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Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy
Taking a step in a new direction, Zandra Wagoner, assistant professor of religion, will begin her work in a re-imagined position as University Chaplain today. Wagoner is looking forward to this new position in spiritual guidance and leadership, and hopes to encourage awareness of the chapel on campus and the acceptance of all religions. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief In... 

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage
Justice Carlos Moreno spoke of “The Evolution of Family in California” as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Wednesday. The lecture covered the modern history of family law, including the law governing in vitro fertilization and the evolution of social practices. Moreno, who was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, was the sole dissenter... 

Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. bout 25 people were in attendance. She discussed the current situation in Egypt and the actions of Gamal Mubarak, son of recently overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak. “He kept degrading the Egyptian people in a very humiliating... 

“Homeboy” Father Boyle presents new book

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, presented his book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” as part of the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program on Tuesday at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium in Claremont. About 200 guests, more than a full house, filled the auditorium to welcome Father... 

Abdelgawad dispels misconceptions about Egypt

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, esteemed Egyptian Fulbright Scholar, addressed the conflicts that surround religion and misconceptions of the Middle East in her lecture and presentation of her film “Hasan and Morqos” on March 24. “There is an issue of sectarian conflict between Christians and Muslims. This movie shows the ramifications between the Christian and Muslim society,”... 

Fulbright Scholar speaks on democracy, free will

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Mary Baldwin College, was the keynote speaker on March 25. Students and faculty gathered in Morgan Auditorium to hear Abdelgawad’s lecture, “Democracy and Autocracy: Between Freedom and Chaos.” “For long ages of not exercising free will, the Middle East will forget how they can exercise it,” Abdelgawad... 

Freedom Writers talk on campus

Freedom Writers talk on campus
Erin Gruwell and Calvin Vanderhoff of the groundbreaking group of students known as the Freedom Writers spoke to a packed house Tuesday as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. The group showed an early cut of their upcoming movie “Freedom Writers: Voices from an Undeclared War,” which documents Gruwell’s Wilson High School class in Long Beach as they struggle through gang violence,... 

Bill Gates stresses giving in Claremont talk

Bill Gates stresses giving in Claremont talk
A large crowd arrives for “A Conversation With Bill Gates” on March 10 at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. Gates spoke about agriculture, defense spending, health care and more. / photo by Candice Salazar Branden del Rio News Editor Bill Gates led a question-and-answer session on March 10 in Bridges Auditorium in Claremont in front of students from Pomona College and Harvey Mudd College. Gates... 

Matt Witt leads design team to semifinals

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, is heading a design team, which entered in the National Ideas Competition for the design of the nation’s most symbolic space – the Washington Monu­ment grounds. His team is one of 24 semi-finalists, chosen from more than 500 participants across the United States and around the world by a jury of university... 

Joan Branin reviews health care project

Joan Branin reviews health care project
Professor of Health Service Management Joan Branin spoke Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Her lecture, “Evaluation of a Promotora Educational Training Program to Promote Disability Knowledge,” about a program for Hispanic immigrants, was part of the faculty lecture series. Branin developed a training program to help parents who lack information about disabilities in their children and... 
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