The University of La Verne welcomed two new board of trustees this summer – John Raffoul, president of the Adventist Health White Memorial, and Martha Daniel, president and CEO of Information and Management Resources Inc.
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The University’s new mandatory diversity and cultural competence training for all full time faculty took effect this summer, with a completion deadline of Oct. 1.
The University of La Verne held a ceremony honoring faculty and staff last Friday and presented awards to those who have worked to further the four core values of the University.
Scott Winterburn, who has served as Interim Athletic Director for the past two years will be the permanent AD, University officials announced this week.
Provost Jonathan Reed, a scholar of religion, early Christianity, and archaeology of ancient Mediterranean and Jewish religion, spoke about what the Bible reveals concerning homosexuality in honor of the month of Gaypril.
Student leaders who helped open Thursday’s “Continuing the Campus Climate Conversation” event said the University is stuck in the century it was founded, that students should not be responsible for fixing the University’s diversity problems, and that we as a community must do better.
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.
Classes were canceled at the University of La Verne this afternoon after Campus Safety received a report of arson and theft in Parking Lot H2 beside Barkley Annex and Leo Hall this morning, following a report of a racist threat made against two students via Instagram yesterday.
Decolonize ULV, a student group rallying to give a voice to students with diversity and inclusivity concerns, called for University administrators to commit to mandatory diversity training, a full audit of general education curriculum and the maintenance and expansion of cultural affinity alumni networks Wednesday in Sneaky Park.