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Elite colleges don’t ensure fulfilment

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief Going to a prestigious college does not necessarily lead to a more fulfilling life or career, according to a recent Gallup poll. Using data gathered by Purdue University researchers, the survey asked respondents to indicate their fulfillment in five distinct categories: sense of purpose, financial security, physical health, close relationships and community pride. The percentage... 

Faculty debate amuses

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Laughter and “here, here’s” filled La Fetra Auditorium yesterday as students watched their professors debate whether human rights are a luxury only developed countries can afford. Professors Gitty Amini, Bill Cook, Jay Jones, Sean Dillon, Roy Kwon and Jason Neidleman participated in the Hot Spots event put on by the International Studies Institute. Ian Lising, chair... 

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... 

Still time to register to vote

For those wondering about voter registration for the upcoming general election on Nov. 6, there is still time to do so. Traditional voter registration forms are available at all county elections offices, libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles, and post offices. Students on campus can pick up voter registration forms in the foyer of Woody Hall. Forms must be completely filled out and post-marked or... 

Panel discusses Islamic politics

Panel discusses Islamic politics
President of the Saudi Students Association Sami Aldejwi, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Hussam Ayloush, and Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman, speak at the Muslim Student Association’s “Political Islam” event May 3 on the past, present and future of the political and religious aspects of the Middle East. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex Forbess Staff... 

Lecture addresses the politics of fear

Lecture addresses the politics of fear
Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, explains the idea of security using a poster produced by the British Ministry of Information during World War II in his lecture on Tuesday. In the lecture “The Politics of Fear: Balancing Liberty and Security at Home and Abroad” Neidleman spoke of American suspicion toward Muslim communities but also expressed optimism about the place of the United... 

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast
Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management, discusses the possibility of democracy in the Middle East in the Hot Spots lecture last Thursday. Ghazzawi was joined by professors Yousef Daneshbod, Yehi Mortag and Jason Neidleman. In the lecture “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges” the four professors each expressed their opinions on issues in the Middle East and took questions... 

Panel looks at Middle East issues

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer A faculty panel discussed the past, present and future of Lebanon, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries currently dealing with corruption and revolt. The discussion, “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges,” part of the Hot Spots speaker series a crowd of about 50 to the President’s Dining Room last week. Panelists Jason Neidleman, Issam Ghazzawi, Yousef... 

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay

Jason Neidleman on health care, Coldplay
When Associate Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman isn’t teaching he’s taking his daughter to preschool five minutes away from his house. At La Verne Neidleman teachs courses on political and legal theory, public law, state and local politics, and Middle Eastern politics and history. He is also the pre-law adviser at the University and the faculty adviser for the Pre-Law Society. /... 

Neidleman presses for citizenship

Aisha Gonzalez Staff Writer Jason Neidleman, associate professor of political science, gave a lecture on citizenship to students in the doctoral program Saturday in La Fetra Hall. Neidleman’s lecture, “We Are All Idiots,” drew from his book “General Will is Citizenship: Inquiries into French Political Thought,” published in 2000. Using his research on Jean Jacques Rousseau, a political philosopher... 
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