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Refugee crisis analyzed

Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre, highlighted the approximately 5 million Syrian refugees that have been forcefully displaced within their own country’s borders Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom.  Betts, a professor at Green-Templeton College at the University of Oxford, was the speaker for the annual Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani International Lectureship.

Award recognizes spirit and values

The University of La Verne honored individuals and groups that portray the University’s core values of community engagement, diversity, inclusivity and interfaith cooperation at its fourth annual Spirit of La Verne Recognition Ceremony Monday night at the Church of the Brethren.

Dinner brings community together

IOStudents, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday at the President’s Dining Room to welcome Syrian neighbors and enjoy an evening of Mediterranean food and conversation.

Politicon inspires voting

Student groups and participants unaffiliated with the University encouraged political engagement among students at Politicon Wednesday at Sneaky Park.

Pomona, Claremont welcome Syrian refugees

Bombs kicked them out of their homes, their cities and their country. Carrying with them some clothes and hope, the Kanjou, Wawieh and Kisiby families crossed borders and continents before arriving in Southern California.

‘Salam Neighbor’ looks into Syrian refugees’ struggles

Students were able to have a deeper understanding of the situation Syrian refugees face with a screening of “Salam Neighbor,” a documentary that explores the human side of an ongoing political conflict, Feb. 18 in the Arts and Communications Building.

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