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Leos mourn Will Darity

Leos mourn Will Darity
Will Darity chats with inductee Liz Lucsko at the 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Darity, the University’s sports information director, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 43. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Sports Information Director Will Darity died Wednesday morning in Pasadena of a heart attack. He was 43. For 18 years Mr. Darity served many roles... 

Friends, ferns and flora find home

Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California Coastal Redwood with one of the smallest seed cones. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Cody... 

Assistant dean is ‘scholar-teacher’

Assistant dean is 'scholar-teacher'
Kathleen Weaver, associate professor of biology, is the new assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Weaver, who joined the dean’s office Sept. 1, said she is excited about her new responsibilities, including overseeing the La Verne Experience, general education and support for community engagement. She joined the faculty in 2006. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Amanda Larsh Staff Writer To... 

Californian campaign delivers checkpoints

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested more than 2,000 people at DUI checkpoints leading to Labor Day. This has prompted the Sheriff’s Department and La Verne Police department to apply for more checkpoint grants. These checkpoints are part of California’s “Avoid DUI Campaign” which started in 1973 and target specific holidays and special events throughout... 

Pooch Park pulls in community

Pooch Park pulls in community
Morelli, 4, was formerly named Cupcake. His owners wanted a female but discovered male dogs were friendlier. He has visited the Claremont Pooch Park for nearly three years. His owners, Cherie and Alan Carlisle are residents of the Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. / photo by Uyen Bui Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Claremont Pooch Park has become a hotspot for dog owners of all ages and backgrounds... 

Professor draws on life experience

Professor draws on life experience
Nyema Guannu came to the United States from Liberia to earn a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University, a master’s degree from the University of Denver, and is working on a doctorate from the Claremont Graduate University. The adjunct professor of economics is teaching Economics 220 during the fall semester. This is his first semester at the University of La Verne. / photo by Stephanie Ball Kellie... 

Global warming debated

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team celebrated the University’s “One Book, One University” program in the ACB Sept. 12, showcasing an open debate regarding the idea that humans are not responsible for global warming. Debaters argued the cause of global warming and concluded that it is a mixture of the normal fluctuation of earth’s temperatures and human destruction. “We have a choice... 

ELS students face unique challenges

ELS students face unique challenges
Mackenzie Bristow, center director for the ELS language center, talked about the challenges of students from other countries adapting to American culture at her faculty lecture, “International Higher Education and Advocacy Work: From the Desk to DC” Monday. / photo by Jessica Harsen Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer Students and faculty gathered Monday in the President’s Dining Room for Mackenzie... 

Syria vigil pushes for peace

Julian Burrell Staff Writer Sudden stormy weather on the evening of what had been a bright summer day was not enough to keep nearly 80 local protesters off of the corner of Foothill and Indian Hill Boulevard in Claremont on Monday. Those present had assembled in protest of the expected Congressional decision to send the U.S. military into Syria as a response to their armies use of chemical weapons... 

President’s house moves to new city

President's house moves to new city
The new University House located in the Claremont Village on College Avenue was custom built by David Crookshank in 1922. L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” later owned the house. President Devorah Lieberman plans for the University House to be a place where students will feel comfortable hanging out with peers and friends, whether the event taking place is formal or casual. She also... 
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