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Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Policy Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Policy

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The University of La Verne is a "dry" campus. The University policy prohibits possession and/or consumption of any alcoholic beverage while on University property.

This policy also prohibits the possession of empty alcoholic beverage containers, even as mementos or decoration. The University holds those present and/or sponsoring organizations accountable for disorderly behavior.

Any student under the influence of alcohol on University property or jurisdiction will be held accountable for his/her actions. All students present in rooms where alcohol is being possessed or consumed will be held accountable, regardless if they have or have not been drinking. The use or possession of any illegal drugs, including marijuana, on campus is expressly forbidden.

Violation of either the alcohol or drug policy may result in one or more of the following sanctions:

  • Referral to on-campus alcohol/drug education meetings
  • Social suspension
  • Termination of student housing contracts
  • Suspension or dismissal from the University of La Verne
  • Possibility of criminal sanctions

Hate Crimes Hate Crimes

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I. Reporting of Specified Crimes

  1. All suspected incidents of crimes or criminal activity should be reported to the La Verne Police Department, Campus Safety or another University Campus Safety Authority (CSA). All reports to CSAs will be investigated determine whether the conduct rises to the level of a crime. Even if the incident does not qualify as a crime, it may qualify as a violation of University policy.
  2. Anyone who believes they have experienced or witnessed a crime may report it (even if they are unsure of whether the incident was a crime), so that the University can determine an appropriate response. Such matters should be reported directly to the local police department or to any CSA, including:
    1. Campus Safety (909) 448-4950
      1. safety@laverne.edu
      2. Blue Light Emergency Phone Notification Station
      3. University's LiveSafe mobile App
      4. Online reporting form (under development)
      5. Anonymous Hotline (identify number)
    2. Dean of Students (909) 448-4053
  3. All reports of suspected hate crimes (as defined below) must, at a minimum, include the following:
    1. A description of the act, including location, date, and time
    2. Victim characteristics, and
    3. Offender characteristics, if known
  4. The University shall disclose to local law enforcement immediately, or as soon as practical under the circumstances all reports of the following matters made by a student or employee to a CSA for the purpose of notifying the University or law enforcement of the incident:
    1. Crimes of Violence, including murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault
    2. Sexual Assault
    3. Hate Crimes
  5. When the victim has consented to being identified, such reports will include:
    1. The name and characteristics of the victim;
    2. The name and characteristics of the perpetrator if known;
    3. Description of the incident, including location and date and time;
    4. Any report number assigned to the incident report documenting the investigation being conducted by the jurisdictional agency.
  6. If the victim has NOT consented to being identified, the report will include the following:
    1. Description of the incident, including location and date and time;
    2. Any report number assigned to the incident report documenting the investigation being conducted by the jurisdictional agency.
  7. However, if the institution determines that both of the following apply, then it will disclose the identity of the alleged assailant to the local law enforcement agency and notify the victim of the disclosure:
    1. The alleged assailant represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of students, employees, or the institution; AND
    2. The immediate assistance of the local law enforcement agency is necessary to contact or detain the assailant.

II.  Policy against Hate Crime and Hate Violence

The University of La Verne expressly prohibits any act or conduct that constitutes a hate crime or other act of hate violence as described below.

III. Identifying Hate Crimes

  1. Definition of a Hate Crime as defined by California Penal Code 422.55-422.56:
    422.55. For purposes of this title, and for purposes of all other state law unless an explicit provision of law or the context clearly requires a different meaning, the following shall apply:
    1. "Hate crime" means a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim:
      1. Disability.
      2. Gender.
      3. Nationality.
      4. Race or ethnicity.
      5. Religion.
      6. Sexual orientation.
      7. Association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
    2. (b) "Hate crime" includes, but is not limited to, a violation of Section 422.6.
      422.6. (a) No person, whether or not acting under color of law, shall by force or threat of force, willfully injure, intimidate, interfere with, oppress, or threaten any other person in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him or her by the Constitution or laws of this state or by the Constitution or laws of the United States in whole or in part because of one or more of the actual or perceived characteristics of the victim listed in subdivision (a) of Section 422.55. (b) No person, whether or not acting under color of law, shall knowingly deface, damage, or destroy the real or personal property of any other person for the purpose of intimidating or interfering with the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to the other person by the Constitution or laws of this state or by the Constitution or laws of the United States, in whole or in part because of one or more of the actual or perceived characteristics of the victim listed in subdivision (a) of Section 422.55.
  2. Definition of a Hate Crime: CLERY ACT
    The CLERY definition of a Hate Crime is used for mandatory annual CLERY ACT and Title IX reporting purposes as required by federal law. A Hate Crime is a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim. Although there are many possible categories of bias, under the CLERY Act only the following eight categories are reported:
    1. Race. A preformed negative attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics, e.g., color of skin, eyes, and/or hair; facial features, etc., genetically transmitted by descent and heredity which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind, e.g., Asians, blacks or African Americans, whites.
    2. Religion. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being, e.g., Catholics, Jews, Protestants, atheists.
    3. Sexual Orientation. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Sexual Orientation is the term for a person's physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to members of the same and/or opposite sex, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual (straight) individuals.
    4. Gender. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender, e.g., male or female.
    5. Gender Identity. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender identity, e.g., bias against transgender or gender non-conforming individuals. Gender non-conforming describes a person who does not conform to the gender-based expectations of society, e.g., a woman dressed in traditionally male clothing or a man wearing makeup. A gender non-conforming person may or may not be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person but may be perceived as such.
    6. Ethnicity. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of people whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage, often consisting of a common language, common culture (often including a shared religion) and/or ideology that stresses common ancestry. The concept of ethnicity differs from the closely related term "race" in that "race" refers to a grouping based mostly upon biological criteria, while "ethnicity" also encompasses additional cultural factors.
    7. National Origin. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of people based on their actual or perceived country of birth. This bias may be against people that have a name or accent associated with a national origin group, participate in certain customs associated with a national origin group, or because they are married to or associate with people of a certain national origin.
    8. Disability. A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age or illness.
  3. For CLERY Act purposes, hate crimes include any of the following offenses that are motivated by bias.
    1. Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter
    2. Sexual Assault
    3. Robbery
    4. Aggravated Assault
    5. Burglary
    6. Motor Vehicle Theft
    7. Arson
    8. Larceny-Theft
    9. Simple Assault
    10. Intimidation
    11. Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property

IV.  Identifying Non-Criminal act of Hate Violence

  1. Some hate-motivated incidents do not rise to the level of a crime that can be charged in court. These acts are called hate violence. Although they may not meet the definition of a crime, they leave individuals feeling victimized and can escalate into criminal behavior.
  2. Definition of Hate Violence as defined by California Education Code Section 67380(a)(6)(A):
    Hate Violence consists of acts of physical intimidation or physical harassment, physical force or physical violence, or the threat of physical force or physical violence that is directed against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or political or religious beliefs of that person or group. This definition includes, but is not limited to, hate crimes.
  3. Recognizing that some expressions and speech may be protected by state and/or federal law, the following guidance is for the purpose of assisting with identifying and reporting occurrences of hate violence:
    1. Generally, students are allowed to engage in hateful or other rhetoric as long as it is not directed a particular person, group of persons, or their property and is not accompanied by any physical act of intimidation or threat.
    2. If behavior escalates to threats of physical activity against a person, group of persons or their property, then it may involve hate violence.
    3. If behavior escalates to threats or criminal activity against a person, group of persons or property, then it may involve a hate crime.
    4. Speech that carries a credible threat of violence against a person or a group is considered criminal.
    5. The types of occurrences that generally would not constitute either a criminal or noncriminal act of hate violence include:
      1. leaving or distributing of hate-related pamphlets in general areas;
      2. affixing hate-related posters in general areas;
      3. and hate-related vandalism or graffiti in general areas (although vandalism or graffiti may constitute another type of crime).
      4. The type of occurrences that generally would constitute hate violence includes:
      5. hate-related vandalism or graffiti to or on the property of a person or group of persons;
      6. hate-related speech or rhetoric directed to a particular person or group of persons in close proximity to such person or group of persons;
      7. distribution of hate-related pamphlets in close proximity to or while impeding the progress of a particular person or group of persons;
      8. displaying a threatening sign on someone else's property

V.  Reporting Hate Violence

  1. All suspected incidents of hate violence should be reported to Campus Safety or another University CSA. All incidents of hate violence will be investigated by law enforcement to determine whether the conduct rises to the level of a crime. If the investigation determines that a hate crime has been committed, the incident will be reported to or handled by the local police. If the investigation determines that the conduct involved an act or threat of physical intimidation, physical harassment, physical force or physical violence against a person or group of persons or their property based on one or more of the characteristic identified above, but did not rise to the level of a crime, the incident will be referred to University Student Affairs officials for student conduct proceedings.
  2. Anyone who believes they have experienced or witnessed an act of hate violence or bias may report it, even if they are unsure, so that the University can determine an appropriate response. Incidents of hate violence or bias can be reported to any CSA, including:
    1. Campus Safety (909) 448-4950
      1. safety@laverne.edu
      2. Blue Light Emergency Phone Notification Station
      3. University's LiveSafe mobile App
      4. Online reporting form (under development)
      5. Anonymous Hotline (identify number)
    2. Dean of Students (909) 448-4053
  3. All written reports of suspected hate violence prepared by a CSA must, at a minimum, include the following:
    1. A description of the act, including location, date and time
    2. Victim characteristics, and
    3. Offender characteristics, if known

VI. Compiling and Reporting of Specified crime and occurrence statistics

  1. No later than December 1st of each year, Campus Safety shall compile and report to the University's Board of Trustees (BOT) all on-campus occurrences for the preceding calendar year of:
    1. Crimes and arrests involving violence, hate violence, theft, destruction of property, illegal drugs or alcohol intoxication; and
    2. Non-criminal acts of hate violence for which a written report was prepared by a CSA.
  2. On or before January 1st of each year, the University's BOT shall transmit the statistics compiled as required above to the California Legislative Analyst's Office.
  3. Campus Safety shall make available to any University employee, student or applicant for admission the information concerning the crime statistics compiled as required above within two days of a request for such information, unless such information is exempt for disclosure by operation of law.

VII.  Campus Safety Plan

  1. On or before January 1st of each year, Campus Safety shall complete the Campus Safety Plan (CSP) available to the general public, including posting the CSP on the University's website. The full University of La Verne Campus Safety Plan can be viewed on the Campus Safety web site or a copy can be obtained at the Campus Safety Office located at 2021 D Street, La Verne. (Parking Structure). Campus Safety personnel can be reached at the above location, by calling dispatch at (909) 448-4950, or by email at safety@laverne.edu 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  2. The CSP shall include the following components:
    1. Availability and Location of Security Personnel:
      The Campus Safety Department is located in the bottom floor of the new parking structure on the southeast corner of Parking Lot D. Campus Safety staff can also be reached by phone (909) 448-4950, email (safety@laverne.edu), and in an emergency by activating one of the Blue Light emergency notification stations.
    2. Methods for Summoning Assistance of Security Personnel
    3. Any Special Safeguards Established for Particular Facilities or Activities
    4. Any Actions Taken in the Preceding 18 Months to Increase Safety
    5. Changes in Safety precautions during the next 24 months
    6. References: CA Educ Code sections 67380 and 94367; CA Penal Code sections 422.55 and 422.6

Missing Student Policy Missing Student Policy

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The Higher Education Opportunity Act (P.L. 110-315) requires the University to maintain a missing student notification policy and protocol for on campus residents. The University of La Verne takes student safety very seriously. To this end, the following policy and procedure has been established to assist in locating La Verne students living in University owned on-campus housing who, based on the facts and circumstances known to the administration, the University has determined to be missing.

A student shall be deemed missing when the student is absent from the University for more than 24 hours without any known reason. Any member of the campus community should report a missing student by filing a missing person report with any of the following offices:

  1. Campus Safety (909) 448-4950 or #911 from "on-campus phones"
  2. Student Housing and Residential Education (SHARE) office, (909) 448-4052
  3. Dean of Student Affairs Office, (909) 448-4050

At the beginning of each academic year, the University of La Verne will inform students residing in on-campus housing that the University will notify either a parent or an individual selected by the student not later than 24 hours after the time the student is determined to be missing. This information will include the following:

  • Students have the option of identifying an individual to be contacted by La Verne not later than 24 hours after the time the student has been determined to be missing.
  • Students can register this confidential contact information through the Housing Office. If the student is under 18 years of age, and not an emancipated individual, the University of La Verne is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.
  • The University La Verne will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency not later than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing.

If the University of La Verne's Campus Security or law enforcement personnel has been notified and makes a determination that a student who is the subject of a missing person report has been missing for more than 24 hours and has not returned to campus, the University will initiate the emergency contact procedures in accordance with the student's designation. The University will follow the following notification procedure for a missing student who resides in on-campus housing:

  • Once the University receives a missing student report via the Campus Safety office, Student Housing and Residential Education (SHARE) office or the Dean of Student Affairs Office, or other source, the following offices will be notified:
    1. University of La Verne's Campus Safety
    2. Student Housing and Residential Education (SHARE)
    3. Dean of Student Affairs Any official missing person report relating to this student shall be referred immediately to Campus Safety. If Campus Safety, after investigating the official report, determines the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, the University of La Verne will contact the individual identified by the student, the custodial parent or legal guardian if the student is under 18 and not emancipated, or local law enforcement if these do not apply.

Upon notification from any entity that any student may be missing, the University of La Verne may use any of the following resources to assist in locating the student. These resources may be used in any order and combination. Through the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHARE) Office, the Resident Assistant or other University administrator with key access may be asked to assist in physically locating the student by keying into the student's assigned room and talking with known associates.

  • Campus Security may search on campus public locations to find the student (library, cafeteria, etc.).
  • Campus Safety may issue an ID picture to assist in identifying the missing student. Student Affairs departments or academic departments may be contacted to seek information on last sighting or other contact information. The Dean's Office may try to contact known friends, family, or faculty members for last sighting or additional contact information.
  • Campus Safety may access card access logs to determine last use of the card and track the card for future uses.
  • Campus Safety may access vehicle registration information for vehicle location and distribution to authorities.
  • The Office of Information Technology may be asked to look up email logs for last login and use of University of La Verne email system. If there is any indication of foul play, the local police department will immediately be contacted for assistance.

Contact Information

  • Residents 18 years and older: You may identify a confidential contact to be notified not later than 24 hours after the time that you are determined to be missing. You may register your confidential contact on this form, which you will complete during your check-in process, and can make changes to this form at the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHARE)Office in the Oaks – B bottom.
  • Residents younger than 18 years old: The policy requires us to notify your custodial parent or guardian not later than 24 hours after the time you are determined to be missing. You must provide parental emergency contact information on this form, which you will complete during your check-in process, and can make changes to this form at the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHARE) Office in the Oaks – B bottom.

Sexual Assault Policy Sexual Assault Policy

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The University of La Verne does not tolerate sexual assault in any form. The University will promptly investigate all allegations of sexual assault and take appropriate action when necessary.

Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a University such as the University of La Verne. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at the University of La Verne. If you have additional questions or concerns about Title IX, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator.

University of La Verne Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Procedure

The University of La Verne prohibits sexual misconduct. Consistent with its commitment to addressing sexual misconduct, the University complies with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendment of 1972 and the California Sex Equity in Education Act, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.

Sexual misconduct comprises a broad range of behaviors, including but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic partner violence, stalking (including cyber-stalking), and sexual exploitation. Sexual misconduct that is not sexual in nature but is based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping, or sexual orientation also violates University policy. Such behavior is also prohibited by law.

This policy applies both to on-campus and off-campus conduct. In particular, off-campus behaviors that have an actual or potential adverse impact on any member of the University community or the University fall under this policy.

Anyone who believes they have been subjected to sexual misconduct is encouraged to report these incidents.  Upon receiving a report, the University will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly.  In addition, the University will take steps to prevent the recurrence of the alleged sexual misconduct and correct its effects, if appropriate.

Any student who individually or in concert with others participates in any of the following is subject to University discipline as well as criminal prosecution:

  • RAPE: Rape is defined as two persons engaged in an act of sexual intercourse that is against the will of one of the persons. Sexual intercourse, when an individual is incapable of giving consent, is also rape. In any incident of alleged rape, the victim should:
    1. Contact Campus Safety personnel as soon as possible after the incident
    2. Do not wash, shower, douche, use the toilet or change clothing prior to a medical exam in order to preserve evidence
    3. If the suspect is a stranger, obtain as much information as possible regarding physical description and oddities, and vehicle description
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT: Sexual Assault is defined as sexual conduct, which is perpetuated against an individual against his or her, will.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Any person who believes that he or she has been victimized by such acts is encouraged to report such an incident to University officials, law enforcement officials, or both. He or she will be supported by the University in a confidential manner.

Any incident of sexual assault can be reported to any faculty or staff member on campus, including the following: Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Campus Safety Staff, Campus Ministry, Health Services, and the Housing and Residence Life Staff.

Sanctions

Violations of La Verne's policy on sexual assault will be subject to various sanctions including, but not limited to, the following: cancellation of housing contract; suspension from the University; dismissal from the University.

Both the accused and the accuser will be informed of any campus disciplinary procedure. The University will make changes in a victim's academic and living situation, if at all possible, in order to reduce the trauma of the incident. The complete policy is contained in the University Handbook.


Tailgating Policy Tailgating Policy

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Designed to provide an additional venue for positive engagement and community support of the University's Athletics Program, the University of La Verne Tailgate Policy was developed by a dedicated team of University employees, and was accepted by the President's Executive Council, the Board of Trustees, and the City of La Verne. The policy will be in effect for all University of La Verne home football, baseball, softball and soccer games and will be enforced by Campus Safety.

Parking

  1. Tailgate Parking is allowed in Lot A, or in either of the two lots at Campus West, within the designated area (click on the link below for maps).
  2. Any vehicle which has parked in the Tailgating Section may not re-position, relocate or leave until the Tailgating area has been shut down at the scheduled start of the contest.
  3. Every vehicle using the Tailgating area must be operated by a person 21 years or older.
  4. All vehicles must be parked within a marked stall. Absolutely no RV motor homes or trailers of any kind will be allowed in the area.
  5. There is no guarantee of any number of spaces for any number of vehicles. When all marked spaces have been taken, the lot is deemed closed for any additional vehicle access.
  6. There are no other authorized Tailgating areas on or adjacent to the La Verne Campus.
  7. The vehicle travel lane shall remain unobstructed at all times for Public Safety responses.
Correct Tailgate Set-UpIncorrect Tailgate Set-up
To properly set up your tailgate, please keep all tables, chairs, coolers, barbeques, etc within the parking stall (s) in your party. You may NOT take up extra parking stalls for your equipment. The diagram below illustrates the correct way to set up your tailgate.We appreciate your cooperation so that we may provide football fans with a safe and enjoyable tailgate experience.

 

Alcohol

  1. All provisions, terms and conditions of the University of La Verne Alcohol Permit Policy must be followed at any tailgating event. Only beer and wine may be consumed at any event on campus.
  2. Beer and wine may be consumed only in the Tailgating Area, Parking Lot "A" or in either of the Campus West Parking Lots, (click the link below for maps). This area will be marked by signs and cordoned off on game day.
  3. Only persons 21 years or older may possess or consume beer and wine. All persons must provide identification as proof of required age when requested by Campus Safety Officers, who will be assigned to the area.
  4. No glass beverage containers are allowed in the area and beer and wine containers are not to be visible at any time.
  5. Beer and wine may only be consumed within the Tailgating area for 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the game. (e.g., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
  6. Beer and wine consumption must end at the scheduled start time of the game.
  7. Beer and wine may only be consumed by those individuals 21 years of age and older.
  8. The following "common source alcohol" containers are prohibited: Kegs, beer bongs, party balls, etc.
  9. State laws/regulations, and University policies regarding the consumption of alcohol still apply, including those against public drunkenness
  10. Persons who demonstrate public drunkenness will be denied access into any University of La Verne event.
  11. No beer and wine is permitted inside any athletic venue at any time, as per SCIAC regulations

Foods, Cooking, Conduct

  1. LP-gas cooking appliances shall be UL listed and approved for use. LP-gas cylinders shall be secured in an upright position to keep from falling and positioned to prevent impact from vehicle traffic. All cooking must be within the assigned space of the tailgating area
  2. Portable generators are not permitted.
  3. A minimum class 2A-10B: C fire extinguisher with a current service tag is required at each cooking area.
  4. No soliciting or selling of any items of any form is permitted.
  5. On-site catering in the Tailgating area is prohibited.
  6. Only propane gas grills (5 gallon or smaller) are permitted.
  7. All cooking by products, oils, grease and debris are the responsibility of the attendee(s) and shall not be discarded onto any grounds or drain systems.
  8. All standard trash items shall be disposed of into plastic trash bags prior to being placed into a University trash can.
  9. The University of La Verne reserves the right to request an individual(s) or group(s) to stop inappropriate and/or unsafe behavior and remove said individual(s) from University property at any time. The University of La Verne Campus Safety Officers and/or University Administrators reserve the right to determine what is deemed inappropriate or unsafe behavior.

Contact Contact

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The Office of Campus Safety is located on the ground floor of the Parking Structure at:

2021 D Street
La Verne, CA 91750

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please call the office at (909) 448-4950 or dial 4950 from any campus phone.

The University of La Verne prides itself on having a safe and inviting campus that welcomes visitors for an afternoon or students for years of study. Campus Safety Officers are patrolling campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Email: safety@laverne.edu

 

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