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Lieberman focuses on the future

Lieberman focuses on the future
President Devorah Lieberman compares statistics of the University of La Verne since its start in 1891 as Lordsburg College to the present day during her speech at the State of the University Address Wednesday in the Campus Center. When addressing the chart on tuition, Lieberman rushed to the screen to cover the present-day tuition amounts, which caused the audience to burst into laughter. / photo by... 

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... 

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... 

Spirit of La Verne honored

Spirit of La Verne honored
Peggy Redman, professor of education and director of teacher education, received the first ever Spirit of La Verne Award for her dedication and service to the University of La Verne Tuesday at the Church of the Brethren. Redman, a 1960 graduate of La Verne College, was also recently the first director of the La Verne Experience. / photo by Daniel Hargis Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer Professor of... 

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... 

Panel examines Zimmerman case

Panel examines Zimmerman case
Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer Joy Lei moderates the conversation between the speakers, students and faculty at the Critical Conversations last Friday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The discussion centered on the verdict exonerating George Zimmerman in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Guest speakers, students and faculty offered opinions on the matter of whether similar violence could occur at... 

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... 
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