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Fraternity starts sexual assault conversation

Kellie Galentine Online Editor Kellie Galentine Online Editor Sexual assault became a conversation among students at Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s “Project Title IX: Where the Odds Become Even,” April 9 in the Campus Center Ballroom. More than 70 students, faculty and staff members filled the room and listened to a panel discussion hosted by the fraternity, which is known nationwide by the nickname... 

Administrators face student questions at forum

­­­Emily Lau Metro Editor Students discussed and received answers about pressing issues like tuition, financial aid and housing from administrators at the ASULV town hall meeting Thursday night in La Fetra. Administrators on hand to answer student questions were Heather Podsakoff, general manager of Bon Appétit; Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs; Juan Regalado, associate dean of students;... 

Video voyeurism investigation begins

A male student was detained and questioned by the La Verne Police Department last week on suspicion of video voyeurism at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in Brandt Hall. He was allegedly filming a female student without her consent. The suspect was later released and the University is currently conducting an administrative investigation to find the actual individual involved. Anyone with information on suspicious... 

Program aids students’ dreams

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The University of La Verne is the first private institution in California to partner with theDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program helping undocumented students receive financial aid. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated students who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. “We have a lot of great prospective students that... 

LVPD investigates sexual assault

The La Verne Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that occurred Sept. 24 in La Verne. On Monday Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, sent an email to the University of La Verne community informing the campus of the assault and asking for any information. According to the email, the assault involved a former student attacking a current undergraduate student near the La... 

New Leopards ‘Think About It’

Kristina Bugante Editor in Chief The University of La Verne recently made it mandatory for all incoming students to complete “Think About It,” an online training course designed to educate new students about alcohol, drugs and sexual violence prevention. Think About It is one of the many programs the University has implemented to be in compliance with the federal law and the Campus SaVE Act (Campus... 

CA Senate approves assault bill

The California State Senate last week unanimously approved a bill to require the state’s colleges and universities to implement an “affirmative consent” standard for dealing with sexual assault cases. Senate Bill 967, also called the “yes means yes” bill says that affirmative consent in sexual activity is an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” between the partners involved,... 

The Courage to Heal: Life after sexual assault

<i>The Courage to Heal</i>: Life after sexual assault
Clara Serrano, a junior business administration major, Alma Ayala, a sophomore business administration major and Kim Navarro, a junior business administration major discuss the product, Unplugged Budz at Take Back the Night last Friday. The proceeds from the sales will go directly to House of Ruth, a local organization that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. / photo by Katie Madden Katie... 

Take Back the Night: Standing for victims

<i>Take Back the Night</i>: Standing for victims
Kim Navarro, One in Three Club president; Sandy Maas, club vice president; Rebekah Reza, senior psychology major; Roxanna Bautista, sophomore psychology major; Lili Gradilla, intercultural program coordinator; and Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, hold a candlelight vigil Friday in honor of victims of sexual violence and abuse. The vigil was part of Take Back the Night, an event One in Three... 

Student input needed for diversity survey

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief A new university survey is looking to gauge diversity and inclusivity among La Verne students and faculty. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusivity and the Office of Institutional Research, the survey is meant to set a concrete baseline the university can use to set new goals for improving its campus climate. “Students who feel a sense of belonging to the school... 
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