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New dorm’s green credentials questioned

New dorm’s green credentials questioned
Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer The swanky new dorm scheduled to open in fall 2012 will not be made of newfangled super-sustainable materials. It will by made of wood. Wood Type V, to be exact. This is a fairly typical material for dorms, experts say. Some on campus, however, are less than thrilled about the sense that a wood structure might not be the most environmentally friendly. They are also concerned... 

Presidents break ground for new dorm

Presidents break ground for new dorm
Construction began last week on the largest structure ever built on the University of La Verne campus. President Steve Morgan and President-Select Devorah Lieberman stand together linking the University of La Verne’s past to its future as they participate in the groundbreaking of the new residence hall on March 31. The new residence hall, at D and Second streets, is due to open in the fall of 2012... 

Dorm construction leads city’s growth skyward

Dorm construction leads city’s growth skyward
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer 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. “We don’t have much land, but we keep growing and need more facility space,” Executive Vice President Phil Hawkey said. ULV’s new residence hall, currently... 

Seniority should be priority for housing

Most colleges and universities allocate their housing options to their students on a priority basis, including the University of La Verne. However this fall ULV is changing from its previously used hierarchy system of prioritizing, which allowed students to choose from multiple housing options for the school year, to allowing all current students to turn in their housing applications, creating a first-come,... 
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Ground broken on new dorm

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer On the first day of the spring semester students arrived on campus to find the University under construction at the corner of D and Second streets. The new dorm construction began in January and is scheduled for completion in July of 2012. It will house 378 students. “The residence hall construction is a step toward the growth of the institution,” said Chip West,... 

Feeling the squeeze

University of La Verne students returning for the spring semester have been met with more than 120 fewer parking stalls and overfilled classes. The combination of new dorm construction removing parking lots and a sharp increase in spring 2011 new enrollments has compounded our growing pains, straining advisers and leaving some newbies feeling lost. This spring ULV opened its doors to 106 new students,... 

ULV gives holiday housing option

For many students at the University of La Verne, winter break is essentially a vacation from school. Moving home for two months allows students to visit with family, see old friends and relax after a hard semester filled with research projects, group assignments and classes that never seem to let up. But what about the students who cannot go home to visit for the holidays? For these students, ULV is... 

Fire alarm set off in Oaks

Branden del Rio News Editor At roughly 1 p.m., Thursday, a fire alarm went off in the F middle building of the Oaks residence hall. Kevin Greene, junior theater arts major and resident assistant for the F top building, said that he grabbed the health backpack and evacuated his residents in accordance to procedure. “I saw a lot of smoke coming from the F middle dorm so I exited my residence and now... 

Commercial space is not necessary

A residence hall is a place for students to congregate. With couches, rooms and a place to study, a dorm building should be the last place one would think about shopping. By spring of 2011, the University will start building its new residence hall east of the Campus Center to facilitate the large increase of students to campus and to improve living conditions for those who currently live in older... 

New dorms, parking, stadium planned

Branden del Rio News Editor The University Board of Trustees recently approved the next phase of La Verne’s Master Plan for Campus Development. The new phase includes a new dorm facility, a new parking facility, new sports facilities on what is known as Campus West and the reconstruction of Ortmayer Stadium. Construction of the new dorms is slated to begin during the spring semester. It will be constructed... 
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