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Sophomore La Verne Experience focuses on interpersonal ties

Robert Penalber Managing Editor University administrators will launch phase two of the La Verne Experience – the sophomore experience – in the fall of 2014. The Sophomore La Verne Experience, or SOLVE, will essentially be a two-unit course centered around student involvement. An optional pilot program of SOLVE will launch during spring semester 2014. Administrators are currently working to fill... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read your Op-Ed piece “Student voices are not being heard” (April 5) and if it’s any consolation, the faculty often finds itself in the same position. But I know it’s not and I do commend you for speaking up. To effect change, however, students will have to be not only vocal, but also persistent, and be willing to take action. The food service workers’ decision to unionize... 

Student voices are not being heard

Student voices are not being heard
Editorial Cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff New students, new buildings, new programs, new rules; with all these new things going on, administration is apparently too busy to get the students’ opinions first before implementing new policies. Perhaps it all happened when they chose to accept more students than they could accommodate. It appears University administrators have acknowledge there are problems;... 

Pizza with the President

Pizza with the President
President Devorah Lieberman responds to Maxfield Brown, a senior psychology and speech communication major, about scholarships and why, as tuition rises, the amount of assistance awarded does not increase. Lieberman spoke at a Resident Housing Association-sponsored event called Pizza with the President in the first floor lounge of Vista La Verne March 28 where she answered personal questions and addressed... 

Tuition hike means less for more

La Verne is very proud of its new La Verne Experience program, which makes a nice marketing piece, but there is one La Verne Experience not covered an any of the brochures, but is common to every single student here: The La Verne Experience of an annual yearly tuition increase. The Board of Trustees has approved a 4.9 percent tuition increase that will be implemented for the 2013-2014 academic year.... 

ULV is a dry campus on paper only

Saying that the University of La Verne campus is dry is like parents telling their children that the Easter Bunny exists, yet everyone knows the truth. Alcohol is openly served at some faculty and alumni events on the ULV campus, yet the administration continues to label the campus as dry. This label is inconsistent with the current activities, policies and products available on the ULV campus. Students... 

Defining what La Verne has always done

Jason D. Cox Senior Editor For more than 120 years, University of La Verne students have taken part in an inexplicable shared culture. It has always been here. It has evolved just as the people involved in it have, but until now, it had not been named. The “La Verne Experience,” such as it is now, is an initiative to define the experience common to all who have studied at any of the University’s... 

La Verne to hire chief of diversity

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The University is in the process of hiring a chief diversity and inclusivity officer, a newly-created position here, whose charge will be to address a range of diversity and inclusivity issues that arise on such a diverse campus. “We are sort of playing catch-up, but I feel we’re moving in the right direction,” said Provost Greg Dewey, a member of the search committee... 

Linked classes to launch for freshmen

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Starting in fall 2012, incoming freshmen at the University will be place in “learning communities” or linked classes, as the University begins to implement changes with the goal of creating a “La Verne Experience” that supports students and distinguishes the University. “Learning communities” are based on an interdisciplinary approach, or putting groups... 

Reed will stay on as permanent dean

The search for a dean for the College of Arts and Sciences concluded on Thursday with the announcement that Jonathan Reed, who has served for three years as interim dean, was appointed to the permanent position. When the search started, 55 candidates applied for the position. Ultimately three finalists including  Reed spoke on campus. “Jonathan won that position because he demonstrated leadership,... 
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