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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... 

Orchestra reaches to new heights

Orchestra reaches to new heights
The La Verne Chamber Orchestra, formed last semester, has added a piano, flute and trumpet to the ensemble. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay directs a rehearsal in Morgan Auditorium. Directly in front of him is adjunct professor Danielle Cummins, violinist, founder and musical director of the ensemble. To the right are Alicia Rodriguez and Catherine Bacus on the cellos. Their next performance will be May... 

La Verne honors bus crash victim Arthur Arzola

La Verne honors bus crash victim Arthur Arzola
Janice Sewell shares fond memories of Arthur Arzola in a remembrance service Wednesday evening in Morgan Auditorium. Arzola, 26, one of the victims of a college tour bus crash that killed 10 last week, was a student in the educational counseling master’s program at La Verne. / photo by Julian Burrell Kristina Bugante News Editor In the wake of graduate student Arthur Arzola’s tragic death, the... 

Tuition to go up 4.9%

Kristina Bugante News Editor University of La Verne administrators announced that traditional undergraduate tuition will increase another 4.9 percent for the 2014-2015 academic year. Tuition will rise from $35,000 per year to $36,744 per year, excluding room and board expenses. The 4.9 percent increase is the same percentage increase as last year. Tuition rates for the University’s adult and graduate... 

NLRB denies ULV appeal over adjunct union vote

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor The National Labor Rela­tions Board announced Wed­nesday it denied the Univer­sity’s latest appeal to include regional campus adjuncts in the ongoing push to unionize adjunct faculty. The University filed this second appeal in January after its first appeal in November was denied. “We are disappointed that our inclusive approach has... 
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