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Students disagree with government shutdown

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Fourteen University of La Verne students shared their opinion on the government shut down earlier this week. The overall opinion of students was that Congress has gone too far in shutting down the government. Congress has ceased funding many federal operations and placed more than 800,000 workers on furlough due to the fact that they have been unable to agree on a budget... 

Panel discusses climate change

Panel discusses climate change
Aghop Der-Karabetian, professor of psychology; Kanya Godde, assistant professor of anthropology; and Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, share their views of climate change at the Hot Spots faculty panel, “Climate Change: Now What?” Sept. 26 in the President’s Dining Room. The panel discussed how climate change has already begun to affect us and what changes we... 

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Travel to India Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Anthropology Kimberly Martin are offering a two-week trip during January interterm to India that includes Mumbai, Agra and the Taj Mahal along with other cities. Course credit is included. The cost is $3,500 and covers airfare, hotels, transfers and some meals. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Martin at kmartin@laverne.edu... 

Coroner investigates local mystery

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is investigating a case close to home. Earlier this month, a local woman brought a human skull and other skeletal remains she had found in her garage to the University of La Verne’s anthropology department. The woman brought the remains to ULV anthropology faculty, who then turned them over to the La Verne Police Department... 

Fire rages in San Gabriel Canyon

Fire rages in San Gabriel Canyon
A brush fire, dubbed the Madre Fire, started at around 6 p.m. Monday in San Gabriel Canyon above Azusa. The fire burned until Tuesday evening and charred more than 250 acres of chaparral. Roughly 450 firefighters worked to contain it, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The photograph was taken from E. Viewcrest Drive, near E. Sierra Madre and N. Azusa avenues. / photo by Ryan Gann [Click image to... 

Kolbert discusses climate

Kolbert discusses climate
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the 2013 Freshman La Verne Experience book “Field Notes From A Catastrophe.” After the lecture, Miranda Chavez and Gaby Moura-Hayes, both freshmen, lined up to get their books signed in the Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Uyen Bui Cody Luk Staff Writer Freshman students learned about climate changes first-hand from Elizabeth Kolbert, the author of “Field Notes... 

Alumnus Ross Mathews gets his own talk show

Mariela Patron News Editor Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Ross Mathews, celebrated ULV alumnus and an E! Network gem, is bringing his infectious spirit, trademark high-pitched voice and his enthusiasm for pop culture in his new show, “Hello Ross,” which premiered Sept. 6 on E! “Hello Ross” is an interactive talk show in which Mathews and other super fans come together to talk about the newest... 

Conference LEADs to better future

Conference LEADs to better future
José M. Hernandez was the keynote speaker at the second annual Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Hernandez told his story of how he went from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut. After many attempts to join the NASA team, in August 2009 he was finally assigned to the STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery mission. / photo by Celine Dehban Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer The University... 

Detergent disrupts environment

Detergent disrupts environment
Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart had maintained a kind of outdoor laboratory, a biotic environment, in the fountain located in the Johnson Family Plaza. On two consecutive days, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone put detergent into the water. Burkhart said that the detergent killed what life was remaining in the fountain. The fountain was used as a resource for the biology department, providing a space... 

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV
Alumnus Rugere DePartee, class of 1974, prepares pasta for University of La Verne students at the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s free dinner Sept. 17. DePartee and several other La Verne alumni prepared several large pans to feed all students who came to eat that evening. Many members of the football team arrived late, making the kitchen workers hustle. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →
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