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New Leopards ‘Think About It’

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief The University of La Verne recently made it mandatory for all incoming students to complete “Think About It,” an online training course designed to educate new students about alcohol, drugs and sexual violence prevention. Think About It is one of the many programs the University has implemented to be in compliance with the federal law and the Campus SaVE Act (Campus... 

Leaders take on new posts

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Kathleen Weaver and Keith Lord have recently been appointed to leadership positions in which they plan to continue supporting ULV faculty and students. Weaver, associate professor of biology and former assistant dean is now serving as the director of the La Verne Experience, and Keith Lord, professor of art, has taken the post of assistant dean for program reviews... 

Beer fest brews fun flavors

Beer fest brews fun flavors
Kevin Caracno, Isaac Jaurigue and Alex Rodriguez get a taste of Hollywood Blonde beer from the Great Beer Company at the California Beer Festival in Bonelli Park on Saturday. Pretzel necklaces were the portable bar snacks of the day, but vendors were selling everything that compliments the beverages from garlic fries to sliders. / photo by Helen Arase Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The smell of tacos... 

Commentary: We cannot ignore racism anymore

<i>Commentary</i>: We cannot ignore racism anymore
Katie Madden Managing Editor It has been more than a month since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Although the media storm has quieted down and the camera crews have all but left the small St. Louis suburb, this is a story that cannot go away any time soon, despite the fact that some people say we should not talk about it anymore. There... 

Fair food flambés guests’ appetites

Fair food flambés guests’ appetites
Mt. San Antonio College student Pricilla Hernandez of Covina said she attends the Fair frequently with her cousin to order her favorite meal: fried onion rings and zucchini with ranch dressing and lemonade from “Backyard Dog Village.” The Los Angeles County Fair is known for its variety of deep fried food, including a variety of fried vegetarian fare. / photo by Amanda Duvall Liz Ortiz Metro... 

Leo Safe app bolsters security

The Campus Safety department launched its new Leo Safe app this summer with the goal of providing students and community members with a convenient safety resource that they could find at the tips of their fingers. The all-new app offers several features including: emergency contact information, crime statistics, daily crime logs, annual security reports, direct dials, emergency resources, parking and... 

Exon teaches the art of an apology

Exon teaches the art of an apology
Susan Nauss Exon, professor of law, discusses what makes an effective apology. In her lecture on Monday, Exon presented her new book, “Advanced Guide for Mediators,” which includes a summary of five key steps that make a credible apology. / photo by Mariela Patron Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Susan Nauss Exon, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development, launched the first... 

College of Law dean recognized by California Bar

College of Law dean recognized by California Bar
The California Bar Association has named College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes the first recipient of the Presidential Awards for his for lowering tuition at the College of Law. The Presidential Awards are designed to honor legal educators and professionals in the areas of mentorship, protection of the public, civic education and access to justice. Holmes came to the University of La Verne after serving... 

SEIU withdraws union petition

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief The Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to represent University of La Verne adjunct faculty, causing the National Labor Relations Board to prohibit the SEIU from filing another petition with ULV adjuncts until January 2015. The SEIU’s decision to withdraw the petition followed the NLRB’s dismissal of the six unfair labor practice charges... 

CA Senate approves assault bill

The California State Senate last week unanimously approved a bill to require the state’s colleges and universities to implement an “affirmative consent” standard for dealing with sexual assault cases. Senate Bill 967, also called the “yes means yes” bill says that affirmative consent in sexual activity is an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” between the partners involved,... 
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