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La Verne ponders merit pay

Mariela Patron News Editor Robert Penalber Editor in Chief A new policy is in the works to raise faculty wages based on their performances in teaching, research and professional service. Under Provost Greg Dewey, two task forces researching workload and merit pay are working together to build a plan that could become policy. With such a policy, the University would reward faculty members who excel... 

Adjunct faculty to vote on union

Robert Penalber Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne adjunct faculty filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Oct. 28, the first step toward possibly unionizing through the Service Employees International Union. Step two will be a vote to see if 51 percent of adjuncts favor unionization. The petition, which includes all part-time faculty members that... 

‘League of Legends’ inspires student’s music

'League of Legends' inspires student's music
The Lordsburg Brothers, formally known as the Leo Singing Dudes, performed a Retro Game Medley on Oct. 25 during the Fall Choral Showcase. The song was a medley by various composers and arranged by Student Director Emmanuel Lagumbay. Lagumbay put this concert together as part of his senior project and paid respect to the video game composers who have shaped his musical ear and compositional techniques.... 

Happenings

Open Auditions There will be open auditions for theatre student directing projects 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. today at Dailey Theatre. There are more than 45 roles available for 10 minute plays. Everyone is welcome to audition and no previous acting experience is necessary. Student Recital The University of La Verne will hold a student recital at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Faculty... 

Movie Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ treads lightly

Mariela Patron News Editor Julian Fellowes has brought back William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the big screen, with Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet Capulet and Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague, and set it back to its original 16th century form– away from its last film adaptation, Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary “Romeo + Juliet.” Fellowes, known for his award-winning writing... 

Students voice concerns to ASULV

Mariela Patron News Editor ASULV hosted its first student forum of the fall semester on Oct. 3 on the South Quad. Students were given the opportunity to voice their complaints and suggest changes to life on campus. The majority of students demanded administration to reach out to students regarding any changes in parking. “I don’t think they’re going to do anything about it,” Lucy Arroyo, junior... 

Cozbar shares Syrian perspective

Cozbar shares Syrian perspective
Noelle Cozbar, a senior political science major, came to the United States from Damascus, Syria at 8. On Sept. 20 she spoke at a Board of Trustees meeting about her experience at a women’s leadership conference hoping for a similar event on campus. Cozbar is involved in Voices in Action, Honors Club, Honors Program and is a Landis Leadership Scholar. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Mariela Patron News... 

News Briefs

Travel to India Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Anthropology Kimberly Martin are offering a two-week trip during January interterm to India that includes Mumbai, Agra and the Taj Mahal along with other cities. Course credit is included. The cost is $3,500 and covers airfare, hotels, transfers and some meals. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Martin at kmartin@laverne.edu... 

Alumnus Ross Mathews gets his own talk show

Mariela Patron News Editor Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Ross Mathews, celebrated ULV alumnus and an E! Network gem, is bringing his infectious spirit, trademark high-pitched voice and his enthusiasm for pop culture in his new show, “Hello Ross,” which premiered Sept. 6 on E! “Hello Ross” is an interactive talk show in which Mathews and other super fans come together to talk about the newest... 

Cause of La Verne fire unknown

Cause of La Verne fire unknown
On Friday afternoon a brush fire broke out in La Verne near Broken Spur Lane above Baseline Avenue. The fire burned nearly 27 acres of land and destroyed at least one structure despite the efforts of firefighters on the ground and aircraft dropping water. The Erickson Aircrane helicopter can carry up to 2,650 gallons of water for fire fighting. / photo by Hunter Cole Mariela Patron News Editor As of... 
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