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Afghan scholars visit ULV for symposium

Mark Vidal Editorial Director A lack of education and the absence of cultural understanding were among the reasons cited for human rights violations in Afghanistan at the Afghanistan and State Building Symposium last Friday, hosted by the La Verne College of Law. The symposium, well attended by local and international dignitaries, featured panel speakers from Afghanistan, the U.S. Afghan Women’s... 

WASC report calls for changes

Mark Vidal Editorial Director A new report has revealed the University of La Verne passed the first phase of the rigorous re-accreditation process, which also means it still has work to do. The report, a capacity and preparatory review, was prepared by the Western Associa­tion of Schools and Colleges and featured a list of praises and problems – many of which are related to the University’s lack... 

Panel addresses Afghan rebuilding

Michael Phillips Staff Writer More than 70 people, of whom many were lawyers, gathered in the Campus Center to examine the reconstruction of Afghanistan and the United States’ role in the rebuilding process. The second half of the Afghanistan symposium was a panel discussion titled “Phase and Priorities of Reconstruc­tion.” The subjects discussed were law, economics and humanitarianism. “What... 

Politics, multiculturalism and corruption considered

Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Military, government, academia high-ranking officials and policymakers united for the common interest of law in post-conflict states – in this instance, Afghanistan. The panel discussion, “Constitutions, Multicultural Democracies and Citizenship,” took place last Friday morning at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel, featuring four speakers each touching on different aspects... 

Kathleen Lamkin outlines Wagner's genius

Kathleen Lamkin outlines Wagner's genius
Speaking on Wagner’s innovative and radical concepts of music and drama, Kathleen Lamkin, professor of music, presents a lecture Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom as part of the “Ring” Series. The presentation featured excerpts of Bayreuth productions of “The Ring of the Nibelung.” Lamkin’s address concluded the series of lectures on campus about the “Ring” cycle./ photo by... 

Cook shines light on Palestinians

Cook shines light on Palestinians
A proponent of social justice, William A. Cook, professor of English (in the University of La Verne’s Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography) regularly contributes to political media outlets such as Counterpoint and Countercurrent. When Cook isn’t in the classroom, he spends his time writing and cartooning on social justice issues./photo by Rafael Anguiano Kevin Garrity Editor in Chief Professor... 

O.C. center opens doors for higher education

O.C. center opens doors for higher education
There was a lot to smile about as members of the University of La Verne administration celebrated the grand opening of the new Orange County Regional Campus in Irvine. Provost Greg Dewey, President Steve Morgan, Vice President of Enrollment Homa Shabahang, Professor of Information Technology Mehdi Beheshtian and La Verne City Councilwoman Robin Carder kicked off ceremonies for the opening of the... 

Coming out builds effective leaders

Coming out builds effective leaders
Guests pack the President’s Dining Room on Monday to listen to Kathy Duncan’s lecture on issues of homosexuality in pastoral leadership. The lecture, “In and Out of the Closet: Gay and Lesbian Pastoral Leadership,” was focused on how homosexual leaders in religious communities cope with discrimination and manage to keep their private lives a secret./ photo by Christopher Guzman Michael... 

Class of ’14 gets taste of La Verne

Class of ’14 gets taste of La Verne
Melissa Molinaro of Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, with her parents Tom and Theresa, talk with Ian Lising, assistant professor of speech and debate, about La Verne’s debate team at the Spotlight Weekend club fair Saturday in the Quad. Spotlight Weekend is a two-day event for accepted students to gather all the information they need about ULV and have an experience of student life by spending... 

ASULV elected officials want change

Elsie Ramos Staff Writer Students at the University of La Verne voted last week for ASULV officers, in a less conventional way. To simplify the process and eliminate paper waste, the student government organization held is first online elections. “Last year the votes were close and we had to count all the votes by hand,” said Director of Student Life Barbara Mulligan. “It was too time consuming.” This... 
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