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New year opens with optimism

New year opens with optimism
University of La Verne Dean of Admissions Chris Krzak enters the packed Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion with Pamela Maunakea and Carrie Lewis Hasse on Aug. 30 for the 2012 Convocation ceremony, kicking off the University of La Verne’s 121st academic year. The University this fall has record enrollment of roughly 2,500 traditional undergraduates. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Robert Penalber News... 

Davenport renovations temporarily ease crowds

Davenport renovations temporarily ease crowds
With the largest number of on-campus residential students the University of La Verne has ever seen, Davenport Dining Hall has expanded its patio seating. The new dining area features brand new furniture along with a surrounding gate. A patio cover will soon be added, along with heating and cooling devices to accommodate all-weather dining. The entire renovation project will cost about $600,000. / photo... 

Hillel club explores Jewish traditions

Karo Chaklasyan Arts Editor With support from President Devorah Lieberman and Chaplin Zandra Wagoner, a group of students this semester formed Hillel, a student organization hoping to bring Jewish culture and traditions to campus. “Diversity is one of the pillars of the University of La Verne,” said Visiting Professor of Television Jake Huberman, adviser to Hillel, “The only way to be diverse... 

Housing accommodates freshmen

Mariela Patron Staff Writer The dramatic increase in freshman admissions to the University of La Verne and the opening of the much anticipated Vista La Verne dorm are among the major changes at the University this fall. More than 630 freshmen are enrolled as of the start of the fall semester, compared with 524 last year. This increase has caused staff to focus on the specific needs of freshmen along... 

Tuition increases cover new programs

Tuition increases cover new programs
Rosalyn Reyes, a senior mathematics major, fills out financial aid paperwork in Woody Hall on Aug. 30. Statewide cuts have affected students receiving Cal Grants through their financial aid packages. Aid is determined heavily upon students’ family income and financial need./ photo by Kelly Maggiulli Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer While the University of La Verne had an impressive increase in admitted... 

CAPA Dean’s List

The following students have earned a grade point average of 3.85 or higher in the CAPA program during the semester indicated. Spring 2012 Michele Abasta Stephen Abel Yvonne Alcazar John Alderete Mario Alfaro Octavio Alvarez Justo Alvarez Jr. Candace Anderson Robert Anderson John Apiafi Oscar Arvizo Kehaulani Aspen Juan Ayala Zulnira Baca Kelly Ballard Cathy Barttelbort JoAnne Beltran Marva Bergman Melissa... 

Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, Spring 2012

The following students have earned a grade point average of 3.85 or higher in the College of Arts and Sciences during the spring 2012 semester. Katelyn Abadie Laura Acevedo Roger Adame Shaadee Ahmadnia Matar Al Buainain Faisal Alfaddaghi Tara Allis Abdullah Alneghimshee Turki Alqahtani Michael Anderson Sheila Andriani Alexandra Angel Carly Asher Jasmin Avelar Raquel Badayos Ashley Bailey Arnold Banuelos Kathryn... 

Tuition increase set for fall

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Despite summer break approaching, students are already worried about the tuition increase scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year. Last November the Board of Trustees approved the 6.5 percent tuition increase, bringing the total undergraduate cost to $33,400. “It is traditional to see an annual increase in private organizations,” Treasurer Avo Kechichian said. “The... 

Defining what La Verne has always done

Jason D. Cox Senior Editor For more than 120 years, University of La Verne students have taken part in an inexplicable shared culture. It has always been here. It has evolved just as the people involved in it have, but until now, it had not been named. The “La Verne Experience,” such as it is now, is an initiative to define the experience common to all who have studied at any of the University’s... 

Social media shifts the ‘revolution’

Lauren Creiman Special to the Times An artfully crafted video portrays a 5-year-old boy learning of cruelty in another corner of the Earth for the first time. The boy’s name is Gavin Russell, and his doe eyes widen with sadness and confusion as he is told of the Lord’s Resistance Army in an interview-like conversation with his father. He cannot comprehend that such evil can exist, and that a man... 
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