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Sports complex faces rough road: Timing of construction projects puts the squeeze on athletes, MSS program

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne plans to build new athletics facilities on its Campus West property, located south of Arrow Highway and west of Wheeler Avenue, no later than Dec. 31, 2013. As exciting as a new complex may be, the removal of athletic facilities from the main campus means that ULV sports teams are forced to take their activities elsewhere. Based on their past experiences,... 

Sports complex faces rough road: Brown Property may be tainted

Sports complex faces rough road: Brown Property may be tainted
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Low levels of contamination found at the University of La Verne’s Campus West are believed to be remnants left by previous occupants of the property, according to a University report. While the exact results of the analysis report were not disclosed, the contaminant found in the northeastern portion of the property apparently does not present an immediate danger. “It’s... 

ASULV officers win unopposed

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The Associated Students of University of La Verne announced their newly elected officials – all of whom ran unopposed – last week. Seven positions were filled following the unsuspenseful election. Officers include Nicholas Andrew Sloot, a junior physics major, starting a second term as ASULV president; Ava Jahanvash, sophomore political science and economics major,... 

Dorm construction leads city’s growth skyward

Dorm construction leads city’s growth skyward
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer As the University of La Verne continues to grow and mature, so too does the city of La Verne. However land availability has its limits, and when building outward is no longer possible, there is nowhere to go but up. “We don’t have much land, but we keep growing and need more facility space,” Executive Vice President Phil Hawkey said. ULV’s new residence hall, currently... 

Faculty recital ties strings together with notes

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont hosted a faculty recital featuring two highly accomplished artists Saturday: composer and musician Andrew McIntosh, who performed with a violin and a viola, and professor Gayle Blankenburg who performed on the piano. Upon entering the elegant music hall, attendees were struck by the awesome sight of the Hill Memorial Organ, the intricate... 

Enrollment outpacing dorm capacity

Enrollment outpacing dorm capacity
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Even with the new dorm scheduled to open in Fall 2012, University of La Verne housing could still have a tough time keeping pace with enrollment if enrollment continues to grow as it has for the past few years. The new residence hall, currently under construction on D Street between First and Second streets, is the latest attempt by the University of La Verne administration... 

New downtown smoke shop raises eyebrows and city revenues

New downtown smoke shop raises eyebrows and city revenues
Downtown La Verne’s newest business is the Smoke Shop which opened Feb. 15. The owner, Isaac Farraj, grew up in La Verne and has owned several businesses over the last 10 years. Farraj’s shop offers various flavored cigarettes; different cigars, pipes and tobaccos; and other smoking paraphernalia, including bongs and hookahs. / photo by Candice Salazar Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Downtown La Verne’s... 

Saudi students win competition

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne Saudi Students Association won the first place award in a competition against nearly 150 other Saudi clubs nationwide. On Feb. 12, sophomore public management major and Saudi Students Association president Sami Aldejwi accepted the award in Tampa, Fla. The prize included a first place plaque, a certificate and a $2,500 check for the ULV SSA chapter. “I... 

Law students ace mock trials

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer La Verne law students had their best showing in three years when the College of Law hosted the National Trial Team Competition last week. Pepperdine University and the University of San Diego took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, and will move on to compete against 13 other regional competition winners. And both teams from La Verne made it to the semifinals; the furthest... 

New academic building in the works

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Faculty and administrators hope next year to begin construction of a new academic building. “We’re very early on in this process, probably looking at a building in 2012,” Provost Greg Dewey said. This new building would be a multi-disciplinary facility to relieve the stress placed upon ULV’s current facilities by the recent record-setting influx of new students.... 
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