As UCSD’s second college, John Muir College has been committed to its students since 1967. The Muir College vision and core values draw inspiration from the life and writings of its namesake – John Muir, a remarkable nineteenth-century environmentalist, nature writer, and founder of the Sierra Club. The college motto, “Celebrating the Independent Spirit,” is also drawn from the life of John Muir and expresses our commitment to all our students to provide an environment that fosters varied, successful, committed, and self-directed lives.
Call for Nominations!
Since 2011, John Muir College has honored the legacy of the college’s namesake by nominating members of UCSD’s faculty, staff, or alumni who have contributed significantly to environmental preservation and sustainability as Muir Environmental Fellows. New Fellows will be invited to accept their awards at the college’s annual organic lunch on April 23rd, 2014, where they will be presented with a plaque to be permanently displayed in Muir’s Mandeville Suite at the top of Tioga Hall.
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