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.
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During the past few weeks, administrators at the University have made numerous commitments to improving the treatment of minority groups on campus.
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.
On Thursday more than 20 students with blue tape covering their mouths gathered outside of President Devorah Lieberman’s office in Founders Hall, demanding a list of changes to address the University’s treatment of minority groups on campus.
In a crowd of around 50 and a panel of at least a dozen administrators, 20 or more University of La Verne students raised their hands when asked if they had experienced microaggressions on campus.
University of La Verne faculty and staff will get a 2 percent raise retroactively from July 1, University President Devorah Lieberman announced via email Wednesday.
University of La Verne administration and a member of the student population disagreed on the efficacy of enrollment and retention rates in relation to ethnicity at the University during a recent ASULV meeting.
Faculty and students were allowed back into Dailey Theatre Wednesday after two sewage backups prompted evacuation, carpet replacement and air quality assessments over the past month.
The University of La Verne was recently recognized in the 2018 Online Colleges for Economic Mobility by the SR Education Group, an education research publisher, last month.
Dr. Steve Sayles, University of La Verne professor emeritus of history, died on Sept. 1 following a series of heart issues. He was 73.