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SUA Bookstore Relaunches Website With an Online Marketplace

Nov 20, 2020

Soka University of America’s bookstore relaunched its website this month, enabling visitors to purchase SUA merchandise online for the first time. Because of the pandemic the physical bookstore is

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Soka University Announces Global Citizen Award

Nov 18, 2020

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of its Aliso Viejo campus, Soka University is inaugurating a Global Citizen Award, presenting it to an individual who has made a major contribution to the global

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Soka Is Inaugural Member of Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

Nov 12, 2020

Soka University has joined a consortium of more than 50 colleges and universities forming the new Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance to share strategies and resources to further

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In Challenging Times, Peace Gala Exceeds Fundraising Expectations

Nov 09, 2020

Hundreds of members of the Soka community came together online for this year’s Peace Gala, surpassing the event’s fundraising goal while celebrating the university’s mission. The 16th annual event,

Founders Circle with Peace Fountain and Founders Hall in the background

A Short Course in Sokanomics: Managing Finances to Support the University's Mission

Nov 09, 2020

The pandemic has sent a shock through higher education. Campuses are quiet, enrollments are down, and most schools expect to see less support from donors this year. The American Council of Education

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Not Cancelled 2020: Celebrating Creativity in the Midst of Chaos

Nov 02, 2020

Early this year, as event after event was being called off because of the pandemic, Nina Boutin ‘17 decided she wanted to prove that some things cannot be cancelled. Boutin, a freelance artist, got in

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Life Sciences: Fostering Scientific Curiosity While Learning Remotely

Nov 02, 2020

Covid-19 has left Soka University of America’s new Life Sciences building empty but has not stifled scientific research among students and faculty. Within the Life Sciences concentration, three

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The Case for Dialogue: Living the Culture of Peace in 2020

Oct 21, 2020

Mitsue Yamamoto Pembroke ’06 once invited three government representatives who’d objected to a project to meet for tea to discuss how they could work together to achieve their individual visions

Taylor Gonzales

Accelerate Your Degree: Undergraduates Can Get Early Entry to Claremont Graduate University

Oct 15, 2020

Undergraduates seeking a head start to a master’s degree can take advantage of a joint venture between Claremont Graduate University and SUA. The program allows students to gain a competitive edge in

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Latines Unides Leads Discussion on Latinx Identity

Oct 05, 2020

Latines Unides and the Office of Student Affairs presented a panel discussion on Latinx identity on Sept. 22. Latines Unides is an affinity group that seeks to increase Latinx visibility on campus