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Student input needed for diversity survey

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief A new university survey is looking to gauge diversity and inclusivity among La Verne students and faculty. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusivity and the Office of Institutional Research, the survey is meant to set a concrete baseline the university can use to set new goals for improving its campus climate. “Students who feel a sense of belonging to the school... 

Diversity receives national award

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer The University of La Verne became one of 55 institutions to be nationally recognized for its diversity efforts this year. Spearheaded by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award commemorates educational institutions across the nation for their efforts to create diverse campus communities. The award is in its second year. “We... 

Lei focuses on diversity, students

Joy Lei is the University of La Verne’s chief diversity and inclusivity officer. Her duty is to oversee diversity initiatives and issues concerning faculty, staff and students. / photo by Katherine Careaga Christina Collins Burton Editor in Chief After only three months as the chief diversity and inclusivity officer, Joy Lei has already begun to make herself familiar with the cultural atmosphere... 

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... 

La Verne to hire chief of diversity

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The University is in the process of hiring a chief diversity and inclusivity officer, a newly-created position here, whose charge will be to address a range of diversity and inclusivity issues that arise on such a diverse campus. “We are sort of playing catch-up, but I feel we’re moving in the right direction,” said Provost Greg Dewey, a member of the search committee... 

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness
Bishop Carlton Pearson, the senior pastor of New Dimensions Chicago, preaches the gospel of inclusion, which is the belief that all people will eventually see salvation. His 2010 book is titled “God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu....” In his March 22 lecture in Morgan Auditorium, Pearson explained that the terms faith and fear are often used interchangeably. He said the goal is to... 

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... 

Dewey named permanent provost; national search bypassed

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief President Steve Morgan sent out an e-mail to faculty announcing that, with the endorsement of the Board of Trustees, he had decided to removed the word “interim” from Provost Greg Dewey’s title on Nov. 23. “It is an honor to be recognized after only being here for one year,” Dewey said. “Everything I have done has been for the good of the University of La... 

Board of Trustees tackles diversity

Debbie Allison Staff Writer The University Board of Trustees convened for the final time this year to discuss items such as the latest draft of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, and review findings from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ recent visit. The meeting took place at 8 a.m. on April 30. After a welcome from Chairman Luis Faura and introductions by President Steve Morgan, the... 
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