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ULV fills Cal Grant gap

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The University of La Verne came to its students’ rescue when Cal Grants were delayed due to the state budget stand still. ULV has advanced nearly $3.2 million to cover late Cal Grant payments needed by 700 new and returning undergraduate students for the fall semester. “We are a student-centered university and wanted to help,” Leatha Webster, director of financial... 

ULV steps up for students

While the state of California’s legislative branch has been irresponsible and has yet to pass a budget for this fiscal year, the University has been responsible and has decided to pay an advance for the 700 students who rely on the Cal Grant program to attend ULV. The California Student Aid Commission cannot release the Cal Grant awards until a state budget has been passed and signed by the governor. Therefore... 

Students question ULV admissions standards

Debbie Allison Staff Writer There is a notion among some La Verne students that our university differs from similar schools in one significant way: the level of difficulty, or lack thereof, in our admission requirements. The impression among some is that La Verne is much more lenient with its admission requirements, leaving some students wondering and speculating as to why this is. “I remember when... 

News Briefs

Faculty lecture Robert Barrett, professor of law and business, will present a lecture at noon on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. The lecture, titled “Business Law and Business Ethics: New-Media Approaches” is sponsored by the Faculty Research Committee and La Verne Academy. Admission is free. Administrative restructuring President Stephen Morgan announced an organizational restructuring... 

Tuition increase doesn’t add up

Tuition increase doesn’t add up
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas If incoming freshmen back in fall 2007 knew that tuition would increase by more than $4,000 once they became seniors, it is likely some would have thought twice before taking the Leo plunge. Granted, if they also knew that the Cal State system would be devastated by financial woes, La Verne would probably have still been their best choice. Regardless, the fact... 

New president, hear our calls

In his 26 years of faithful service to the University of La Verne, President Stephen Morgan has provided dedicated leadership and has accomplished many things. As we look to new leadership, here are a few things we’d like to see atop the new president’s agenda. 1. Fundraising: The University should fundraise more instead of relying so heavily on tuition to bring in revenue and support programs.... 

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase

Classified, administrative staff push for equity salary increase
The three-year plan aims to close ULV’s pay gap. Kevin Garrity Editor in Chief The Budget Advisory Task Force is considering a proposal to increase the annual salary of classified employees and administrative/professional employees by $3,000 and $2,400 per year, respectively. In a meeting last week that was well attended by members of both groups of employees, Jim Irwin, financial operations... 

Survey reveals low classified staff morale

Mark Vidal Editorial Director Low pay, lack of opportunity and discrimination are just a few of the issues classified staff at the University of La Verne find troubling, according to a recent climate survey. The survey, whose results were released last month in connection with the University’s recent Western Association of Schools and Colleges review, found that only 33 percent of classified employees... 

President Stephen Morgan to retire in 2011

President Stephen Morgan to retire in 2011
University President Steve Morgan stands in front of Founders Hall in this file photo from September 2008. Founders auditorium will be renamed the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, after the president and his wife. Morgan announced his retirement, effective Spring 2011, from the University of La Verne on Thursday after serving as president for 25 years. / file photo by Stephanie Arellanes Natalie... 

How ULV should use its windfall

How ULV should use its windfall
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Now that holiday season is upon us, we though it would be a good time to make some requests of administrators. Yes we know the economy is still bad. We also know the University and the Budget Task Force are looking at how best to spend an unexpected $2 million currently in the budget. Here are our suggestions. (Completing them all would probably take more than... 
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