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Abdelgawad dispels misconceptions about Egypt

Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, esteemed Egyptian Fulbright Scholar, addressed the conflicts that surround religion and misconceptions of the Middle East in her lecture and presentation of her film “Hasan and Morqos” on March 24. “There is an issue of sectarian conflict between Christians and Muslims. This movie shows the ramifications between the Christian and Muslim society,”... 

Fulbright Scholar speaks on democracy, free will

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Naeema Ali Abdelgawad, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Mary Baldwin College, was the keynote speaker on March 25. Students and faculty gathered in Morgan Auditorium to hear Abdelgawad’s lecture, “Democracy and Autocracy: Between Freedom and Chaos.” “For long ages of not exercising free will, the Middle East will forget how they can exercise it,” Abdelgawad... 

Freedom Writers talk on campus

Freedom Writers talk on campus
Erin Gruwell and Calvin Vanderhoff of the groundbreaking group of students known as the Freedom Writers spoke to a packed house Tuesday as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. The group showed an early cut of their upcoming movie “Freedom Writers: Voices from an Undeclared War,” which documents Gruwell’s Wilson High School class in Long Beach as they struggle through gang violence,... 

Workshop has La Verne Library animated

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Political cartoonist and artist David G. Brown brought great basic tips to a small audience in the city of La Verne Public Library through a Motion Picture and Animation Work­shop on Saturday. Brown encouraged everyone who showed up for the weekend workshop up to sit at two tables and draw whatever they wanted. “Art is as individual as you are,”  Brown told his audience.... 

Sustainability is focus of Hot Spots lecture

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer “We are a waste culture,” said Christopher Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator for the city of Claremont, during a lecture last week at the University of La Verne. Veirs’ lecture, “Think Global, Act Local: Claremont’s Response to Sustainability,” part of the Hot Spots lecture series, focused on Claremont’s environmental efforts. During... 

Cornel West encourages self-examination

Cornel West encourages self-examination
Cornel West, this year’s Fasnacht Lecture Series Speaker, spoke on Friday in the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium. West spoke on the flawed nature of capitalism and the recent revolution in Egypt and courage, which he calls the enabling virtue. West’s talk was the first given in the newly remodeled auditorium. West, a best-selling author, has taught at Harvard, Yale, Harvard, Union Theological... 

Steve Lopez speaks on ‘The Soloist’

Steve Lopez speaks on ‘The Soloist’
Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times columnist and author of the “The Soloist,” spoke to a packed audience in the Ludwick Conference Center on Oct. 7. Students and faculty from across campus came to hear Lopez speak about his experiences in journalism and particularly about his friend Nathaniel Ayers. “The Soloist” is based on Lopez’s experiences and friendship with Ayers. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Michael... 

Gandhi urges peace

Gandhi urges peace
After his speech, Arun Gandhi signs books for audience members, including Kent Badger, professor of health services management. Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, spoke on “Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism” at the Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani Lectureship event in the Campus Center Ballroom. Every seat in the room was taken. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Michael Escañuelas Arts... 

Immigration myths are disproven

Immigration myths are disproven
Leo R. Chavez, professor of anthropology at UC Irvine, delivers the keynote address at the Immigration and Acculturation Symposium on Wednesday. Chavez spoke on the myth of the “Latin threat” and specifically the lack of evidence supporting the perceived menace. /photo by Rafael Anguiano Tiffany Spears Staff Writer Immigration is a current topic of debate in the United States due in part to the... 

Students learn to network

Rachel Smith Staff Writer Lecture usually equals very boring, but not for the “Networking Like a Pro” lecture that rocked Tuesday afternoon in the Campus Center Ballroom. The charismatic and captivating Ivan Misner, founder and chairman of BNI, the world’s largest referral organization, kicked off the College of Business and Public Management’s lecture series. The room was filled with BNI... 
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