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Convocation speakers call for unity, exploration

Convocation speakers call for unity, exploration
New president Devorah Lieberman received a warm welcome at her first Convocation on Sept. 1. Lieberman spoke of her educational journey and her excitement over her new position. her speech “We Are All LEOs!” highlighted values she wishes to focus on this year. / photo by Danielle Navarro Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Convocation speakers marked the official beginning of a new academic year, encouraging... 

New community health major is collaborative

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Starting in fall 2011, the University of La Verne will offer a bachelor of science degree in community health. Provost Greg Dewey recognized the potential in developing this new major, which was designed by Kent Badger, professor of health services management, and Jerome Garcia, professor of biology, as well as faculty from Claremont Graduate University. “What this program... 

Field of broken dreams

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. The University finds it necessary to build the lot to go along with the new dorms that are to be finished by fall 2012. When making plans for the new lot, ULV seems to have forgotten to take into consideration that multiple teams play on the baseball field: men’s and women’s soccer... 

Athletes hope to save Ben Hines Field

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor A student-led campaign to save Ben Hines Field began this week and has already met strong opposition from administration. The campaign began on Monday in Davenport Dining Hall where members of the baseball team handed out fliers and asked students to come to their event on Tuesday to sign their petition. Ben Hines Field, which is used for both baseball and soccer, is slated... 

Dewey named permanent provost; national search bypassed

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief President Steve Morgan sent out an e-mail to faculty announcing that, with the endorsement of the Board of Trustees, he had decided to removed the word “interim” from Provost Greg Dewey’s title on Nov. 23. “It is an honor to be recognized after only being here for one year,” Dewey said. “Everything I have done has been for the good of the University of La... 

Greg Dewey explains network theory

Greg Dewey explains network theory
The President’s Dining Room was nearly full Monday for Interim Provost Greg Dewey’s lecture, “Network Theory in Biology.” Dewey’s lecture compared social networks and relationships between genes in biological systems. He also explained the significance of his research and how the application of his work employed the network theory to examine cancer biology. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Brittany... 

Morgan displays Leo pride at convocation

Morgan displays Leo pride at convocation
      University of La Verne President Stephen Morgan was honored with a standing ovation after giving his last convocation speech Sept. 2 to the incoming class of 2014. Morgan will retire at the end of this academic year after serving as president for 25 years. Valerie Beltran, associate professor of education, and Sean Dillon, assistant professor of theater arts, also spoke. Beltran... 

Some favor 3-year graduation plan

The trend toward three-year college degrees draws opinions from both sides. Aisha Gonzales Staff Writer The economic downturn has strained the already tight budgets of college students to the point that many are looking to cut corners – and one way is by shortening their time in school from four years to three. Some institutions across the nation are making it easier for students to get their degree... 

Student focus attracts new provost to La Verne

Aisha Gonzales Staff Writer New Provost Gregory Dewey told an informal group at the Meet the Provost event Oct. 9 that he will continue to focus diversity and scholarship at the University of La Verne. The informal event took place in the President’s Dining Room where a continental breakfast was served to students, faculty and staff as they became acquainted with Dewey. “My vision for University... 

Dewey chosen for change

Julissa Cardenas Web Editor The University of La Verne has appointed Gregory Dewey as Interim Provost after an extensive search. Dewey was senior vice president of academic affairs at the Keck Graduate Institute at the Claremont Colleges and served for seven years as the Robert E. Finnigan Professor of Applied Life Sciences at Keck before taking the position as interim provost. “I was interested... 
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