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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... 

‘Mother of Diversity’ honored at ULV

‘Mother of Diversity’ honored at ULV
Harvel Lewis’ legacy as “Mother of Diversity” at the University of La Verne carried through Sunday, outside of Founders Hall, where a tree was dedicated in her honor. Her husband Robert Lewis, senior adjunct professor of sociology, and President Stephen Morgan unveiled the plaque to friends and family during the dedication. Lewis spent her 20 years at ULV promoting cultural diversity and helping... 

WASC report calls for changes

Mark Vidal Editorial Director A new report has revealed the University of La Verne passed the first phase of the rigorous re-accreditation process, which also means it still has work to do. The report, a capacity and preparatory review, was prepared by the Western Associa­tion of Schools and Colleges and featured a list of praises and problems – many of which are related to the University’s lack... 

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... 

Race is still a barrier to education

His grandmother’s struggles inspire Cleveland Hayes. Carly Hill News Editor Cleveland Hayes, assistant professor of education, spoke from the heart Monday focusing on the experience of his grandmother, an African American school teacher working in the heart of the Jim Crow South. As part of the faculty lecture series, Hayes’ talk, “Why I teach: An analysis of one mid-20th century Mississippian... 

Bartelt speaks on gender, race issues

Erin Foltz Staff Writer John Bartelt, associate professor of education and technology, gave a lecture for the Colloquium Series on Diversity entitled “Gender, Identity, & Sexual Roles” on March 11. The speech focused on ways, both on and off campus, that people can be more accepting and tolerant of people from different sexual categories and identities. Bartelt compiled the information presented... 

Let's prioritize diversity

UC San Diego was recently attacked with media coverage due to racist activities over the past few weeks. Among these was the “Compton Cookout,” in which students were encouraged to dress “ghetto” and speak loudly, and a KKK hood was placed on the Dr. Seuss statue outside of the library. This event is a horrible affront to the African-American community at UCSD, which accounts for 2 percent... 

Harvel Lewis championed ULV diversity

Harvel Lewis championed ULV diversity
Harvel Lewis Carly Hill Staff Writer Harvel Lewis, alumna and longtime faculty member of the University of La Verne, died Jan. 9 of a heart attack in Pomona. Mrs. Lewis was an inspiration to many, and an advocate for diversity throughout her life. Mrs. Lewis was born in Louisiana, but spent almost all of her life in California, primarily in Diamond Bar, where she raised her children. She graduated... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, a few members of our student body became extremely concerned about a certain opinion piece entitled, “Diversity leading to destruction.” First of all, I would respectfully like to question the use of this title in a University that means to promote diversity among its student population. At first glance it would seem that the author... 
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