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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... 

Faculty approves 18-unit semester

The proposal, which would help students graduate sooner, now goes to the Board of Trustees. Angie Marcos LV Life Editor Undergraduate students may soon be able to take a maximum of 18 units per semester instead of the 17 units currently allowed. Pending Board Of Trustees approval later this month, the change would increase the maximum number of units University of La Verne undergraduates can take per... 

Unit increase marks improvement

Unit increase marks improvement
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas The Faculty Assembly’s recent decision to allow undergraduate students to take a maximum of 18 units effective this spring semester is a great advancement for the University of La Verne. It is a sign of progression for the University to now offer its undergraduate students 18 units a semester without going through the appeal process. The tedious paperwork,... 

Beardsley, Wagoner take new College of Arts and Sciences positions

Natalie Veissalov Editor in Chief Felicia Beardsley and Zandra Wagoner have taken new positions that will allow them to support and help run the College of Arts and Sciences with Jonathan Reed, the new interim dean. Beardsley, who is an anthropology professor, is the interim associate dean of the CAS, and Wagoner, who worked under the provost as assistant vice president of undergraduate programs, is... 

Associate VP Der-Karabetian to tackle assessment

Associate VP Der-Karabetian to tackle assessment
Aghop Der-Karabetian, who left his position as the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the end of spring 2009, now serves as associate vice president for university assessment for academic affairs. Der-Karabetian, also a professor of psychology, earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of Kansas. He has worked at the University for over 30 years. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael... 

Dewey chosen for change

Julissa Cardenas Web Editor The University of La Verne has appointed Gregory Dewey as Interim Provost after an extensive search. Dewey was senior vice president of academic affairs at the Keck Graduate Institute at the Claremont Colleges and served for seven years as the Robert E. Finnigan Professor of Applied Life Sciences at Keck before taking the position as interim provost. “I was interested... 
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