (858) 534-5523; the dean of the Graduate Division and the deans of Student Affairs at the undergraduate colleges:

Paul Yu, Ph.D.
Interim Dean – Graduate Division
858-534-3555

Diane LeGree, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Sixth College
858-822-5953

Bernard Anderson, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Thurgood Marshall College
858-534-3490

Jason Thibodeaux
Dean of Student Affairs – John Muir College
858-534-3587

Sherry Mallory, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Revelle College
858-534-3493

Kafele Khalfani, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Affairs – Warren College
858-534-4731

Patricia Scott
Dean of Student Affairs – Eleanor Roosevelt College
858-534-2237

On behalf of our UC San Diego community, we extend our sincere condolences.

Pradeep K. Khosla
Chancellor

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Becky Petitt
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Alysson M. Satterlund
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


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