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Raise endowment, not tuition

On Nov. 4 the Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year. Reasons for this increase range from a need to sustain education programs to improve the image of the University.

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Debate on torture drowns credibility

Republican candidates at the foreign policy debate on Saturday were asked to share their views on torture. This question segued into their views on waterboarding. Both Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain said that if elected, they would return to the practice of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

ULV campus needs a break

ULV campus needs a break

Thanksgiving is inching closer and teasing students with the dream of vacation. The long weekend gives the campus two extra days of relaxing before dumping them back into the workload leading up to finals.

Victims of eugenics speak out

North Carolina and 30 other states hosted a government-run eugenics program that resulted in involuntary sterilization of thousands of Americans by the 1960s. It was not until 2003 that North Carolina officially repealed the law allowing involuntary sterilization.

Teachers: don’t cheat to succeed

According to a Los Angeles Times report, about three dozen educators from 23 schools and 21 school districts in California have been accused this year of cheating. In some cases, teachers are accused of changing incorrect responses or filling in missing ones after students returned answer booklets.

Musical integrity dies with artists

Even from beyond the grave, musicians are being sound-checked and compiled into posthumous albums.

Protests escalate to a breaking point

Protests escalate to a breaking point

The Occupy movements have taken hold in nearly every part of the country over the course of the past few months as hundreds of thousands have joined together to protest the practices of Wall Street and the current distribution of wealth.

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful

Let’s keep La Verne beautiful

For the inauguration of President Devorah Lieberman the campus was scrubbed until even the trees around La Verne seemed to shine.

Scaring costumes out of schools

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities and universal archetypes such as samurais and princesses.

Optional SAT a good first step

The University of California freshman admissions requirements are finally taking baby steps in the right direction by not requiring the SAT subject tests as necessary for admission by many UCs.

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