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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,”... 

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... 
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