Sign making, chanting and marching – these are the three basic signifiers of a protest, but on March 18, The March Against Hateful Borders used sign making, chanting and marching to promote community, advocacy and collaboration for local activism.
In 2005, a minor in women’s, gender and sexuality studies was added to the University of La Verne’s academic catalog. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, who was the director of general education, was facilitator among a large committee of faculty members from several departments who were pushing for the program since discussion of a women’s studies major — and why this University didn’t have one — first began in 2003.
After demonstrating strong character and activism over the past year, faculty and students from the University of La Verne, as well as community members, were honored at the third annual Spirit of La Verne Recognition Ceremony, Tuesday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Award recipients shared inspirational words of advocacy.
Alexis Moreno, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University, led a series of trainings on dating abuse prevention recently on campus including one for a Black Student Union event last week.
When senior Yaya Pineda volunteered at the nonprofit Bright Horizon Group Home in Claremont two years ago for her community service class, she did not expect the experience to be so inspiring that she would choose to make helping the group home the focus of her senior project.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.