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Search underway for 3 deans

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The University of La Verne is currently conducting on-campus interviews for new deans for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership and the Regional and Online campuses. The search process began during the spring semester, raising some faculty concerns about the timing and the fact that the process seemed rushed. The administration... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In response to the May 14 Faculty Assembly resolution that affirmed a Faculty Hiring Plan that endorses race-based hiring, I would like to express my reassurance that this resolution is non-binding and that it is not and will not be University policy. I respect that Human Resources will guard against any such plans becoming University policy. In its current iteration, I find the hiring... 

Delgado discusses racial tensions in Ferguson

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor “Do black lives matter? Ferguson as a Window to Race in the United States” was the topic of discussion Thursday in the President’s Dining Room as part of the monthly Hot Spots lecture series. Hector Delgado, professor of sociology, addressed the issue of racial discrimination toward the black community by focusing on events in Ferguson, Missouri. “There is disparity... 

La Verne not active in Adjunct Walkout Day

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Adjunct faculty members from universities across the country participated in the first National Adjunct Walkout Day Feb. 25 to protest unfair wages and working conditions. According to Inside Higher Ed, the day was a success that sparked conversations about improving adjuncts’ working conditions nationwide. University of La Verne adjuncts, however, did not participate... 

Bylaw changes concern faculty

Kat Simonelli News Editor Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor Several members of the faculty are currently working on a proposal to change the wording of a clause in the board of trustees’ bylaws. The bylaws had created a stir among faculty earlier this semester after a 2013 update of the document was released to some faculty members. “We are all required to have bylaws, which the board of trustees... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Dr. Janis Deitz’s letter to the editor (Oct. 3), in which she takes the position that the United States had to drop two atomic bombs on innocent civilian populations, including children, killing over 200,000 immediately and many, many more in subsequent years and decades as a consequence of the massive amount of radiation released. How does a country that... 

Union vote for adjuncts ends today

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor Today is the last day in a two week period for University of La Verne adjuncts to vote on whether they want to unionize. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on Oct. 28. The adjuncts had between Feb. 1 and Feb. 14 to vote on unionization, which supporters believe would... 

Group supporting adjunct unionization files suit against University

Mariela Patron Editor in Chief Kristina Bugante News Editor The Service Employees International Union last week filed a lawsuit against the University of La Verne citing five unfair labor practice charges the suit claims are designed to thwart ULV adjunct faculty’s unionization efforts. The University’s main campus adjunct faculty filed for unionization with the National Labor Relations Board on... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding merit pay for faculty, I’d like us to slow down and to think carefully about the following points. First, I am not aware of compelling empirical data supporting the assumption that merit increases will serve as an incentive for faculty to be more productive. Second, assuming that a percentage increase in base salary is an incentive, will an increase of any size, 2-4 percent... 

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... 
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