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New director engages community

New director engages community
Marisol Morales works from inside her new office on the second floor of Founders Hall. As the University of La Verne’s new director of civic and community engagement, Morales is working to develop and maintain relationships with community partners. Plaques from her previous experiences at other universities decorate her office walls. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Marisol... 

Lieberman elected to urban universities board

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor President Devorah Lieber­man was appointed to the executive committee of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities last month. CUMU dedicates itself to promoting mutually beneficial relationships between higher education institutions and their surrounding communities. One of only four universities represented on the executive committee, CUMU has... 

Baggish to help job seekers

Baggish to help job seekers
Mindy Baggish is the new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations. / photo by Keenan Gilson Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Mindy Baggish, new assistant dean of student career support and employer relations at the University of La Verne, plans to pave the way for students seeking employment. Baggish’s Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Juris Doctorate and experience at previous... 

Dewey steps down from provost post

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey has resigned from his post at the University to assume the presidency at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences next year, University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman announced Tuesday. Dewey, who has served as provost and chief academic officer at ULV since October 2009, will step down Jan. 1, but will remain with the University through... 

Union could grow

Adjunct faculty who teach at University of La Verne’s regional campuses are now included in the bargaining table for unionization. As the most recent response to the Service Employees International Union’s petition to represent ULV’s adjunct faculty, administration presented its position of inclusion to the National Labor Relations Board on Nov. 14. Approximately 294 adjunct faculty members... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding merit pay for faculty, I’d like us to slow down and to think carefully about the following points. First, I am not aware of compelling empirical data supporting the assumption that merit increases will serve as an incentive for faculty to be more productive. Second, assuming that a percentage increase in base salary is an incentive, will an increase of any size, 2-4 percent... 

La Verne ponders merit pay

Mariela Patron News Editor Robert Penalber Editor in Chief A new policy is in the works to raise faculty wages based on their performances in teaching, research and professional service. Under Provost Greg Dewey, two task forces researching workload and merit pay are working together to build a plan that could become policy. With such a policy, the University would reward faculty members who excel... 

ULV merges marketing offices for 2020 plan

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The marketing and public relations offices at the University of La Verne have combined into a new unit: The Strategic Enrollment Manage­ment and Communications department, as part of the University’s 2020 Strategic Vision plan. The new unit has two goals: to achieve national recognition for institutional distinction and to achieve national recognition for educational... 

Adjunct union deserves support

University adjunct faculty members have recently filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board, looking toward improved pay, job security, access to benefits and more. Currently 60 percent of the classes on the main campus are taught by adjuncts. Students should take this number into consideration and stand behind our adjuncts in unionization. Most adjuncts at the University are paid... 

University takes on Green Challenge

Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The University of La Verne is one of the only two universities in California to commit to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge to focus on funding sustainable and environmentally sound projects around campus. The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, launched by the Sustainable Endowments Institute alongside 16 other organizations, encourages colleges, universities and other institutions... 
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