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White House honors ULV for research immersion

Karla Rendon News Editor The University of La Verne was recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for its commitment to educate Latino students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs through research immersion. “I do believe that the University of La Verne is doing this for all students but in this particular case, the White House... 

Gonzalez appointed interim diversity officer

Karla Rendon News Editor Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Beatriz Gonzalez has been named the University’s new interim chief diversity and inclusivity officer, succeeding Joy Lei. Gonzalez was appointed as CDIO in August and her new role includes being responsible for upholding the University’s core values and mission statement and creating a diverse climate for students. “I think primarily... 

Sukkah built for Sukkot celebration

Karla Rendon News Editor The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Hillel hosted an all-day celebration for Sukkot, which included Israeli food, a movie and the building and blessing of a sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner organized the event to help make the celebration possible. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ walking through... 

Alumna aids first generation students

Alumna aids first generation students
Browsing in the history section of the Wilson Library, La Verne alumna Nancy Reyes enjoys reading and learning about new cultures. Reyes graduated with a master’s degree in education and spent a year teaching English in China. / photo by Nanor Zinzalian Cody Luk Online Editor The University of La Verne recently hired Nancy Reyes, an alumna who was a first generation college student, as the assistant... 

Fair offers transgender resources

Fair offers transgender resources
At the Transgender Resource Fair, during transgender awareness day, Sophomores Audie Munoz and Jessie Bias participate in #PaintYourNailsForBruce. The campaign is trending in support of Bruce Jenner identifying as a woman. Thursday’s fair consisted of informational speeches by faculty members. Tri-City’s booth in Sneaky Park gave out pamphlets about “Room 4 Everyone,” a mental wellness campaign.... 

ULV partners with Mexico

University of La Verne officials recently signed a collaboration agreement with Mexican consulate leaders to increase in academic exchanges between Mexican colleges and the University of La Verne. One goal in this is to stimulate economic development and strengthen the relationships between the University and some of its Mexican counterparts. University President Devorah Lieberman and the Consul General... 

Program aids students’ dreams

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne is the first private institution in California to partner with theDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program helping undocumented students receive financial aid. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated students who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. “We have a lot of great prospective students that... 

Sukkah celebrates Jewish tradition

Sukkah celebrates Jewish tradition
President Devorah Lieberman drills a piece of wood to build the Sukkah with the help of Director of Multicultural Services Daniel Loera. The Hillel Jewish Club built a Sukkah during the one week Jewish holiday of Sukkot on Wednesday at Sneaky Park. During the holiday of Sukkot a Sukkah is built out of wood with three walls covered in green fabric and is blessed by a cantor. The Sukkah will stand throughout... 

University serves Hispanic students

Des Delgadillo Online Editor Mariela Patron Copy Chief The University of La Verne celebrated its federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution last week, creating a university-wide dialogue on what merits an HSI designation beyond a population quota. At the week’s core was an exploration of identity for the University as a whole and the more underrepresented groups on campus. “As an academic... 

Ash Wednesday marks a fresh start

Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne provided a bilingual Ash Wednesday service to about 40 students and faculty in the Chapel. Students and faculty participated in bilingual Bible readings, and University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner and Director of Multicultural Affairs Daniel Loera distributed the ashes. “It’s a connection of the idea that we come from dust and we return to dust,”... 
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