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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... 

Creativity easier than ever with new approach

Creativity easier than ever with new approach
Daniel Pink speaks about his book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” at the Master of Science, Leadership & Management lecture series “Coffee, Cake, and Conversation” on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. He involved the audience, asking for ideas and having members give examples of situations they had experienced in the workplace. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Samantha... 

Panel challenges view of single life

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer A panel of three speakers at Scripps College expressed, using a variety of examples, that people don’t need to be traditionally coupled-up to be happy. The Wednesday event “Being Single, Gay Marriage, and In-Between,” looked at relationships and the pressures society places upon them. “I’m 56, I’ve been single all my life and I love it, except for being singled... 

Rankin stresses HIV prevention

Rankin stresses HIV prevention
William Rankin, president of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, spoke with students and others Wednesday about his organization for HIV prevention and care in poverty stricken countries. The non-profit, non-governmental organization teams with religious partners to work within third-world countries, including African countries such as Malawi. /photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Tiffany Spears Staff... 

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture

Newt Gingrich talks leadership at Claremont lecture
Politics take a back seat at the former speaker’s Scripps appearance. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich addressed a welcoming crowd of about 600 at the Garrison Theater at Scripps College on Wednesday. Gingrich delivered a humor-filled speech on the basic steps to effective leadership. Politics were only addressed during the question-and-answer portion and he then participated in a... 
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