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Demystifying Disabilities: University adapts to disabled students

<i>Demystifying Disabilities</i>: University adapts to disabled students
Mariela Patron Editor in Chief It came as a shock to Ashley Dalrymple, sophomore psychology and education major, when a music professor initially doubted she had the potential to play piano in a music class. “It was just frustrating that they thought I couldn’t do it, that I couldn’t be in the class,” Dalrymple said. Dalrymple has been blind since the age of 1 when doctors diagnosed her with... 

Demystifying Disabilities: New coordinator hopes to connect with faculty

<i> Demystifying Disabilities</i>: New coordinator hopes to connect with faculty
Leo Barrera, the new coordinator of disabled student services, hired this spring, says he looks forward to adding photos of students who have graduated from La Verne to his wall of successful people with disabilities. / photo by Katie Madden Mariela Patron Editor in Chief The expansion of the students with disabilities department and increased workload for Director of Student Health Services and Services... 

Demystifying Disabilities: Delgadillo embraces love of language

<i>Demystifying Disabilities</i>: Delgadillo embraces love of language
Sophomore journalism major Des Delgadillo is a LeoFM DJ every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Delgadillo also runs his own podcast and is copy chief for the Campus Times. He was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at age 2. / photo by Katie Madden Mariela Patron Editor in Chief It is college night at Flappers Comedy Club in Claremont. For the past half-hour, college students have performed their stand-up... 

Some buildings need ADA upgrade

Some buildings need ADA upgrade
Editorial cartoon by Anthony Juarez Handicapped-friendly buildings on campus have incorporated ramps or elevators in and around the structure to allow easy access for handicapped students, but most buildings are still not up to par. The campus is currently undergoing major renovations that aim to improve the aesthetics, functions and feel of the campus itself. One of the more dramatic changes made... 

Leo Hall gets new look, becomes ADA-friendly

Lauren Creiman News Editor Recently completed renovations to Leo Hall, which have updated its aesthetics and made it accessible to students with disabilities have also evoked feelings of loss among some faculty. The facelift included the removal of crumbling tufa stones from the building walls. “These tufa stones are a part of a 3,000-year-old Armenian history,” George Keeler, professor of journalism... 
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