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Presidents break ground for new dorm

Presidents break ground for new dorm
Construction began last week on the largest structure ever built on the University of La Verne campus. President Steve Morgan and President-Select Devorah Lieberman stand together linking the University of La Verne’s past to its future as they participate in the groundbreaking of the new residence hall on March 31. The new residence hall, at D and Second streets, is due to open in the fall of 2012... 

Dorm construction leads city’s growth skyward

Dorm construction leads city’s growth skyward
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer As the University of La Verne continues to grow and mature, so too does the city of La Verne. However land availability has its limits, and when building outward is no longer possible, there is nowhere to go but up. “We don’t have much land, but we keep growing and need more facility space,” Executive Vice President Phil Hawkey said. ULV’s new residence hall, currently... 

Jewish tradition honored in annual University event

Jewish tradition honored in annual University event
Paul Buch, cantor of Temple Beth Israel of Pomona, describes the symbolism of the bitter herb at the Model Seder Tuesday, in the West Dining Hall. Buch included an explanation of the Passover meal and sang traditional Jewish songs as well a few humorous non-traditional songs and a soulful rendition of “Let My People Go.” / photo by David Bess Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer On Tuesday students,... 

Textbook options abound

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Fifteen out of 20 University of La Verne students surveyed informally said that they buy their textbooks from various online sources – instead of the University of La Verne Bookstore. The declaration of bankruptcy by Borders Group Inc., and the closing of more than 200 stores, coupled with the availability of better prices online, indicate a shaky future for chain... 

Preparation key to earthquake safety

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Michael Phillips Copy Editor The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has served as a wake-up call for California residents wondering when and where the next “big one” might happen, and how best to prepare. There are many ways to stay safe in the next big one by being ready before, during and after the earthquake. “I am ready for the next big earthquake,” sophomore... 

Faculty Book Day honors Morgans

Faculty Book Day honors Morgans
Twelve faculty members spoke about their publications and research at Faculty Book Day on Tuesday in the newly remodeled Morgan Auditorium. President Stephen Morgan and his wife, Ann Morgan, were honored guests for the event. The faculty spoke about their experiences at La Verne and of President Morgan’s time in office. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Morgan Auditorium... 

Warren Bennis explains traits of a leader

Warren Bennis explains traits of a leader
Warren Bennis spoke as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Monday. Bennis, who has advised four United States presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, is an expert on leadership and has written several books, including his latest, “Still Surprised.” While he said there is no one trait that makes a good leader, he stressed the importance of showing respect toward others,... 

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy
Taking a step in a new direction, Zandra Wagoner, assistant professor of religion, will begin her work in a re-imagined position as University Chaplain today. Wagoner is looking forward to this new position in spiritual guidance and leadership, and hopes to encourage awareness of the chapel on campus and the acceptance of all religions. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief In... 

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage
Justice Carlos Moreno spoke of “The Evolution of Family in California” as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Wednesday. The lecture covered the modern history of family law, including the law governing in vitro fertilization and the evolution of social practices. Moreno, who was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, was the sole dissenter... 

Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. bout 25 people were in attendance. She discussed the current situation in Egypt and the actions of Gamal Mubarak, son of recently overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak. “He kept degrading the Egyptian people in a very humiliating... 
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