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Skipworth steps down

Stanley Skipworth, director of Campus Safety and Transportation, will be leaving the University to consult in law enforcement at the Claremont Colleges. Today is his last day. “The work that he’s done to increase the professionalism, training and certification of staff and services offered has made a tremendous difference on campus,” said Clive Houston-Brown, vice president of facilities and... 

Assault is a serious matter

A female student who was allegedly assaulted on campus has recanted her allegations, according to a Student Info email sent to students and faculty Wednesday night. The alleged assault occurred early Tuesday morning, while she was walking to her car. The student had reported that four unidentified men followed her and one grabbed her shoulder, but she was able to escape. Responses to the incident report... 

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context

Race relations discussed in Ferguson context
Matthew Witt, professor of public administration, discusses the book “Rise of the Warrior Cop” during the third discussion of the series “Ferguson: A Call for Understanding and Action” at the College of Law Oct. 16. Also included in the panel was Stanley Skipworth, senior director of campus safety and transportation, who discussed the rise of violence in police culture. / photo by Mariela Patron Emily... 

University prepares for next shake

University prepares for next shake
Victor Gomez, customer service team lead for The Gas Company explains to University Advance­ment Office Manager Renee Heckenlaible when or when not to shut off your gas line at home in an emergency. University Evacuation Team Leaders attended the Great California Shake Out in the Campus Center Oct. 16. Gomez demonstrated with a wrench how to shut off a line, but warned that it could take a long time... 

LeoSafe app nominated for overall app award

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s LeoSafe app has been nominated for the 2014 Overall App Award on bestmobileappawards.com. Stanley Skipworth, director of campus safety and transportation, nominated the LeoSafe App, which he co-created with Social Sentinel, for the award. Along with winning the title of 2014 Overall App, the winner will also be mentioned in a press release... 

Leo Bike Library designed to relieve parking

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer The University of La Verne has implemented a bike library, the Leo Bike Library, to help alleviate parking issues enabling students, faculty and staff to borrow a bicycle for free for up to a week. “They can ride them around campus, to or from class and from the dorms to help them not bring cars to campus,” said Parking and Transportation Manager Lisa Grater, who started... 

Program encourages bystander intervention

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne has adopted a new bystander intervention program called “Step UP!” The “bystander effect” refers to instances in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Step UP! is a program that was developed to encourage and empower students to be proactive in helping others. It is a national program... 

High temperatures almost start fire

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor Kat Simonelli News Editor The La Verne and Los Angeles County fire departments acted quickly to prevent a fire at the University of La Verne’s Park Campus facility located next to the Shuttle Lot on Arrow Highway Tuesday afternoon. At around 2:40 p.m., a transformer located in the back of the buildings began smoking; it had apparently overheated due to high temperatures. The... 

Blue Lights illuminate safety

Blue Lights illuminate safety
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff / @Jacob_Bogdanoff   The University of La Verne prides itself on the safety of its campus, but after a Blue Light tower was removed from in front of Miller Hall, it was questionable what we are more proud of, the safety of students or the aesthetics of the art and sculptures that were donated. After a few months of the tower sitting in storage, it has finally... 

Leo Safe app bolsters security

The Campus Safety department launched its new Leo Safe app this summer with the goal of providing students and community members with a convenient safety resource that they could find at the tips of their fingers. The all-new app offers several features including: emergency contact information, crime statistics, daily crime logs, annual security reports, direct dials, emergency resources, parking and... 
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