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Lecture addresses family literacy

Lecture addresses family literacy
Marga Madhuri presents “Swinging into Literacy and Math” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. She spoke about how certain families have continued to attend the University of La Verne’s Family Literacy and Math Conference annually for the past nine years. Madhuri also mentioned how the young children that once attended the conference are now attending college. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Gabriela... 

Orange picking has broad appeal

Orange picking has broad appeal
Barbara and Paul Bieau fill bags of oranges with their granddaughter, Jenna Rosbrugh, at Heritage Park’s annual Orange Picking. For $5 a bag, visitors can fill as many sacks as they like. The orange groves are open to the to the public Saturdays starting in January and ending when all the oranges are gone. Tomorrow will be the last day for picking this year. / photo by Veronica Orozco Tyler Harrison Staff... 

Blue lights add to security

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Campus Safety worked in conjunction with Capital Planning to add Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System towers to the La Verne campus, adding to the numerous ways they help to keep La Verne safe. The towers, also called WEBS or blue lights, provide students with the opportunity to be in immediate contact with Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. “We did a study from... 

Baggish to help job seekers

Baggish to help job seekers
Mindy Baggish is the new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations. / photo by Keenan Gilson Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Mindy Baggish, new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations at the University of La Verne, plans to pave the way for students seeking employment. Baggish’s Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Juris Doctorate and experience at previous... 

News Briefs

Presidents’ Day The University will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Club Workshop Sessions to help clubs function better and understand University policies will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Hanawalt House. Volunteer Tax Assistance Free tax services for eligible taxpayers are available at... 

Group supporting adjunct unionization files suit against University

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor The Service Employees International Union last week filed a lawsuit against the University of La Verne citing five unfair labor practice charges the suit claims are designed to thwart ULV adjunct faculty’s unionization efforts. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on... 

Dewey steps down from provost post

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey has resigned from his post at the University to assume the presidency at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences next year, University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman announced Tuesday. Dewey, who has served as provost and chief academic officer at ULV since October 2009, will step down Jan. 1, but will remain with the University through... 

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... 

Christmas tree lights up La Verne

Christmas tree lights up La Verne
Erin Friedeman, who works at the La Verne City Hall, and her daughter Margaret watch the Bonita High School choir perform at City Hall on Monday at the city of La Verne’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Margaret, a Roynon Elementary School second-grader, was chosen to light the tree at the ceremony. / photo by Celine Dehban Kellie Galentine Staff Writer A silver star shone brightly in the sky as the... 

First Person Experience: Some thrift shops favor profits

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer While thrift stores can be a great way to grab some awesome clothes for cheap, many people also enjoy the fact that they help out a local charity. But not all thrift stores donate their profits, and even if they do, the charity may receive only a minute amount of the proceeds. The website Charitable Review Council discusses the increasing trend of for-profit thrift stores... 
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