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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... 

Kennan fights for justice

Kennan fights for justice
Dan Kennan, senior adjunct professor of sociology, has written the books for two of his courses, including Selected Topics: The 1960s and the Native American Experience. / photo by Ryan Gann Christian Orozco Editorial Director If you have not seen senior adjunct professor of sociology Dan Kennan on campus, you might have seen his face on the corner of Indian Hill Boulevard and Arrow Highway in Claremont... 

News Briefs

Travel to India Professor of Sociology Sharon Davis and Professor of Anthropology Kimberly Martin are offering a two-week trip during January interterm to India that includes Mumbai, Agra and the Taj Mahal along with other cities. Course credit is included. The cost is $3,500 and covers airfare, hotels, transfers and some meals. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Martin at kmartin@laverne.edu... 

New dean plans rehab for College of Law

Robert Penalber Managing Editor With the recent hiring of a new dean for the College of Law, University of La Verne administrators are once again forming new strategies with the hope of finally receiving full accreditation from the American Bar Association. It is a project that has cost more than $32 million since 2001, and to this point ABA accreditation has remained just out of reach. Gilbert Holmes... 

Telephone system change expands communication options

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer The University of La Verne is currently in the process of bringing its telephone system more up to date. Nortel, the old system that the phones ran on, went bankrupt. In order to save the school money and have a more efficient phone system, La Verne decided to switch to Cisco Unified Communications System. The new telephones are guaranteed to reduce the schools entire... 

Faculty showcase research, creativity

Faculty showcase research, creativity
Juli Minoves Triquell, assistant professor of political science, and Provost Greg Dewey talked about research from the history and political science department at the Ninth Annual Research and Professional Activity Day on Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Kelley Magguilli Christian Orozco Sports Editor Faculty, staff and students gathered Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom to present and... 

Sharon Davis reveals goals of delinquents

Sharon Davis reveals goals of delinquents
Sharon Davis spoke on the topic “Get A Job: The Aspirational Dreams and Realities of Incarcerated Delinquent Males.” The Monday lecture, part of the Faculty Lecture Series, focussd on the achievable and unrealistic career goals of juvenile delinquents in the “GenMe “ generation, which includes people born between the years 1982 and 1999. Davis earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In the Nov. 5 issue of the Campus Times, the editors recommended a minimum SAT score higher than the 850 combined score apparently proposed by the College of Arts and Sciences (“SAT minimum should be raised”). If the proposal is to not accept applications from students with a score below 850, we think such a policy would be ill-advised. The National Association for College Admission... 

Davis talks writing process, sabbatical

Davis talks writing process, sabbatical
Sharon Davis teaches Sociology of Deviance, Juvenile Delinquency and Senior Thesis. Davis is also developing a class on the sociology of serial killers and mass murderers. She is chairwoman of the sociology and anthropology department. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor Sharon Davis, professor of sociology, has been on sabbatical since February. Although being a professor includes... 
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