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Issues persist with lab fee system

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are struggling to balance the rate at which lab fees are spent and the amount of upgrades needed to keep its technology up to date. In addition to tuition, some classes have lab fees, requiring each student in the class to pay between $50 and $100 or more to keep up with the equipment demands of the class. Once... 

Student company spreads LV spirit

Student company spreads LV spirit
Michael Helmich and Fan Ningchuang answer University President Devorah Lieberman’s questions about T-Majik, the clothing company they created for their business practicum. The company was designed to appeal to the University of La Verne’s student culture and boost school pride. All profits from the shirts will be donated to children’s charities. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Veronica Rodriguez Staff... 

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.... 
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