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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Many of you may have noticed the reserved parking spaces in our crowded parking lots. For $1,500 a year, employees are able to reserve a personal parking spot of their choice. This is a new policy the University has introduced this fall. At a time when parking is already a huge problem here at La Verne, I wonder if this policy is helping to solve that problem. University employees currently... 

New structure to improve parking

Celene Vargas Arts Editor The new parking structure, to be built on campus starting in October, has some surprises that will benefit students and the University. The four-story parking structure will have approximately 940 spaces in the structure and about 150 spaces in the surrounding lot. Most importantly, it will be free for students, according to Clive Houston-Brown, vice president for facilities... 

ULV fails to prepare for growth

The first week back to school from an eventful summer break is always one of the hardest things to get through. As we enter the new year at the University of La Verne, the resources needed to accommodate the student body growth were underestimated. The university administration knew how many incoming students were enrolled for the fall semester, yet, it was still underestimated. Many in the University... 

Parking structure levels academics

A multi-million dollar investment will soon become a reality this fall on the University of La Verne campus — an investment that supporters say will present a concrete solution to a longtime problem that faces not only our institution but the city of La Verne as well. The thing is, the solution is literally concrete. A five-level parking structure is set to break ground this October. This parking... 

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;... 

Campus Times Podcast, Ep. 1: ULV Parking

  This is the first of a series of stories highlighting key issues on and off campus. This first story deals with parking, a polarizing issue on campus. Host Julian Mininsohn gets the perspective from key officials as well as students from the University of La Verne.  Read More →

City reduces 3-hour parking

Michaela Bulkley Staff Writer After a parking study last summer, the city of La Verne reduced the legal limit for many of the timed parking spaces surrounding the ULV campus – to bolster downtown businesses. A city committee decided to adjust 179 parking spaces along Bonita Avenue, and B, D and E streets to reduce the traffic in downtown La Verne. One hundred and twenty-two spaces, which previously... 

Parking structure will open in 2016

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The building of a multi-leveled multi-million dollar parking structure was recently bumped to the top of the list for the Campus Master Plan. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015. “This opens the ability for the Campus Plan to be approved by the city,” said Erin Gratz, president of the faculty senate, Web and instructional technology librarian and... 

Parking is city’s priority

The University’s recent Master Plan has come under much scrutiny, deservedly so. It is a plan that will rely heavily on essential resources and should not be taken lightly. But critics of the plan should realize that the idea of a new five to six story parking structure is not an example of the University going astray, but the city prioritizing parking over the University’s academic plans — a... 

Parking permit prices to rise 31%

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor The price of University parking permits will increase by about 31 percent in fall 2014. The price of parking passes will increase from $95 per year to $125 per year for students, and faculty and staff parking fees will increase by the same ratio from $20 per month to $26 per month. “I completely understand and appreciate and am sensitive to the fact that... 
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