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ABA accreditation in sight

Christina Collins Burton Editor-in-Chief  The University of La Verne College of Law this week won back its provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association’s Council of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. On March 16 the accreditation council met with College of Law representatives in Florida. The La Verne Team argued successfully that accreditation deserved to be reinstated... 

Weaver studies fish, snails’ toxins

Weaver studies fish, snails’ toxins
Associate Professor of Biology Kathleen Weaver presented “Inferring Colonization and Speciation through a Phylogenetic Analysis of Hispaniolan Limia Species”  Monday in the President’s Dining Room. She presented two research pieces. The first covered the biological geography of live bearing fish in the West Indies. The second was a study of the high levels of toxins present in snails in the... 

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness
Bishop Carlton Pearson, the senior pastor of New Dimensions Chicago, preaches the gospel of inclusion, which is the belief that all people will eventually see salvation. His 2010 book is titled “God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu....” In his March 22 lecture in Morgan Auditorium, Pearson explained that the terms faith and fear are often used interchangeably. He said the goal is to... 

Silence raising awareness

Silence raising awareness
Jessica Loomer, a freshman English major, stands in 15 minutes of silence to raise awareness about domestic abuse Tuesday. As part of the annual Clothesline Project, the 15 minutes of silence was sponsored by Iota Delta Sorority. The three-day Clothesline Project is meant to heighten awareness of domestic violence. Victims or victims’ friends can bring a voice to a tragic situation by writing on... 

Construction on hold

Construction on hold
Rainfall soaked most of Ortmayer Stadium on Sunday, stalling the field’s renovation while water was drained from the site. Ortmayer Stadium is set to reopen this summer. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

La Verne programs recognized for excellence

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Four Awards of Excellence from the Council of Advance­ment and Support of Education have been presented to the University Advancement office at the University of La Verne. CASE is a professional association that recognizes institutes for programs that have a lasting impact. “It’s unusual to receive four awards in one year which is why I was so excited” Jean Bjerke,... 

Panel addresses mining conditions in Peru

Panel addresses mining conditions in Peru
Hector Delgado, professor of sociology; Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry; and Michael Robinson Chávez, Los Angeles Times photographer, discuss the effects of gold mining in Rinconada, Peru, during a panel discussion March 8 that also included, Professor of Spanish Gabriella Capraroiu and Professor of Political Science Gitty Amini. The panel, which took place in Morgan Auditorium, dicussed... 

7,000 applications received for fall

Veronica Orozco Staff Writer The University of La Verne will welcome 2,217 new students next fall, but this is just a fraction of the 7,033 that originally applied. The number of applications received is 18 percent higher than it was at this time last year and applications are still flooding in, according to the office of admissions. The University’s sudden popularity could be a result of advertising... 

Freshman struggles with alcohol

Freshman struggles with alcohol
The consequences of excessive drinking affect nearly all college campuses, college communities, and college students, according to the NIAAA. Nearly 80 percent of all college students drink alcohol, including nearly 60 percent of students age 18 to 20 years old. / photo illustration by Christian Uriarte Kristen Campbell Senior Editor Editor’s note: Some names have been changed to protect the privacy... 

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey
Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia was the first of his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from La Verne in 1998. He went on to the University of Southern California for his Ph.D. He decided to teach biology so he could guide students in their college careers. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Jerome Garcia, associate professor of biology and University... 
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