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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... 

Conference inspires women leaders

Conference inspires women leaders
Professional leaders and La Verne alumnae spoke at the keynote panel during the SPARK Women’s Leadership Conference on March 8. Andria Reta, SCAN Health Plan Community Outreach Coordinator, speaks about how important it is for women to have mentors to guide them through their academic and professional careers. / photo by Katie Madden Hayley Hulin Staff Writer SPARK Leadership Conference offered two... 

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout

Irish Festival lacks luck in turnout
Lauren Miller, 15, of Rancho Cucamonga poses with Scottish knight Gallahad and Scottish princess Merideth at IrishFest 2014, Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. The three-day festival ran from March 7 through Sunday and featured live bands, carnival rides, food, beer, and vendors selling Irish goods. Among the entertainers was the band Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band. / photo by Daniel Hargis Liz Ortiz Staff... 

Musical fundraiser saves Hillcrest

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Hillcrest Retirement Home held its 29th annual Good Samaritan Dinner at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont March 7, with the goal of raising money for the home’s emergency fund. Often the residents of Hillcrest stay longer than expected, so funds are saved to assist those who can no longer afford to stay, but have no other option for care. The Pavilion... 

Pomona community reduces homelessness 54%

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The recently released report, “The State of Homelessness in Pomona” for 2013, found that through community support, the homelessness rate in Pomona has decreased 54 percent from 1,389 reported homeless in 2002, to 633 in 2013. According to the report, the large homeless population Pomona faced between the late 1980s and early 2000s caused the city council to come... 

‘Discovery Day’ excites future paleontologists

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Squeals of excitement were louder than the exhibit that simulated dinosaur roars on Family Science Discovery Day at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont. Visitors had the chance to see the “Hall of Life: From Stars to Early Civilization” and “Hall of Footprints: Tracks to the Past” exhibits. “Our mission is to be a scientific resource and educators,”... 

WEB tower moved

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Though the Blue Light project has been an overall success, Capital Planning had to remove the WEB tower in front of Dailey Theatre on Feb. 28 after receiving multiple complaints. The tower was supposed to be in front of the Johnson Family Plaza. After the contractor who installed the tower found there was a sewer line running underneath that area, he decided to move it to... 

Watkins and Walker talk education

Watkins and Walker talk education
Nancy Walker, professor of education and Naomi Watkins, associate professor of education, ­­speak on the value of secondary teaching methods in their faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Disciplinary literacy, creativity and literacy were all described as benefits of their methods. The next faculty lecture is March 24. / photo by Julian Burrell  Read More →

University makes way for Leo Park

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The University of La Verne plans to use what was formerly the site of the Education Management Building at the corner of D Street and Arrow Highway as a recreation space for students. The space, called Leo Park, is conservatively estimated to be completed by the start of the fall semester. “It’s giving students an amenity that they currently don’t have,” said Jeanne... 

Debaters’ success continues

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Hoping to bring home a second national championship, the debate team participated in two recent tournaments in San Diego and Hawaii. Just a few weeks into spring semester, La Verne debaters have already begun racking up wins for 2014. The Point Loma Tournament last month in San Diego was the first competition of the semester and has been a central tournament for the past... 
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