The University of La Verne has been filled with the spirit of protest throughout April, when a sit-in protest to the tearing down of Ben Hines Field on April 12 brought students and faculty together for a cause that mattered
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I couldn’t agree more with the editorial comments opposing the removal of Ben Hines Field for a parking lot (“Field of broken dreams,” April 22).
The campaign to save Ben Hines Field continued Tuesday. This time almost all athletic teams came out to show their support.
Ben Hines Field is slated to be torn down at the end of the baseball season in May to make room for a new parking lot.
A student-led campaign to save Ben Hines Field began this week and has already met strong opposition from administration.
A new parking lot is yet another addition to the growing list of capitol projects in the pipeline. With $1.3 million price tag, this new lot should be nothing short of technologically forward.
As the University of La Verne continues to grow and mature, so too does the city of La Verne. However land availability has its limits, and when building outward is no longer possible, there is nowhere to go but up.
Even with the new dorm scheduled to open in Fall 2012, University of La Verne housing could still have a tough time keeping pace with enrollment if enrollment continues to grow as it has for the past few years.
Faculty and administrators hope next year to begin construction of a new academic building.