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Student, 75, pursues dreams

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Awareness, self esteem and enlightenment are words that University of La Verne senior Jeanette Williams lives by. These are powerful words for a student, but Williams is not your average college student. She is a 75-year-old, majoring in religion. “I always wanted a Ph.D. or master’s,” Williams said. The licensed psychiatric technician decided to pursue her longtime... 

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre

Occupy L.A.’s carnival of the bizarre
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief I turn into a giddy child whenever I get the chance to visit downtown Los Angeles. Even being sick as a dog I was buzzing with excitement, but my last visit was a completely different experience. On Nov. 23 I ventured into the city with a few friends. As I walked down Spring Street we noticed the now infamous Occupy L.A. camp on the south side of City Hall and decided... 

Commentary: La Verne students must be proactive

<i>Commentary</i>: La Verne students must be proactive
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with President Devorah Lieberman, Vice Provost Homa Shabahang and ASULV President Nick Sloot to discuss the 6.5 percent tuition increase. During our meeting President Lieberman said something that struck a chord with me and our news editor, Lauren Creiman, and I sat on the sofa in her office in Founders Hall. “I wish we could... 

Commentary: Cutting loan program would hurt, not help

<i>Commentary</i>: Cutting loan program would hurt, not help
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul promised that he would cut the federal budget by $1 trillion if he is elected president. He has promised to cut his own salary to approximately $40,000, a commendable effort on his part that sends a serious message about cutting back on government spending. Paul’s libertarian roots and strict adhesion to the Constitution... 

Rob Fukuzaki shares field experiences at Communications Day

Rob Fukuzaki shares field experiences at Communications Day
Rob Fukuzaki, La Verne alumnus and sports anchor for Los Angeles ABC 7 news, came to the University to speak to students during Communications Day last Friday. Fukuzaki also talked about his time at ULV and how his radio broadcasting professor, Mike Laponis would critique him while he was on air. / photo by Cameron Barr Branden del Rio Editor in Chief Rob Fukuzaki, sports anchor for ABC 7 and University... 

Music Review: Florence + The Machine ascend to new heights

Branden del Rio Editor in Chief Describing Florence + The Machine’s “Ceremonials” as a mixture of strangeness and charm would be far too easy. The album takes what made the band’s 2009 debut, “Lungs” a success, Welch’s billowy voice laid over disenchanted gospel music, and refines it to the point of near-perfection. “Ceremonials” is bigger, brighter and filled with more melodrama. Welch... 

Devorah Lieberman is inaugurated as La Verne’s 18th president

Devorah Lieberman is inaugurated as La Verne's 18th president
As Bob Neher, professor of biology and chair of the Natural Sciences Division leads the procession, he carries the new University mace. President Devorah Lieberman asks students and attendants to look his way. Neher wears white gloves to protect the mace from the touch of human hands. / photo by Zachary Horton by Branden del Rio Editor in Chief photography by Zachary Horton Speakers at the inauguration... 

News Briefs

Academic Symposia There will be two symposium panels from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. today. There will be four symposium panels that discuss topics such as lifelong learning, spirituality, civic engagement and inclusivity and diversity. Registration for the panels begins at 8:30 a.m. Presidential Inauguration Devorah Lieberman will be inaugurated as the University of La Verne’s 18th president at 4... 

Talk tackles historic conflict

Talk tackles historic conflict
Bill Cook, professor of English, discussed the diminishing amount of Palestinian land in Israel, West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom A. Cook encouraged his audience of faculty and staff not to simply take his word about Palestine, but to research the truths about its people and their rich history for themselves. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Branden del Rio Editor in... 

Three ULV buildings evacuated by gas leak Wednesday

Three ULV buildings evacuated by gas leak Wednesday
On Wednesday a contractor searching for a water line caused a gas line to burst behind Leo Hall. Southern California Gas Company employees started to dig using a hydraulic shovel attached to the back of their truck and finished the digging manually. Watching over the work at the north end of the alley at Second Street is Campus Safety and Transportation Director Michael Nunez. The accident, which closed... 
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