Chapman University to Take Control of Libreria Martinez, Rename it "Libreria Martinez de Chapman University"

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Mr. Martinez
Man, Chapman University (the school from where I got my BA and where I currently teach) never ceases to surprise. The same university that once employed a Neanderthal as its head of the law school, homophobic John Eastman, also employs crazy-ass lefties. The same school that has busts of Ayn Rand and Margaret Thatcher also has busts to radical Paulo Freire and Martin Luther King, Jr.

And the school whose student body has long looked like the grandchildren of Balboa Bay Club members has committed itself to the Reconquista, getting more Latino nerds and making secular saint Rueben Martinez an ambassador for the school. And today, they announced they would ensure his legendary bookstore Librería Martinez would survive this digital age by announcing a partnership that rebrands it Libreria Martinez de Chapman University.

The announcement was made today during the school's annual "Closing the Latino Achievement Gap," where I was the lunchtime keynote speaker. Not many details were given, but what was announced was that the store would become a non-profit, grow in size, and get a facelift. Mr. Martinez will still be involved in the store and fully blesses the project--and if he says it's good, then we believe him.

The grand re-opening is scheduled for late October--see you there!

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janaedimick
janaedimick

@GustavoArellano I'm excited about this. I hope it'll be a beautiful marriage between my two loves--Chapman and Santa Ana. #pantherpride

johnrose7588
johnrose7588

Chapman U. Another dump. Get a 3rd rate education at Chapman. Btw whos the wet back with the unibrow behind martinez. And to the pussy who wrote this lame ass article, i might just go attend one of your shitty lectures and meet you. Ill be the light skinned mexican. That way you can call me a pendejo to my face bitch!

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young

""Closing the Latino Achievement Gap,"

 

LOL -- been steady since 1991 on NAEP math (8th grade) achievement scores. 

rotoro91
rotoro91

Great project.Kudos to Champan University!

johnrose7588
johnrose7588

@rotoro91 @johnrose7588 Frida! No interest in her. You must be one of those star wars geeks with your face burried in your i phone while life passes you buy. Dont be such a little bitch. I am educated. I got my education at the university of san diego. Good luck getting a job if you attend chapman u. I hear the oc weekly is sympathetic to anyone from chapman

rotoro91
rotoro91

 @BillxT  @johnrose7588

 Señor Rosa (rose). USD must be ashamed of the education you got. Your demeaning, obscene and vulgar terms are unacceptable.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @rotoro91  @johnrose7588

 I've noticed that a lot of people are coming out of university with advanced degrees but narrow specializations. The day of expecting to be educated (as in well-rounded) are about gone.

johnrose7588
johnrose7588

@rotoro91 . By low standards, do you me like when your dad wed your mother. I guess gardners dont have high standards. And learn to read. USD not UCSD.

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