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Bar passage rate rises for law school

Robert Penalber Editor in Chief Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor La Verne’s College of Law saw a 13 percent increase from last year in graduates passing the California Bar Exam on their first try, according to a recent report from the State Bar of California Office of Admissions. Forty-three of the 65 graduates who took the exam in July passed, placing La Verne’s pass rate just 10 percent below this... 

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... 

LV turns Homecoming into circus

LV turns Homecoming into circus
Senior psychology major Dane Turney is crowned Homecoming king by last year’s king, Kevin Dowell, at halftime of the football game Saturday. Senior broadcast journalism major Marilyn Mejia was also crowned Homecoming queen. / photo by Hunter Cole Kellie Galentine Staff Writer Robert Penalber Editor in Chief A week of Homecoming events culminated Saturday’s street fair, bringing together undergraduates,... 

Tailgate policy piloted

Tailgate policy piloted
Senior criminology major Rajhane Navarrete and senior biology major Eduardo Fernandez pick up a free corn dog from Hot Dog on a Stick employee Taylor Cano at the Campus Activities Board’s football tailgate Sept. 27 in the South Quad. CAB set up a tent and gave away La Verne temporary tattoos and headbands. Hot Dog on a Stick joined the event with free mini-corndogs and lemonade. / photo by Sarah... 

Sophomore La Verne Experience focuses on interpersonal ties

Robert Penalber Managing Editor University administrators will launch phase two of the La Verne Experience – the sophomore experience – in the fall of 2014. The Sophomore La Verne Experience, or SOLVE, will essentially be a two-unit course centered around student involvement. An optional pilot program of SOLVE will launch during spring semester 2014. Administrators are currently working to fill... 

Music Review: Cudi burns up on ‘Indicud’

Robert Penalber Managing Editor Hard-set on producing all of his own music, it seems Mr. Rager’s latest album attempts to live up to the commercial success of 2009’s “Man on the Moon: The End of the Day,” looking for the next “Pursuit of Happiness.” But try as he might, the pursuit continues, as Cudi falls just a bit short on “Indicud.” While he will not gain any new fans, he will certainly... 

New dean plans rehab for College of Law

Robert Penalber Managing Editor With the recent hiring of a new dean for the College of Law, University of La Verne administrators are once again forming new strategies with the hope of finally receiving full accreditation from the American Bar Association. It is a project that has cost more than $32 million since 2001, and to this point ABA accreditation has remained just out of reach. Gilbert Holmes... 

Zipcars to tackle parking issues

Zipcars to tackle parking issues
The Zipcar program will look to help ease the parking problem on the University of La Verne main campus. Students, faculty and staff will now be able to rent a car for $7.50 per hour or $69 for a single day. / photo by Christopher Mora Robert Penalber Managing Editor In an attempt to reduce parking congestion, the University has partnered with Zipcar, a car sharing service that allows members to reserve... 
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University appoints VP of advancement

After an exhaustive national search, University officials announced this week the appointment of Myra Garcia as vice president of advancement. Garcia, who will replace retiring Jean Bjerke, will take the helm June 1, or sooner. Garcia most recently served as vice president of institutional advancement at Wagner College in New York City, the same college ULV President Devorah Lieberman left to take... 
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