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Kim Martin, professor of anthropology, loves collecting dolls and traveling the world. One of her favorite decorations in her office is a clay sculpture of a storyteller she got in Oaxaca, Mexico. It was made by a woman artist who worked with few raw materials to make many sculptures for tourists. Martin says that the sculpture is beautiful because it “symbolizes generations passing down wisdom.” Martin loves this sculpture because it reminds her of herself, she is a storyteller, a teacher, and a grandmother of three boys. Photo by/ Stephanie Ball

Martin stands for women of ULV

As you step inside Hoover 105 you find yourself submerged in a myriad of small international treasures. Your eyes shift around the room not knowing where to look first but a colorful set of Oaxacan dolls capture your attention, you then notice the countless of books that fill every corner. Three Vietnamese paintings are hung […]

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Dan Kennan, senior adjunct professor of sociology, has written the books for two of his courses, including Selected Topics: The 1960s and the Native American Experience. / photo by Ryan Gann

Kennan fights for justice

If you have not seen senior adjunct professor of sociology Dan Kennan on campus, you might have seen his face on the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway in Claremont every Friday protesting the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and any other pre-emptive strike the United States looks to make that could start another […]

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Coroner investigates local mystery

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is investigating a case close to home. Earlier this month, a local woman brought a human skull and other skeletal remains she had found in her garage to the University of La Verne’s anthropology department.

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