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College of Law could get full ABA accreditation by March

The University of La Verne College of Law was officially recommended for full accreditation by the American Bar Association, University officials announced Monday. The recommendation, which comes from the ABA Accreditation Committee, follows an 18-year struggle by the College of Law for full accreditation. The University Board of Trustees first decided to pursue ABA accreditation in 1988. “One of... 

Tuition will likely increase for ’16-’17

Brooke Grasso Metro Editor Traditional undergraduate students at the University of La Verne are facing yet another tuition increase of around 3 percent-4 percent for the 2016-17 school year, Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian said. With the current proposal, students should expect an increase of $1,240 to $1,538, raising tuition from $38,560 to between $39,800 and $41,000 per year. A final decision... 

Restriction incites student objection

Emily Lau Editorial Director Karla Rendon News Editor Confused upperclassmen gathered in Woody Hall after they were unable to register for lower division courses on the first day of registration Nov. 23 due to a registration restriction. “I was thinking, ‘I need to get in contact with the Provost, I need to fix this and get a straight answer,’ because we were completely blindsided,” said... 

Admins must notify students, too

Admins must notify students, too
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff With the end of the semester approaching and registration taking place, chaos is commonplace. However, a registration restriction caused an unusual commotion for upperclass students Nov. 23, the first day of registration. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Lawrence Potter authorized the registrar’s office to give underclass students priority to register... 

Student course evaluations hold too much power

Student course evaluations hold too much power
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff After years of tests and grades, students are accustomed to professors evaluating their skills, but not the other way around. At the University of La Verne, students are expected to complete course evaluations, and in many cases, are forced to fill them out. Unfortunately, in order to receive responses from students, professors have begun to offer extra credit as... 

Students address tuition, parking at ASULV town hall meeting

Students address tuition, parking at ASULV town hall meeting
Students got the chance to air grievances and ask questions of University of La Verne administrators Oct. 16 in Morgan Auditorium. The panel included Chief Human Resources Officer Jody Bomba, Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management and Communications Homa Shabahang, Vice President of University Advancement Myra Garcia, Director of Financial Aid Diane Anchundia, Provost Jonathan Reed, President... 

Adjunct faculty members create council

Celene Vargas Arts Editor A new adjunct faculty council has formed at the University to provide better representation and communication for adjuncts at all of the University’s regional campuses. The advisory council is made up of six elected members, three for the faculty assembly and the other three for the faculty senate. The senate is in charge of the policy, making process, and the assembly... 

Smith enjoys ROC dean position

Cody Luk Online Editor David Smith recently started working at the University of La Verne as the new dean of regional and online campuses, succeeding Stephen Lesniak, who previously held the position for nine years. Smith has previous experiences in administration positions in higher education, such as his recent role as the vice president of instruction and student affairs at Colorado North­western... 

New faculty introduced to La Verne

New faculty introduced to La Verne
Alma Martinez Carranza, theater department artist in residence, introduces herself at the reception for new faculty members Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. Lawrence Potter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who is also new to the University of La Verne, led the introductions of the new Arts and Sciences faculty members. / photo By Nanor Zinzalian Celene Vargas Arts Editor Provost Jonathan... 

Search underway for 3 deans

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The University of La Verne is currently conducting on-campus interviews for new deans for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership and the Regional and Online campuses. The search process began during the spring semester, raising some faculty concerns about the timing and the fact that the process seemed rushed. The administration... 
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