The La Verne Police Department and the FBI are continuing to investigate an apparent hate crime involving an online threat and arson that occurred on campus last Thursday and Friday, prompting the cancellation of classes.
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.
University of La Verne Faculty called on one another to take action to address the discrimination minority students endure after hearing a group of more than 20 students share stories of microaggressions they have experienced on campus.
Queer Education 101, developed by a group of faculty, will provide informative sessions about active ally education for all groups in the LGBT spectrum, along with increasing people’s awareness and knowledge for marginalized groups.
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 the new degree. He said it is the first graduate program of its kind.
Snug up against the foothills, in the middle of suburban neighborhoods, the cobblestone Rubel Castle, operated by the Glendora Historical Society, continues to carry on one man’s dream of never growing up by offering tours.