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Convocation speakers call for unity, exploration

Convocation speakers call for unity, exploration
New president Devorah Lieberman received a warm welcome at her first Convocation on Sept. 1. Lieberman spoke of her educational journey and her excitement over her new position. her speech “We Are All LEOs!” highlighted values she wishes to focus on this year. / photo by Danielle Navarro Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Convocation speakers marked the official beginning of a new academic year, encouraging... 

Housing tightens alcohol, smoking policies

Christina Collins Burton Editorial Director With the start of the new school year, the housing office has updated its policies to make them easier to understand and implement. Housing has increased enforcement of anti-drug and alcohol policies and expanded its no-smoking policy to extend outside the dorms. “We went through and rewrote our policies because we thought they weren’t the easiest to... 

Bon Appetit offers sustainable fare

Bon Appetit offers sustainable fare
The University’s new head chef Justin Alarcon prepares side dishes of vegetables for lunch in Davenport Dining Hall. Working for Bon Appetit, La Verne’s new food service provider, Alarcon’s responsibilities include training kitchen staff. He has been a chef for 10 years. / photo by Denisse Leung Brianna Means Staff Writer Already students are buzzing about the improved quality and taste of the... 

Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, Spring 2011

The following students earned a grade point average of 3.75 or higher in the College of Arts and Sciences during the spring 2011 semester. Jeremy Acevedo Kristine Acosta Danielle Adams Rebecca Aguilar Stephanie Aguilar Shaadee Ahmadnia Michelle Akahoshi Deborah Allison Abdullah Alneghimshee Alexandra Angel Lindsay Archuleta Jose Arias, Jr. Audencia Avila Brianne Ballard Arnold Banuelos Cameron Barr Kathryn... 
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Law school could lose standing

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer University of La Verne’s College of Law received news on May 1 that it was not recommended for full American Bar Association Accreditation approval. Allen Easley, dean of the College of Law, received the disappointing news via a phone call from the ABA Accreditation Committee. “It’s frustrating since we believe we are even stronger than we were when we appeared before... 

Morgan reflects on the last 26 years

Morgan reflects on the last 26 years
University of La Verne President Steve Morgan is retiring after serving the school since 1985. During Morgan’s 26-year tenure, the university’s assets grew from $27 million to more than $100 million and the public administration, legal studies, athletic training and doctor of psychology programs earned national accreditation. Morgan is also a La Verne alumnus, class of 1968, having earned his... 

Roark discusses personal boundaries

Roark discusses personal boundaries
Assistant Professor of Law Marc Roark gave a lecture titled “Sacred Space” in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. Roark, who has been teaching at La Verne since 2009, has published articles on property, commercial law, and religion. / photo by Candice Salazar Jesse Evans Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writers The Faculty Lecture Series featured Assistant Professor of Law Marc Roark, who spoke... 

Thesis looks at cosmetic surgery

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Senior sociology major Mary McCool believes there is a correlation between cosmetic procedures and age, ethnicity, religion and self-esteem. McCool’s intrigued interest in this topic inspired her senior thesis. The initial idea came from hearing news reports of girls receiving breast implants from their parents as a high school graduation present and of children receiving... 

Ruiz tapped to take helm of LV debate team

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne. Ruiz, who broke the team’s semi-finals curse in 2007 by winning the national championship as an undergraduate here, will take over administrative duties in fall 2011. He follows Josh Martin, the previous debate coach, decided to step away from the team to pursue... 

Learning and language unite

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer About 50 students, staff and faculty attended the event titled “Linguistic Pluralism and Education in Spain: Past and Present” at noon Monday, in the President’s Dining Room. This event, coordinated by Assistant Professor of Spanish Gabriela Capraroiu, was designed to spark conversation about the academic value of multilingualism. The speaker for the event was the Education... 
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