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Overcoming Disability and Finding Love

The New York Times | July 02, 2021

After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in communications from the University of La Verne in 2012, [Kevin Brousard] moved to Colorado Springs to work at the United States Association of Blind Athletes, a nonprofit wing of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, where he is now programs and finance director. Read More »

Inland-area downtowns poised for revival as state lifts coronavirus restrictions

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | June 25, 2021

Seasonal events, pop-up markets and festivals will play a big role in bringing people back to downtown areas, Marcia Godwin, professor of public administration at the University of La Verne, said by phone. “What we’ve lost are festivals and events that people go to during certain holidays, that’s the bread and butter of downtown areas,” Godwin said. “We’re going to see an emphasis on being outdoors: art, taste of downtown events, and car shows. People are naturally going to return.” Read More »

University of La Verne graduates celebrate at drive-through parade

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | June 07, 2021

A total of 368 cars — more than one per minute — filled with spring 2021 graduates and their entourages paraded through the University of La Verne campus May 23 to celebrate the graduates’ academic achievement. Read More »

The solution to the craft beer industry’s sexism and diversity problems

The Washington Post | June 03, 2021

In mid-May, on the cusp of American Craft Beer Week, hundreds of women in the industry collectively shared experiences of sexism, assault, discrimination and toxicity on the job and at beer festivals. Spurred by Notch Brewing employee Brienne Allan’s Instagram post about her experiences with sexism, the revelations have roiled the craft beer world and led to resignations, apologies and sweeping calls for change. Read More »

Mental health and moms: Stress before, during pregnancy can affect kids' health

Good Morning America | May 28, 2021

"As a researcher, it makes sense to me that what’s happening to your body when you’re pregnant is going to affect the child that’s growing inside you," said Nicole E. Mahrer, Ph.D., co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at the University of La Verne in California. "What was surprising to me, though, was the fact that it can start so much earlier, before the pregnancy even happens." Read More »

Did Joe Biden or Donald Trump win your Inland Empire city?

The Press Enterprise | April 21, 2021

Marcia Godwin, a professor of public administration at the University of La Verne, said via email it’s “striking how much the Inland Valley areas — eastern Los Angeles County, western San Bernardino County, and western Riverside (County) — have become a sea of blue. Only the city of Norco remains deeply red.” Read More »

Now the tables are turned and students get to accept or reject colleges such as UCLA and USC

LA Times | April 19, 2021

As new COVID-19 cases decline and state restrictions on gatherings ease, Claremont McKenna College and the University of La Verne are two of the few campuses that have brought back limited in-person tours. Read More »

Monday Morning QB

WPFW News 89.3 | April 05, 2021

Roy Kwon, associate professor of sociology at the University of La Verne, discusses research on the uptick in mass shootings in America on "Monday Morning QB," a Washington, D.C.-based weekly news podcast. Read More »

Best Credit Cards: Ask The Experts

WalletHub | March 25, 2021

Q: What can we learn about the health of the economy from the terms offered by the market's best credit cards? A: The credit card offers you get to say more about your creditworthiness than anything else. When you start to become financially savvy and make smart financial decisions, you will receive more and more credit card offers with increasingly better terms. When this happens, you must continue to make financially sound decisions and use these offers to your advantage by eliminating high-interest debt and reaping the benefits of any promotional rates or rewards that might benefit you. Read More »

Best Cheap Car Insurance in California: Ask the Experts

WalletHub | March 16, 2021

Q: How do you think COVID-19 has affected consumer demand for car insurance? A: For people able to work from home during the pandemic, miles driven have fallen. Fewer miles mean lower car insurance premiums. People have received rebates and/or lower premiums when a new billing cycle started. Yet, for those who still needed to work in person, we have seen a large increase in the demand for used cars. In a pandemic, it is safer to drive yourself than to take the bus or train. For these individuals, they will need more insurance to cover "new" cars and more miles driven. Read More »