Down by the Deltas
Looking toward the Centennial
Honorary Delta Sheryl Lee Ralph, from left, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority President Cynthia M.A. Butler McIntyre, Regional Director Sandra Phillips Johnson, and past Regional Director Thelma James Day, Ed.D., at the Delta’s far west region reception honoring McIntyre at Loyola Marymount University on Sunday, June 10. The event was a kickoff celebration titled “Journey to the Centennial.” The Deltas will celebrate their 100th year as a sorority in 2013./
The New York Police Department recently released security camera footage of a suspect wanted in the Manhattan shooting of Brandon Lincoln Woodward.
The footage shows the gunman exit the passenger side of a parked Lincoln sedan about 10 minutes before the shooting on Monday. The suspect was wearing khakis and a dark hooded sweatshirt and his face was not clearly captured on video. A separate photo shows the gunman reaching into his pocket for a pistol moments before he shot the 31-year-old from Los Angeles in the back of the head.
A grateful John Edward Smith happily joined a small group of family and friends at his exoneration party Saturday, where he was welcomed with applause, cheers, and tears of relief. Smith was exonerated on Sept. 24 after spending 19 years in state prisons, most recently at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County for a crime he did not commit.
“Thank you everyone for getting me back to my grandmother,” said the 37-year-old man. “She was the source of my faith and strength.”
A Cal State Los Angeles professor was named the new dean of Loyola Marymount University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts.
Bryant Keith Alexander will join LMU on July 1, replacing Barbara Busse, who served as dean for a decade, according to an LMU statement. At Cal State, Alexander has been interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters and acting chair of the Liberal Studies Department.
Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects to singer-actress Vesta Williams at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Williams was found dead on Sept. 22 in an El Segundo hotel.
Among mouners were actresses Jackee Harry, Anna Maria Horsford, Loretta Devine and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and members of the musical group Fourplay.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Loyola Marymount University was deemed the fourth-best regional university in the western United States on the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of colleges and universities released today.
Chapman University in Orange placed eighth on the regional list, which was headed by Trinity University in Austin, Texas. Cal State Long Beach was listed 26th, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, was 33rd, tied with Cal State Fullerton and and CSU Chico.