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Race is still a barrier to education

His grandmother’s struggles inspire Cleveland Hayes. Carly Hill News Editor Cleveland Hayes, assistant professor of education, spoke from the heart Monday focusing on the experience of his grandmother, an African American school teacher working in the heart of the Jim Crow South. As part of the faculty lecture series, Hayes’ talk, “Why I teach: An analysis of one mid-20th century Mississippian... 

Pi Gamma Mu club comes to La Verne

Carly Hill News Editor Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society, has begun meeting at the University of La Verne, with a new structure and new president. The purpose of the society is to expand knowledge base by introducing members to new intellectual thoughts and scholars, to support critical thinking, to establish a social network and to have fun. “Students should come to this... 

Commentary: World Series could be deja vú in 2010

Elsie Ramos Staff Writer The clocks have been turned forward and the temperature has begun to rise which can only mean one thing, spring is here, and with the start of spring comes the start of America’s favorite pastime, baseball. With spring training all but over, all 30 Major League teams are putting together their 25-man rosters, and with opening day comes a clean slate, a chance to forget about... 

Bartelt speaks on gender, race issues

Erin Foltz Staff Writer John Bartelt, associate professor of education and technology, gave a lecture for the Colloquium Series on Diversity entitled “Gender, Identity, & Sexual Roles” on March 11. The speech focused on ways, both on and off campus, that people can be more accepting and tolerant of people from different sexual categories and identities. Bartelt compiled the information presented... 

Students air tuition, food issues at ASULV forum

Michael Phillips Staff Writer The Associated Students of the University of La Verne addressed constituents’ concerns about food service offerings, tuition increases and how student fees are spent at a student-run forum. This discussion was held on Tuesday in the Ludwick Conference Center Ballroom A with nearly 30 students in attendance. One of the top priorities of conversation was tuition and... 

ULV EPIC prison program to move

Carly Hill News Editor The University of La Verne has always been dedicated to community service, and its long ties to the Herman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility in nearby Chino has been an excellent example of this. The largest juvenile detention center in the state, Stark has housed the Educational Programs in the Correctional Institutions, started by the University of La Verne, since 1972. This... 

Student endures Chile earthquake

Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor Ben Van Kleeck, a University of La Verne student who is studying abroad in Chile, was in the country’s capital of Santiago when the 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country Feb. 27. Van Kleek was awakened by the strong shaking when the earthquake struck in the early morning hours. “When I first felt the earthquake I wasn´t sure what was going on,” Van... 

Posters chart business partnerships

Posters chart business partnerships
Graduate student Brianna Morales talks with Lisa Martinelli-Lee, her professor for the Building Partnerships and Creating Coalitions class, about her assignment, which charts the pros and cons of the partnership between Visa and the Olympic Games. Martinelli-Lee’s class held a poster session in the Ludwick Conference Center in the Campus Center on Tuesday./ photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Erin Foltz Staff... 

Student remembered for dedication

Victor Charoonratana to receive posthumous bachelor’s degree. Carly Hill News Editor Natalie Veissalov Life Editor Victor Charoonratana, 25, senior international studies major, died in February in his sleep from unknown causes. “When we found him, it looked as if he was asleep, but he didn’t wake up. It was as if someone put an Avada Kedavra curse on him,” said Victoria Charoon­ratana,... 

Commentary: Division III athletes thrive without glamor

Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer In NCAA Division III, there is no spotlight and no glamor. There is no highly touted basketball player going into next year’s draft, no NCAA Final Four, no coach Pat Summit leading the women Volunteers with more than 1,000 career victories, no race for the Heisman, no home of the 12th man and no media circus. However, there is the same hard work, dedication, academics and... 
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