My son Nicholas Ceballos was a Chino Valley student from kindergarten until his high school graduation in 2017. Prior to this incident, he had a clean criminal record, no disciplinary issues, and great social and family interaction.
As I taught on the La Verne campus for 21 years and remain a scholarship donor, I am very saddened to see this beautiful campus mired in hate.
On Oct. 25, 2018, a group of students met in the corridor outside the President’s and Provost’s offices to share their experiences and state their demands for changes to address the University’s treatment of minority groups on campus (“Protest calls for diversity training,” Oct. 26).
As students who were a part of the most recent demonstration to faculty, we believe it is our duty to address what actually happened, as there have been many misunderstandings surrounding our intentions and the responses we’ve received.
Last week, Thursday, Oct. 25, a group of students staged a protest in Founders Hall (“Protest calls for diversity training,” Oct. 26). The impetus for this action is not linked to one specific event, rather the systematic inequality at the University of La Verne.
The University administration failed the test and in the process showed that it had not prepared well for the exam. In this case, not only was the vision of the diverse population deemed incompatible with the standard way of doing business at La Verne, but “class” was dismissed before the student’s voice was allowed to […]
As I read through last week’s issue, the following statement in Mark Acosta’s movie review (“11/9’ critiques new political climate,” Sept. 28) caught my attention: “Nov. 9, 2016, marked a turning point in American history with the election of Donald Trump as president.”
I read Tyler Evains’ “Commentary: Increased security reflects anti-black bias” (May 4) and it was like déjà vu all over again.
Our nation is facing an unprecedented level of division and bigotry at this point.
The current Republican administration in this nation is proposing three things which could be highly problematic for all students attending (or planning to attend) college.