As the University of La Verne wraps up its first full year back since the COVID-19 pandemic threw the University, with most of higher education, into the unknown territory of remote learning for more than a year, the traditional undergraduate population of this Hispanic Serving Institution has remained mostly intact.
The University of La Verne’s Cultural and Natural History collections welcomed Nawang B. Phuntsog, professor of education at California State University, Fullerton, as its fourth Influential Voices speaker at noon on Wednesday in the Quay Davis Executive Board Room.
Yvette Latunde, co-director of the Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research, presented her lecture, “How the Arts Enhance My Academic Life,” Tuesday in the Quay Davis Executive Boardroom. Latunde spoke in part of the La Verne Academy’s weekly faculty lecture series, where five students attended in person and 12 people attended online.
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.
Aiden Aizumi, a transgender activist and University of La Verne alumnus, shared his experience in honor of Transgender Rememberance Day on Nov. 20 via Zoom. This event also centered around remembering those in the transgender community who have died this past year due to violence.