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Provost Jonathan Reed addresses the Faculty Senate meeting Monday in the Howell Boardroom. The meeting included a discussion of what precautions are being taken by the university due to last week’s social media threats and arson, as well as to take any questions from faculty members about what they should be doing in the classroom. Reed said he felt it necessary to make sure that everyone in the room recognized that the University would not tolerate racism and that an act against any student was an act against the University as a whole. / photo by Kayla Salas

University grapples with aftermath of apparent hate crimes

In response to last week’s apparent hate crimes –  a racist threat on social media directed at a specific group of students, followed by arson in a student’s car – several students rallied in Johnson Family Plaza to condemn these actions, while faculty discussed the appropriate response at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday.

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Social justice master’s program launches

The University of La Verne has added a new master of arts in social justice higher education administration. The program, which stated in the fall of 2017, is designed to train “culturally competent” student affairs professionals.  The program was developed by Issac Carter, assistant professor of education, who currently serves as the program chair for […]

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Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving policing, discusses the mistakes the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, made after the death of Michael Brown. Buerrmann said the police department should have apologized to the community. The panel, which included Adrienna Wong, staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Katrina Parker, activist and filmmaker, was the fourth part of the Ferguson discussion series Tuesday in the Chapel. / photo by Mariela Patron

Panelists discuss Ferguson

University of La Verne faculty, staff and students discussed police reformation, civilians’ right to protest and effectiveness of voting during the panel “Community Justice: Com­munity-Based Alternatives to Traditional Law Enforce­ment,” Tuesday in the Chapel.

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Matthew Witt, professor of public administration, discusses the book “Rise of the Warrior Cop” during the third discussion of the series “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and Action” at the College of Law Oct. 16. Also included in the panel was Stanley Skipworth, senior director of campus safety and transportation, who discussed the rise of violence in police culture. / photo by Mariela Patron

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context

Faculty and staff members of the University of La Verne discussed the effects a militarized mindset have on the police at a panel titled “The Social Context in Which Law Enforcement Operates: Militarization of Police and Race Relations in Law Enforcement Encounters,” the third part of the five-part series “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and […]

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