During the month of January, a team of eight student biologists embarked on an adventurous and unpredictable trip across the Baja Peninsula. The purpose of the excursion was to study everything from geology to the flora and fauna of the area. The team was lead by Dr. Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry. This would be Dr. Jones's first Baja trip in eight years.
The Fletcher Jones Foundation, a California nonprofit benefit corporation, has granted the proposal of the Biology Department for $1.5 million "to endow and establish the Fletcher Jones Chair in Biology at the University of La Verne."
Dr. Dan Merritt, professor of zoology, has been taking groups of students to a pond located at the Mary Vagle Nature Center in Fontana since September 1995 to clean it up and ensure its biological balance.
Dr. Robert T. Neher, chair of the natural science division and professor of biology, is organizing a trip to Drummond, Mont., to make major improvements on the University of La Verne Bearmouth Field Research Complex for six weeks this summer. Some faculty members are arranging to go with Dr. Neher, although the plans are not definite.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.