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Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. bout 25 people were in attendance. She discussed the current situation in Egypt and the actions of Gamal Mubarak, son of recently overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak. “He kept degrading the Egyptian people in a very humiliating... 

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage
Justice Carlos Moreno spoke of “The Evolution of Family in California” as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Wednesday. The lecture covered the modern history of family law, including the law governing in vitro fertilization and the evolution of social practices. Moreno, who was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, was the sole dissenter... 

“Homeboy” Father Boyle presents new book

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, presented his book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” as part of the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program on Tuesday at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium in Claremont. About 200 guests, more than a full house, filled the auditorium to welcome Father... 

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... 
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