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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,”... 

Emotions affect students’ success

Emotions affect students' success
Daniel Loera found that by creating a happy and safe environment for first generation students, they are more likely to engage in class. Loera presented his research “Emotional Intelligence and Student Success Among White and First- and Second-Generation Latina/o College Students” at the weekly faculty lectures series Monday in President’s Dining Room. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Danielle Hunt Staff Writer On... 

Conference addresses needs of Latino students

Conference addresses needs of Latino students
At the Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Sept. 27, Daniel Loera, ULV multicultural affairs director, poses questions for the panel of Catherine Martinez, a staff member from the Early Academic Outreach Program in Puente; Linda DeLong, assistant professor of organizational leadership; and students Jatori Young, Paula Rivera and Pablo Macias. The LEAD conference brought together high... 

Joy Lei named to diversity position

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Joy Lei has been named to the new position of chief diversity and inclusivity officer for the University of La Verne, President Devorah Lieberman announced on May 11. Lei, who begins in July, comes from UC Santa Cruz, where she is currently assistant campus diversity officer. She previously taught courses in American culture and women’s studies. Prior to UC Santa... 

Sukkah construction honors Jewish holiday

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The University is embracing the Jewish holiday known as Sukkot, a seven-day holiday marked by the construction of a Sukkah in Sneaky Park. The production of the Sukkah – a temporary hut like the one used by the Jews when they lived as nomads for 40 years after being released from slavery – began Wednesday afternoon. This was just in time for the celebration of the... 

Students and faculty ‘friending’ on Facebook

Julian Burrell Assistant Editor It has become fairly routine practice for University of La Verne students to turn on the laptop with every intention of working on homework. Five minutes of work go by, when suddenly the status updates of their friends seem infinitely more interesting than whatever you are working on. Mark Zuckerburg’s patented time-waster has been stealing precious studying hours... 

Dialogue gives insight to culture

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Many people struggle to understand the true meaning of accepting the differences of ethnic backgrounds, and how others might perceive situations in contrast to their own situation. These issues opened up discussion at the multicultural club event, “Walking in Others’ Shoes,” on socioeconomics Monday. “The problem is that we see others’ differences as deficits... 

Students discover unity in diversity

Students discover unity in diversity
During what looked like a game of “Red Light, Green Light,” Daniel Loera, director of multicultural affairs, directed students Ramon Montoya, Firas Arodaki, Veronica Covarrubias, Kenan Chaballout and Brooke Hanson in an activity in the University Mall on Wednesday. They were asked to take steps forward or backward according to his instructions. Given situations such as coming from a one-parent... 

Diverse Conversation

Diverse Conversation
In an animated dialogue on the topic of race and diversity, Lili Gradilla, program coordinator, and Daniel Loera, director of the office of multicultural affairs, shared some thoughts with sophomore Dexter Buchanan. The dialogue group, held in the West Dining Hall, served as one of the many activities offered during Diversity Week. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

Program addresses issues of diversity, race

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Diversity week was filled with many events all with the goal of changing the way students think about social subjects, including a dialogue on race and ethnicity on Tuesday. Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director, held a daily dialogue on various diversity topics throughout the week. The race and ethnicity dialogue began with a discussion on how people can often misinterpret... 
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