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Students, faculty offer free tax help

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer  IRS-trained University of La Verne students and faculty volunteered to provide community members with a free tax return Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in the Enrollment Management building as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The IRS provides free tax preparations for incomes of up to $50,000 through the VITA program. When a challenge... 

Graduate study focuses on LGBT students

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Members of the LGBT community generally feel accepted on campus, but do not necessarily know where to turn when they need help, a qualitative research study found. Resident directors Lisa Tundis and Garrett Isom conducted the study focussing on members of the LGBT community to measure their overall experience at the University. The study began in Sept. 2011 and lasted nine... 

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team’s centennial

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team's centennial
In the second preliminary round of the Faculty Debate series, Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, passionately sides with the government on the motion, “This house should peg the retirement compensation arrangements of all company executives to the average wage of that company’s workers.” The event, Tuesday in La Fetra, was hosted by the debate team. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian... 

Alumna works to build new playground

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor The bell rings to signal the start of recess. Classrooms of excited students rush out onto the playground for a time of carefree play; however, for the students at Danbury Elementary their playground is lacking. Danbury Elementary is a special education school in Claremont that teaches about 70 students ranging from preschool to 6th grade who have physical disabilities or health... 

Sam Goetz shares Holocaust survival story

Sam Goetz shares Holocaust survival story
Sam Goetz told several stories about survival and hiding from the Nazi army, and read passages from his memoir titled “I Never Saw My Face” in the Campus Center on Feb. 23. He was only 11 years old when he was taken into a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Goetz is the uncle of Jozef Goetz, professor of computer science, who invited his uncle to speak on campus. / photo by Candice Salazar Robert... 

State of the University

State of the University
President Devorah Lieberman gave her second state of the University address Wednesday in the Campus Center. Lieberman covered topics from student enrollment trends to the future plans for incoming freshman and the new La Verne Experience. Lieberman concluded the address by taking questions from faculty and staff. / photo by Scott Mirimanian  Read More →

Lecture focuses on Latino students

Lecture focuses on Latino students
Rocio Rosales, assistant professor of psychology, describes Latinos as the largest population in Southern California with the lowest frequency of college education. Her research reveals that first generation Spanish-speaking students face a high dropout rate. / photo by Cameron Barr Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Rocio Rosales, assistant professor of psychology, spoke on Monday in the President’s... 

Students push non-GMO food bill

Students push non-GMO food bill
Ron Flemming and Lanae Hernandez, graduate students in public administration, present “The Future of Food” to an audience in the Campus Center Ballroom. The video sought to raise awareness about the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.” After the film viewers were asked to sign a petition to get the act on the November ballot. / photo by Zachary Horton Alex Forbess Staff... 

Class explores activism and social media

Class explores activism and social media
John Bartlet, professor of technology, discusses students’ plans for the future. He and Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, teach “This Space Taken: Political Activism and New Media in the 21st Century,” an Honors course helping students serve their passions to make a difference using technology. Bartlett has been teaching at the University for more than 10 years and is... 

Students support tough DUI measure

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor In a recent informal survey, students at the University of La Verne agreed with a law that would make ignition interlock devices mandatory for DUI offenders. Congress showed support for the transportation bill introduced on Jan. 31, which would give additional highway funds to states requiring ignition interlock devices for those convicted of drunken driving. The bill has already... 
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