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Plants support sustainability

Karla Rendon Editorial Director The University of La Verne has placed drought resistant plants around the north side of the campus in an effort to save an estimated 1.1 million gallons of water each year. Different types of grass, sage and dwarf bottlebrush plants have debuted their appearance near the Counseling and Psychological Services building, Stu-Han, Brandt and the Avenue of Trees. “The liquid... 

Drought causes businesses to conserve water

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer La Verne faces the distress of California’s three-year drought with newly introduced regulations on water use. According to the United States Geological Survey, in 119 years of recorded history, 2013 was the driest calendar year for California, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a drought state of emergency last January. At last month’s La Verne City Council meeting,... 

Former chemistry professor dies at 89

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Long-time chemistry professor Dr. Ernest Ikenberry died in his home at Hillcrest retirement community on Oct. 30. He was 89. Dr. Ikenberry first came to La Verne in 1956 to teach chemistry and was joined by Dr. Bob Neher in 1958, who joined the faculty to teach biology. They created what would be the foundation for the natural sciences division. “He was an inspiring... 

University takes on Green Challenge

Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The University of La Verne is one of the only two universities in California to commit to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge to focus on funding sustainable and environmentally sound projects around campus. The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, launched by the Sustainable Endowments Institute alongside 16 other organizations, encourages colleges, universities and other institutions... 

La Verne could get bike-friendly moniker

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The League of American Bicyclists is considering the University of La Verne for recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly University” for 2014. According to the League’s website, the applications are scored across the “Five E” categories, which are engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. Professor of Humanities Al Clark is optimistic about... 

Community News: City surpasses recycling mandate

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer As California increases its waste diversion quota, La Verne’s business and residential community are emphasizing recycling. Passed in 2012, Assembly Bill 341 called for California to raise its waste diversion rate to 75 percent by the year 2020, a 25 percent increase from the past state quota established by AB 939 in 1989. One way to help meet that new goal is to encourage... 

The electric car’s time has come

Alex Forbess Staff Writer The U.S. thought it was dead, but Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Jay Jones assured 15 people that the electric car is back with a vengeance, Friday in La Fetra Auditorium. Jones explained the benefits of the electric car and showed, “In Context: Revenge of the Electric Car,” a movie that explains how this once dead technology has finally been embraced by the majority... 

Panel addresses mining conditions in Peru

Panel addresses mining conditions in Peru
Hector Delgado, professor of sociology; Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry; and Michael Robinson Chávez, Los Angeles Times photographer, discuss the effects of gold mining in Rinconada, Peru, during a panel discussion March 8 that also included, Professor of Spanish Gabriella Capraroiu and Professor of Political Science Gitty Amini. The panel, which took place in Morgan Auditorium, dicussed... 

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team’s centennial

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team's centennial
In the second preliminary round of the Faculty Debate series, Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, passionately sides with the government on the motion, “This house should peg the retirement compensation arrangements of all company executives to the average wage of that company’s workers.” The event, Tuesday in La Fetra, was hosted by the debate team. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian... 

Sports complex faces rough road: Brown Property may be tainted

Sports complex faces rough road: Brown Property may be tainted
Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Low levels of contamination found at the University of La Verne’s Campus West are believed to be remnants left by previous occupants of the property, according to a University report. While the exact results of the analysis report were not disclosed, the contaminant found in the northeastern portion of the property apparently does not present an immediate danger. “It’s... 
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