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Trustee Jeffers remembered for service

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Stephen Jeffers, emeritus trustee to the University of La Verne Board, died in his home Oct. 8. He was 88. Born in 1925 in La Canada Flintridge, Mr. Jeffers enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviator during WWII, flying a B-24 liberator on his missions. After his military service, he attended the University of Southern California from 1945 to 1948, where he graduated... 

President’s house moves to new city

President's house moves to new city
The new University House located in the Claremont Village on College Avenue was custom built by David Crookshank in 1922. L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” later owned the house. President Devorah Lieberman plans for the University House to be a place where students will feel comfortable hanging out with peers and friends, whether the event taking place is formal or casual. She also... 

There’s no place like Claremont

The newest component of University of La Verne pride is in the form of a $2.5 million Claremont mansion, which was previously owned by L. Frank Baum, the author of “The Wizard of Oz,” and was occupied by his second son, Robert Baum. This grand estate, which is adjacent to the Claremont Colleges, will be used for entertaining, meeting space, fundraising and anything and anybody associated with the... 

Tuition to rise to $35k for ’13-’14

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor Traditional undergraduate tuition will be raised another 4.9 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year, University officials announced last month. The Board of Trustees-approved tuition increase will bring the undergraduate cost to nearly $35,000 for the school year, excluding room and board. “It is the minimum we need to do in order to generate... 

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.... 

Tuition increase set for fall

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Despite summer break approaching, students are already worried about the tuition increase scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year. Last November the Board of Trustees approved the 6.5 percent tuition increase, bringing the total undergraduate cost to $33,400. “It is traditional to see an annual increase in private organizations,” Treasurer Avo Kechichian said. “The... 

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies
John Bottala Staff Writer Lowell Brubaker Lowell Brubaker, a long-time University of La Verne Board of Trustees member, died at his home in Hillcrest in La Verne on Nov. 6 due to declining health. He was 94. Born in 1916, Mr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s degree from McPherson College in Kansas and earned both a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Southern California. During Mr.... 

University names Devorah Lieberman as 18th president

University names Devorah Lieberman as 18th president
Greeted by a standing ovation, Devorah Lieberman is welcomed to the platform in the Campus Center by Chairman of the Board of Trustees Luis Faura on Wednesday. Lieberman previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. Lieberman plans to spend some time here before assuming responsibilities in July. / photo by Christopher Guzman Kristen... 

Board of Trustees tackles diversity

Debbie Allison Staff Writer The University Board of Trustees convened for the final time this year to discuss items such as the latest draft of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, and review findings from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ recent visit. The meeting took place at 8 a.m. on April 30. After a welcome from Chairman Luis Faura and introductions by President Steve Morgan, the... 

Wheeler left mark on University, Church of the Brethren

Wheeler left mark on University, Church of the Brethren
Myrna Wheeler and President Stephen Morgan participate in the University of La Verne’s centennial celebration in 1991. Wheeler served on the Board of Trustees for nearly 25 years. / file photo by Ben Weybright Kristen Campbell Staff Writer Myrna Long Wheeler, respected alumna and trustee of the University of La Verne, died Jan. 9 at her home in San Dimas after fighting acute myeloid leukemia for... 
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