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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,... 

State of the University

State of the University
President Devorah Lieberman gave her second state of the University address Wednesday in the Campus Center. Lieberman covered topics from student enrollment trends to the future plans for incoming freshman and the new La Verne Experience. Lieberman concluded the address by taking questions from faculty and staff. / photo by Scott Mirimanian  Read More →

Issues persist with lab fee system

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are struggling to balance the rate at which lab fees are spent and the amount of upgrades needed to keep its technology up to date. In addition to tuition, some classes have lab fees, requiring each student in the class to pay between $50 and $100 or more to keep up with the equipment demands of the class. Once... 

Lab fees belong to departments

Every year as the semester starts many students hand over both their tuition and a lab fee that is suppose to benefit them in their major. The departments are able to use these fees toward their budgets to care for the department’s equipment. Students have a general understanding that this extra money is going toward what they need while they are taking equipment heavy courses, even without the department... 

Tuition increase slated for fall

Lauren Creiman News Editor Undergraduate tuition will increase another 6.5 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year, bringing the total to $33,400. The increase was approved by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 4. “Just to operate the university, with this very complex and comprehensive program of activities, is expensive and some of our costs just go up, even if we do not do anything above and beyond,”... 

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. For the 2011-2012 school year, tuition at the University of La Verne approximates $31,300. This is compared to Chapman at about $40,234, Pepperdine at about $40,752 and... 
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