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State education budget cuts may not hurt La Verne

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut. While virtually all state programs would be affected, things could be much worse for higher education. “From the University of La Verne’s standpoint, Gov. Brown is looking to leave the Cal Grants intact,” University President Steve Morgan said. “That piece... 

Ground broken on new dorm

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer On the first day of the spring semester students arrived on campus to find the University under construction at the corner of D and Second streets. The new dorm construction began in January and is scheduled for completion in July of 2012. It will house 378 students. “The residence hall construction is a step toward the growth of the institution,” said Chip West,... 

Renovations complete on Morgan Auditorium

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer After years of planning, months of construction, and roughly $4.2 million, the newly renovated Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, formerly Founders Auditorium, is complete. The University of La Verne community had been anticipating this renovation for years. “I’m so excited, the students are going to love it,” said Carol Stephenson, adjunct professor of music. The... 

Remote parking helps ease crunch

Remote parking helps ease crunch
Matt Rinehart, assistant director of admissions, returns to the Wilson Library shuttle stop after a lunch outing last week. With the parking lot at D and Second streets closed for construction, the University is providing off-campus parking at a lot south of Arrow Highway. Shuttles run every 10 minutes from 6:50 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 6:50 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays... 

David Flaten celebrates his father’s art

David Flaten celebrates his father’s art
David Flaten, professor of theater arts, presents the work of his father in his Monday lecture, “Celebrating the Word: Arnold Flaten’s Sculp­ture, Archi­tecture, Painting and Stained Glass.” Arnold Flaten, who viewed art as a form of meditation, worked for 38 years at St. Olaf College in Minneapolis, where he built the Art Barn, one of the college’s most distinctive buildings. / photo Warren... 

Policy limits smokers to parking lots

Policy limits smokers to parking lots
Sophomore Abdul Dolaimi takes a smoking break between classes in parking lot C. The 22 year-old uses this time to relax and socialize with his friends. Students are now limited to smoking in designated areas of the parking lots. / photo by Allison Lavelle Amanda Nieto Staff Writer The new smoking policy, which took effect Jan. 1 and banishes smokers to parking lots and a few designated smoking areas,... 
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University names Devorah Lieberman as 18th president

University names Devorah Lieberman as 18th president
Greeted by a standing ovation, Devorah Lieberman is welcomed to the platform in the Campus Center by Chairman of the Board of Trustees Luis Faura on Wednesday. Lieberman previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. Lieberman plans to spend some time here before assuming responsibilities in July. / photo by Christopher Guzman Kristen... 

Dewey named permanent provost; national search bypassed

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief President Steve Morgan sent out an e-mail to faculty announcing that, with the endorsement of the Board of Trustees, he had decided to removed the word “interim” from Provost Greg Dewey’s title on Nov. 23. “It is an honor to be recognized after only being here for one year,” Dewey said. “Everything I have done has been for the good of the University of La... 

Lecture exposes plight of Italians

Lecture exposes plight of Italians
Ken Scambray, professor of English, spoke to students and faculty on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Scambray discussed Italian immigration and his family’s journey to the Western United States at the turn of the 20th century. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Professor of English Kenneth Scambray shed a new light on Italian immigrants, as he conducted... 

Fire alarm set off in Oaks

Branden del Rio News Editor At roughly 1 p.m., Thursday, a fire alarm went off in the F middle building of the Oaks residence hall. Kevin Greene, junior theater arts major and resident assistant for the F top building, said that he grabbed the health backpack and evacuated his residents in accordance to procedure. “I saw a lot of smoke coming from the F middle dorm so I exited my residence and now... 
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