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Refugee crisis analyzed

Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre, highlighted the approximately 5 million Syrian refugees that have been forcefully displaced within their own country’s borders Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Betts, a professor at Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, was the speaker for the annual Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani International Lectureship.

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Physician assistant program receives accreditation

The University of La Verne’s physician assistant program has received provisional accreditation through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.  “The ARC-PA is one of the most difficult accreditations for universities to receive,” Provost Jonathan Reed said. “It is an extremely difficult and thorough process, and the evaluation is very strict.” The […]

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New ASULV leaders elected

Junior political science major Jackie Ku was elected Associated Students of the University of La Verne president and sophomore kinesiology major Justin Parnell as ASULV executive vice president in election results announced Wednesday afternoon. The two ran unopposed. 

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Marcus Eriksen, cofounder and director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute, visited the University of La Verne on Friday, April 13. Eriksen discussed his book Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution in La Fetra Auditorium. While on a trip to the Sahara desert Eriksen discovered a camel corpse full of plastic in place of its stomach. Eriksen collected the plastic and placed it in a bag to bring along to lectures to show the impact of plastic pollution around the world.

Plastic ‘smog’ spreads in the ocean

Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of 5 Gyres Institute, sailed from Long Beach to Hawaii on a raft kept afloat with plastic bottles to raise awareness about plastic pollution in marine environments. Eriksen shared his story, the organization’s discoveries about plastic pollution, and its effect on marine life with an audience of 40 people Friday in LaFetra […]

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James Garcia, assistant professor of psychology, discusses how people in the LGBT community are susceptible to medical conditions other than HIV April 12 in the Hanawalt House. Garcia, along with another panelist, Megan Rush, program coordinator at University of California Riverside’s LGBT Resource Center, were brought in by the Office of Diversity and Inclusivity to present a variety of topics at the Gaypril Health Education Panel. Topics included mental health, physical health, safe sex practices, communicating in a relationship, available resources and stepping outside of heterosexual norms in relationships.

Panel examines LGBT health issues

A group of about 20 students and faculty members gathered April 12 in the Hanawalt House for the Gaypril Health Education Panel event to learn more about health and safe sex practices within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The panel was part of the University’s Gaypril events, which consist of LGBT educational […]

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Ganesha High School senior Omar Mendez, Pomona High School senior Brenda Gomez and Garey High School seniors Melanie Andreo and Josue Garcia – recipients of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley’s social justice scholarship – lead the 16th annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Saturday morning. Demonstrators marched down Garey Avenue, from the Pomona Unified School District Center to Garey High School, carrying posters of American labor leaders Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Members of the Danza Azteca Toyaacan troupe and more than 100 community members attended.

Labor leaders

Ganesha High School senior Omar Mendez, Pomona High School senior Brenda Gomez and Garey High School seniors Melanie Andreo and Josue Garcia – recipients of the Latino and Latina Roundtable of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley’s social justice scholarship – lead the 16th annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Saturday morning.

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