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Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

Obama declares part of San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
President Barack Obama announces the designation a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. The designation of the San Gabriel National Monument is part of Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative and the first step in preserving, resorting and permanently protecting the only large-scale space available for Los Angeles... 

Queer history reflects present day

Queer history reflects present day
LGBTQA community advocate Pablo Alvarez reads an excerpt from the book “Queer in Aztlan” during the reception at the West Gallery, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. A reception for the exhibition, “The Child and the Archive: Locating a Queer Past to Establish a Queer Present,” was held Oct. 9. As a gay Hispanic male Alvarez said he believes it is important for the archive to... 

Claremont reveals haunted history

Claremont reveals haunted history
Chuck Ketter tells a story of a ghost named Walter, who haunts the Mabel Shaw Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, during the second annual Ghost Walk Saturday in Claremont. Walter helped build the auditorium in the 1930s. One day, he fainted while working in the auditorium’s rafters and fell to his death. Ketter says Walter never left the theater because he was proud of his work. / photo by Megan... 

Affirmative consent now required

Mariela Patron Copy Chief Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief California colleges and universities are now required to adopt an affirmative consent standard when investigating sexual assault cases that take place on and off campus involving members of the academic community. On Sunday Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 967, also known as the “Yes Means Yes” bill, which defines affirmative consent as... 

LVPD investigates sexual assault

The La Verne Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred Sept. 24 in La Verne. On Monday Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, sent an email to the University of La Verne community informing the campus of the assault and asking for any information. According to the email, the assault involved a former student attacking a current undergraduate student near the La... 

New Leopards ‘Think About It’

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief The University of La Verne recently made it mandatory for all incoming students to complete “Think About It,” an online training course designed to educate new students about alcohol, drugs and sexual violence prevention. Think About It is one of the many programs the University has implemented to be in compliance with the federal law and the Campus SaVE Act (Campus... 

SEIU withdraws union petition

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief The Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent University of La Verne adjunct faculty, causing the National Labor Relations Board to prohibit the SEIU from filing another petition with ULV adjuncts until January 2015. The SEIU’s decision to withdraw the petition followed the NLRB’s dismissal of the six unfair labor practice charges... 

News Briefs

AAUP Meeting The University of La Verne’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in room 142 of the College of Business and Public Management Building. The AAUP’s purpose and mission, according to its website, is to advance academic freedom and shared governance and to define fundamental values and standards in higher education. All full-time... 

Take Back the Night: Standing for victims

<i>Take Back the Night</i>: Standing for victims
Kim Navarro, One in Three Club president; Sandy Maas, club vice president; Rebekah Reza, senior psychology major; Roxanna Bautista, sophomore psychology major; Lili Gradilla, intercultural program coordinator; and Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, hold a candlelight vigil Friday in honor of victims of sexual violence and abuse. The vigil was part of Take Back the Night, an event One in Three... 

LV students are SPJ finalists

Kristina Bugante News Editor Three ULV journalism students and four broadcast students were named Society of Professional Journalists finalists for their work in 2013, in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards. Robert Penalber, who graduated in February, and sophomore public affairs major Kat Simonelli were finalists for two stories they wrote on La Verne’s College of Law; and Simonelli and sophomore... 
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