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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... 

Daniel Loera favors a diverse student body

Daniel Loera favors a diverse student body
Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director at the University of La Verne received his master’s degree at Mount St. Mary’s College. Loera spends time working with and mentoring many first generations students at La Verne. He is leading a diversity retreat this weekend to help students become accustomed to cultures and values of their fellow students. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Kristen Campbell Editor... 

Director champions campus diversity

Erin Foltz Staff Writer Daniel Loera is on a mission to create an environment of diversity and acceptance on the University of La Verne campus. As an important member of the President’s Working Group on Diversity, he is already on the fast track to implementing the new Strategic Plan for Diversity. Loera, the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, has been working for the University of... 

Diversity plan proposed

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer The University’s Working Group on Diversity has proposed a strategic plan for diversity among faculty, staff and students to support the diverse student body, improve climate and foster research on diversity issues. The plan was discussed at a town meeting for faculty, staff and students Tuesday. “Social justice is a key component of this plan,” said Daniel Loera, director... 

Mentors offered for first generation students

Kristen Campbell News Editor Starting college can be hectic, especially if the student is a first generation college student. The Office of Multicultural Services at the University of La Verne offers a program to ease the load of starting in uncharted territories. The First Generation Student Success Program was established in 1996 and has assisted more than 500 students and their families. The FGSSP... 

Latino heritage and roots explored

Latino heritage and roots explored
Retreat builds bonds between La Verne, Azusa Pacific students Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director, lead the Latina/ Latino Retreat on Nov. 13 in the Howell Board Room and Sneaky Park. Loera and Lili Gradilla held activities for the Latino students from the University of La Verne and Azusa Pacific University. Students shared their life experiences and compared the differences between... 

Storytellers help Aztecs come alive

Storytellers help Aztecs come alive
Michael Heralda and his wife, Sandy, led a story-telling session Nov. 12. Heralda focused on the Mexican Aztec Culture by introducing the Aztec Nahuatl language and various hand-made musical instruments. Heralda performed for a crowded room, playing a flute called “parkas,” as his wife, Sandy plays the huehuetl drum. Heralda eventually invited his guests to play various instruments to create... 

Immigration to be front and center

The International Studies Institute selects the theme for this year’s “Hot Spots” discussion series. Julissa Cardenas Web Editor The International Studies Institute at the University of La Verne has voted on this year’s theme: immigration. Every year, the University has a new theme focusing on a global issue or concern that either affects people, forces them to think about their... 
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