This month, Mexico’s supreme court voted to decriminalize abortion in the country. This historic decision revokes a law that punished women with up to three years in prison for having an abortion including cases that involve rape.
A sophomore biology major and resident assistant at the University of La Verne, Emely Ortega-Martinez appears to be like any other college student – young, athletic, studious and friendly. But she is also undocumented and one of the 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States.
Recent graduate Kimberly Gonzalez and University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner discussed Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz’s role as a feminist educator in 17th century Mexico City Wednesday in the University Chapel.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.