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Students question ULV admissions standards

Debbie Allison Staff Writer There is a notion among some La Verne students that our university differs from similar schools in one significant way: the level of difficulty, or lack thereof, in our admission requirements. The impression among some is that La Verne is much more lenient with its admission requirements, leaving some students wondering and speculating as to why this is. “I remember when... 

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Faculty lecture Robert Barrett, professor of law and business, will present a lecture at noon on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. The lecture, titled “Business Law and Business Ethics: New-Media Approaches” is sponsored by the Faculty Research Committee and La Verne Academy. Admission is free. Administrative restructuring President Stephen Morgan announced an organizational restructuring... 

Board of Trustees tackles diversity

Debbie Allison Staff Writer The University Board of Trustees convened for the final time this year to discuss items such as the latest draft of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, and review findings from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ recent visit. The meeting took place at 8 a.m. on April 30. After a welcome from Chairman Luis Faura and introductions by President Steve Morgan, the... 

The disabled inspire at Colloquium

Debbie Allison Staff Writer The Movement and Sports Science Spring Colloquium offered students a bit of inspiration straight from one of their peers on Tuesday night. The Colloquium, sponsored by the Movement and Sports Science Society, consisted of two parts. First, a showing of the documentary “Murderball,” a film about quadriplegics who play wheelchair rugby. The movie chronicled the U.S. wheelchair... 

Sports film class addresses deeper issues

Debbie Allison Staff Writer Sports movies and classic American values have combined to form a brand new course for La Verne students that will surely get them thinking. This semester, MSS 340 American Values in Sports Films was offered to ULV students for the first time. The class, taught by Paul Alvarez, athletic training and education program director and professor of movement and sports science,... 

Students enjoy Indian culture, music, dance

Bollywood transforms Campus Center ballroom. Debbie Allison Staff Writer Bollywood and the Indian culture took center stage at the Campus Activities Board’s Bollywood Night on Wednesday. The event, which was held at 10 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Campus Center, featured CAB Chair Naime Laskar teaching those in attendance a Bollywood dance. “We don’t currently have a multicultural chair so since... 

Sean Dillon explains audience intimacy in 'Ring' lecture

Sean Dillon explains audience intimacy in 'Ring' lecture
The Bayreuth Festival Theater in Germany was a key subject in Sean Dillon’s lecture, “Beyond the Mystic Chasm: Wagner Conjures for the Theater,” on April 8 in the Dailey Theatre. Dillon, assistant professor of theater arts, provided guests with a virtual tour of the specially designed opera house created to host Richard Wagner’s opera series, “The Ring of the Nibelung.” /photo by... 

Model Seder celebrates liberation

Model Seder celebrates liberation
Food and songs offer symbolism Cantor Paul Buch from Temple Beth Israel in Pomona led the Model Seder in The President’s Dining Room on March 25. The seder is a Jewish ceremonial dinner held on the first night of Passover. More than just a meal, the dinner includes readings from the Haggadah, a Jewish religious text, prayer, singing, discussion, story telling and ritual appetizers before the dinner.... 

Protest marks Iraq war's eighth year

Organizers plan to continue the weekly Claremont rallies until the war ends. Debbie Allison Staff Writer Signs bearing messages like “Peace not war,” “War is not pro-life” and “War is not the answer” were held aloft by more than 70 protesters at a war rally in Claremont last Friday. The rally marked eight years since the invasion of Iraq under the Bush Administration. Though last week was... 

Heritage Park welcomes children for Spring Squeeze

Debbie Allison Staff Writer More than 150 preschool and elementary school children gathered at Heritage Park on March 18 to catch a glimpse of La Verne’s past at the seventh annual Spring Squeeze. Beginning March 9 and ending March 19, mornings at the Weber Ranch portion of the park were reserved for children from local schools. While attending, they came and learned the “ins and outs” of La... 
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