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.
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.
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.
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.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
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.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.