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Faculty Lecture Series The faculty lecture series continues at 12:03 p.m. Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Jonathan Reed, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present his lecture, “Pseudo-Science and Biblical Archaeology: Scholars and the Media.” For more information, please contact Alfred Clark at aclark@laverne.edu. Psi Chi Conference Psi Chi will host its first student... 

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy
Taking a step in a new direction, Zandra Wagoner, assistant professor of religion, will begin her work in a re-imagined position as University Chaplain today. Wagoner is looking forward to this new position in spiritual guidance and leadership, and hopes to encourage awareness of the chapel on campus and the acceptance of all religions. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief In... 

Matt Witt leads design team to semifinals

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, is heading a design team, which entered in the National Ideas Competition for the design of the nation’s most symbolic space – the Washington Monu­ment grounds. His team is one of 24 semi-finalists, chosen from more than 500 participants across the United States and around the world by a jury of university... 

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... 

No election this year for LV council, mayor

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief After determining that no seats would be contested, the city of La Verne canceled its scheduled city council and mayoral elections that had been scheduled for March 8 of this year. Charlie Rosales and incumbent Robert Rodriguez were the only candidates for the two open council seats, and Mayor Don Kendrick had no challengers for his position. Initially council member... 

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking

More to ‘Rango’ than smoking
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez “Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively. The National Cancer Institute found that the more smoking children see on-screen,... 
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N.Y. Times: Fire McKinley

From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.” The article reported... 

Commentary: Where has the real news gone?

<i>Commentary</i>: Where has the real news gone?
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief Two weeks ago one of my communications professors commented that his news quizzes, which cover the top 10 names in the past week’s news, usually have one recurring name throughout the semester and was hoping Charlie Sheen would be removed very soon. That comment got me thinking about the media’s story priorities. Why does the media have low standards? They are... 

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Psi Chi Conference Psi Chi invites any undergraduate student, graduate student or faculty member who has participated in research to present at the student research conference on April 16. The theme of the conference is multiculturalism. All posters must relate to some aspect of the theme, including topics as gender, race, ethnicity or religion. The deadline for submission is midnight March 20. Students... 

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Diversity Week The Office of Multicultural Services’ Diversity Week will feature a final event at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the West Dining Room. There will be a daily dialogue until 1:30 p.m. discussing disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Services at mcs@laverne.edu. Faculty Lecture Series The faculty lecture series, sponsored by the Faculty Research Committee and... 
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