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Provost search committee picks three finalists

Des Delgadillo Online Editor The University’s nationwide search for a new provost reached the home stretch, with a final pool of three candidates set to hold open forums at ULV starting next week. Once concluded, the candidate selected will assume the permanent position of chief academic officer, currently held by Jonathan Reed in the interim who was formerly the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. President... 

Serra, Bobbitt reign supreme at Homecoming

Serra, Bobbitt reign supreme at Homecoming
Senior biology major Evelyn Bobbitt from Iota Delta sorority and senior communications major Jose Serra from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were elected Homecoming Queen and King for 2014 during halftime at the football game against Redlands Saturday./ photo by Emily Bieker Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor The Homecoming court stood in front of five dance team members, who sat in cardboard cut-out televisions.... 

Skipworth steps down

Stanley Skipworth, director of Campus Safety and Transportation, will be leaving the University to consult in law enforcement at the Claremont Colleges. Today is his last day. “The work that he’s done to increase the professionalism, training and certification of staff and services offered has made a tremendous difference on campus,” said Clive Houston-Brown, vice president of facilities and... 

Program aids students’ dreams

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne is the first private institution in California to partner with theDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program helping undocumented students receive financial aid. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated students who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. “We have a lot of great prospective students that... 

‘Genetic Chile’ explores GMOs in pepper industry

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Professor of Biology Jay Jones presented “Genetic Chile,” a documentary by Christopher Dudley where scientists and genetic engineers look at genetically modified foods through the eyes of the farmers from New Mexico protecting their iconic chile pepper. The presentation was part of the “In Context” series, where Jones shows videos about the progression of science... 

Students sell technology products

Kelli Galentine LV Life Editor Six-foot long cell phone chargers and wrist pedometers are two products buzzing around campus, as the integrated business program students work to maintain donation profits in their business endeavors. XBand and ConnecTech are the two businesses created this year by students participating in the business practicum, where students are teamed in groups to write a business... 

University earns award for interfaith service

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The White House recognized University of La Verne with the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award for their exemplary interfaith and community service contributions. Each year the President of the United States recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of honorable community service and achieve meaningful, measurable... 

Pumpkin patch conjures fall fun

Pumpkin patch conjures fall fun
La Verne resident Eddie Parra drives a 1939 Case tractor Sunday at the La Verne Heritage Foundation pumpkin patch at Heritage Park. The annual pumpkin patch is filled with festive activities including a petting zoo and tractor rides. Case introduced the streamlined Flambeau Red Series in 1939 to include improvements in visibility, optional electrical starting and lighting. / photo by Amanda Duvall Children... 

Supermajority affects property tax

Supermajority affects property tax
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Lee teaches quantitative research methods,... 

These colors do run

These colors do run
Julie Ordoñez ambushes a friend with teal color during a dance party after completing the Color Run Saturday at the Fairplex. When crossing the finish line, participants were given one packet of color but could collect more from the stage by joining in dance competitions. “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” is an untimed race that promotes healthiness and happiness. Each “color runner” is sprayed... 
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