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Dewey steps down from provost post

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey has resigned from his post at the University to assume the presidency at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences next year, University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman announced Tuesday. Dewey, who has served as provost and chief academic officer at ULV since October 2009, will step down Jan. 1, but will remain with the University through... 

La Verne ponders merit pay

Mariela Patron News Editor Robert Penalber Editor in Chief A new policy is in the works to raise faculty wages based on their performances in teaching, research and professional service. Under Provost Greg Dewey, two task forces researching workload and merit pay are working together to build a plan that could become policy. With such a policy, the University would reward faculty members who excel... 

University community looks ahead for an ‘incandescent moment’

University community looks ahead for an ‘incandescent moment’
Professor of Movement and Sports Science Paul Alvarez speaks of his “Incandescent Moments.” One of Alvarez’s moments occurred when he traveled to Russia as part of the medical staff for Team USA at the World University Games in Kazan and was recognized as a representative for the United States of America. Alvarez was the recipient of the 2013 Ellsworth Johnson Service Award. / photo by Hunter... 

Classrooms planned to ease crunch

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer To accommodate the campus’s growing population, University administrators are planning to expand the campus borders and reorganize the map in the near future. In the next six to nine months, the University plans to build two new classrooms, three seminar rooms, 25 new offices and one new lab. “It’s an exciting time for La Verne,” said Clive Houston-Brown, associate... 

Senior contest asks for new curriculum

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey, computer science professor Seta Whitby and professor of psychology Aghop Der-Karabetian are holding a contest for seniors to create a new four-year curriculum based off existing courses. The contest began March 1 and will run until May 14. Students are being asked to create a 128-unit curriculum, not including general education or prerequisites, so... 

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... 

ULV Extended Learning offers certifications

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The University of La Verne has recently launched the Extended Learning program, which offers non-degree/non-credit courses and certificate programs to students. The program offers certification in wedding and event planning, clinical medical assistant training, pharmacy technician training and an on-site corporate training program. “The Extended Learning program is an... 

LV ranked 2nd in nation for over-performing

LV ranked 2nd in nation for over-performing
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne ranked No. 2 in U.S. News and World Report’s first ever nationwide list of over-performing colleges, which looks at how universities performed in comparison to the schools’ reputations. ULV exceeded expectations in 82 measures, including enrollment, SAT scores, retention rates and grade point averages. “It’s... 

Students join contest to create degree plans

Students join contest to create degree plans
Rachel Rivera, a liberal arts and religion and philosophy major, proposed a general education curriculum for traditional-aged students for her Management Integration Systems class in Founders Hall on Monday. Rivera owns a window cleaning and janitorial service. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Provost Greg Dewey and Professor of Computer Science Seta Whitby have created a... 

Reed will stay on as permanent dean

The search for a dean for the College of Arts and Sciences concluded on Thursday with the announcement that Jonathan Reed, who has served for three years as interim dean, was appointed to the permanent position. When the search started, 55 candidates applied for the position. Ultimately three finalists including  Reed spoke on campus. “Jonathan won that position because he demonstrated leadership,... 
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