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Commentary: La Verne students must be proactive

<i>Commentary</i>: La Verne students must be proactive
Branden del Rio, Editor in Chief Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with President Devorah Lieberman, Vice Provost Homa Shabahang and ASULV President Nick Sloot to discuss the 6.5 percent tuition increase. During our meeting President Lieberman said something that struck a chord with me and our news editor, Lauren Creiman, and I sat on the sofa in her office in Founders Hall. “I wish we could... 

Scholarship recognizes performers

Scholarship recognizes performers
Freshman Sierra Taylor of Covina and sophomore Jordan Randall of Upland relax in Dailey Theatre. They share the distinction of being selected as the 2011 Performance Scholarship Theater Art recipients. Both aspire to be successful actors in the film industry. / photo by David Bess Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor While waiting in line for the theater performance scholarship audition last... 

University budget is chaotic

In the fall of 2010, the University of La Verne welcomed approximately 543 freshmen and 228 transfer students, bringing the total undergraduate enrollment to 1,894 students. The projected enrollment for fall 2011 boasts similar numbers and a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,044 students. Theoretically this influx means that the University, whose budget is strongly dependent on tuition, has much... 

Private college not so expensive

Years ago, choosing a state school was financially easier and more rational than attending a small, private university. Recently, however, the “typical” affordable college has shifted from public to private schools since the Cal State and UC systems have been devastated by financial woes. A private university such as the University of La Verne provides larger financial aid packages and more class... 

Tuition increase doesn’t add up

Tuition increase doesn’t add up
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas If incoming freshmen back in fall 2007 knew that tuition would increase by more than $4,000 once they became seniors, it is likely some would have thought twice before taking the Leo plunge. Granted, if they also knew that the Cal State system would be devastated by financial woes, La Verne would probably have still been their best choice. Regardless, the fact... 

Students air tuition, food issues at ASULV forum

Michael Phillips Staff Writer The Associated Students of the University of La Verne addressed constituents’ concerns about food service offerings, tuition increases and how student fees are spent at a student-run forum. This discussion was held on Tuesday in the Ludwick Conference Center Ballroom A with nearly 30 students in attendance. One of the top priorities of conversation was tuition and... 

More students pay for college alone

Mark Vidal Editorial Director “Go to college” is what every student in America hears growing up. But with 9.7 percent of the U.S. population unemployed, more and more students are hearing “Go to college, and find a way to pay for it.” Seventy-six percent of a thousand parents surveyed in 2009 said they are worried about being able to pay for college, according to Public Agenda, a nonprofit... 

ULV is the place to be

By now, the full-time student at the University of La Verne has paid or made arrangements for spring semester’s tuition of $14,125. It is a grim reminder to the student drowning in student loans that a year’s tuition has increased $1,340 for the 2009-10 academic year. Yet amid the rising costs of a private college education in this awful economic climate, we Leopards have it pretty darn good. Once... 
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