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Lab fees belong to departments

Every year as the semester starts many students hand over both their tuition and a lab fee that is suppose to benefit them in their major. The departments are able to use these fees toward their budgets to care for the department’s equipment. Students have a general understanding that this extra money is going toward what they need while they are taking equipment heavy courses, even without the department... 

RHA wins two awards at regional conference

Anthony Juarez Staff Writer The University’s Residential Hall Association upheld its successful reputation by winning two awards at the Pacific Affiliation of College and University Residential Hall Conference. RHA captured the Small School Spirit Award for the sixth consecutive year. “It feels amazing winning this award again for the sixth time,” said Shelby Griffin, sophomore history major... 

Lipson reveals secrets of legal affairs, evidence

Lipson reveals secrets of legal affairs, evidence
Ashley Lipson, professor of law, spoke on physics and mathematics and their relationship to law. He is working on an article titled “Mathematical Determinism: Natural Law’s Missing Link – Jurisprudence’s Mission Axioms.” Lipson teaches entertainment law, multimedia law, evidence and remedies. The lecture was held Nov. 21 in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shrew Ashley... 

T cell, toxin link discussed in lecture

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Christine Broussard, professor of biology, gave a faculty lecture titled “An Investigation of Non-genomic Effects of Selected Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.” More than 30 people attended the Monday afternoon lecture in the President’s Dining Room. Broussard began her research when a student’s senior project question was about the University of La Verne’s interest... 

Tuition increase slated for fall

Lauren Creiman News Editor Undergraduate tuition will increase another 6.5 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year, bringing the total to $33,400. The increase was approved by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 4. “Just to operate the university, with this very complex and comprehensive program of activities, is expensive and some of our costs just go up, even if we do not do anything above and beyond,”... 

Economy, debt troubles complicate post-grad plans

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an ailing economy many college students find themselves trying to fund their education with loans, and when they graduate they end up thousands of dollars in debt with no job offers. According to The Project on Student Debt, an organization that collects debt data and works to make education more affordable, the class of 2010 graduated with an average of $25,250 of debt,... 

Donahue discusses sea of problems

Donahue discusses sea of problems
Karen Donahue speaks about the imminent issues of population growth and it’s effects on the environment. In her “Law of the Sea: Demographic Determinants of Changes in Ocean Law Over Time” lecture, Donahue focused on the history of maritime advancements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from fishing methods to the impact of oil spills on the ocean ecosystem. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Karlie... 

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies
John Bottala Staff Writer Lowell Brubaker Lowell Brubaker, a long-time University of La Verne Board of Trustees member, died at his home in Hillcrest in La Verne on Nov. 6 due to declining health. He was 94. Born in 1916, Mr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s degree from McPherson College in Kansas and earned both a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Southern California. During Mr.... 

Embracing community kindness

Embracing community kindness
Juniors Tiffany Koval and Daisy Aldana enjoy a free dinner at the Church of the Brethren on Tuesday. The Food Network – A Monthly Meal to Build Community, sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the La Verne Church of the Brethren, serves free meals once a month. The purpose is to welcome and build community among students from ULV, the community and the La Verne Church of the... 

Watching out for the birds

Watching out for the birds
Professor Patricia Caldani’s biology class took a field trip to San Dimas Canyon Park to go bird watching on Monday. The trip was led by Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart. Only one bird was seen during the trip because it was late in the day, but the class observed a tree frog, a scorpion and some poisonous plants found in the area. Among the class on the trip were Sandra Kourg, Maria Cuevas and... 
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