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Grad School Prep Course The College of Arts and Sciences and the Academic Success Center are offering a preparatory course for the GRE General Exam. The course is six sessions. All juniors and seniors applying to graduate schools are encouraged to attend. Four sessions will be on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm and two sessions will be on Thursdays. There is a $25 fee to reserve a spot. To register, visit... 

Music Review: Blink-182 reflects on maturity

Lauren Creiman News Editor Blink-182 joined numerous bands in the quest back into music with the end of its six-year self-imposed hiatus and the release of its sixth studio album, “Neighborhoods.” The issues that drove the Southern California pop-punk band apart were set aside in the wake of a 2008 plane crash in which drummer Travis Barker was one of two survivors and remained in the hospital... 

Law school must re-apply for ABA accreditation

Lauren Creiman News Editor After losing provisional accreditation from American Bar Association in July, the College of Law was granted California Bar Association accreditation last month. The college will reapply for ABA accreditation. An immediate re-application approval from the ABA allows the College of Law to forgo the traditional 10-month waiting period and begin preparing a new application. “It... 

Event marks Saudi unification day

Event marks Saudi unification day
Inside a symbolic Saudi-Arabian tent in the Campus Center ballroom, President Devorah Lieberman and her husband Roger Auerbach are greeted by Issam Ghwazzawi, associate professor of management, and Marzook Alotaibi, Saudi Student Association vice president. The Saudi Arabia National Day Dinner attracted students from as far away as Cal State Long Beach State. / photo by Zachary Horton Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff... 

Panel encourages interfaith peace

Panel encourages interfaith peace
Ahmed Ispahani, professor of business administration, Gitty Amini, professor of political science and Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, offered discussion questions and observation following a presentation by Timothy Doorey, senior naval intelligence officer. Doorey spoke about the “U.S. Global Strategy In the Wake of 9/11.” He currently teaches for the Center on Contemporary Conflict... 

Leo Hall gets new look, becomes ADA-friendly

Lauren Creiman News Editor Recently completed renovations to Leo Hall, which have updated its aesthetics and made it accessible to students with disabilities have also evoked feelings of loss among some faculty. The facelift included the removal of crumbling tufa stones from the building walls. “These tufa stones are a part of a 3,000-year-old Armenian history,” George Keeler, professor of journalism... 

Commencement Schedule

May 21 The 10th annual Latino Cultural Graduation Cele­bration will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the Athletics Pavilion. The 11th annual African American Cultural Graduation Celebration will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sport Science and Athletics Pavilion. May 22 The College of Law Commencement and Hooding Ceremony will be at 2 p.m. in the Athletics Pavilion. The Reception for the College of Law... 
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Retirement options may stay intact

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Administrators’ recent decision to change the retirement plan for all University employees is expected to be reversed, in light of strong opposition by faculty, who objected to the fact that such a decision was made without their consultation. University President Steve Morgan said Thursday that he would support the faculty and urge the Board of Trustees not to approve... 

Commentary: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’

<i>Commentary</i>: Real talent allowed to shine in ‘The Voice’
Lauren Creiman, LV Life Editor The debut of “American Idol” in 2002 created a new model of singing competition that was praised as the contest for the people. The genius behind the show was the opportunity for average Americans to audition and compete for a record deal. However, “American Idol” has turned away many talented artists due to their age, appearance or personal choices, making it... 

Kevin Brousard brings home the gold

Kevin Brousard, a member of the track and field team, earned gold medals in both the shotput and discus at the International Blind Sports Federation World Games in Turkey. The junior radio broadcasting major and San Clemente native believes discus is his best event. / photo by Allison Lavelle Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Kevin Brousard brought home gold medals in both the shotput and discus events... 
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