The University of La Verne office of academic advising and career center are combining into one office, with the goal of serving students more thoroughly from choosing majors and classes as well as internships and careers.
The law, Assembly Bill 376, was approved by the legislature in August 2020, and went into effect last month. It protects students who borrow for their education as follows: It sets time frames for student loan providers that must be followed; it maintains records; and it requires proper training for customer service personnel in how not to engage in unfair practices.
A March Department of Education report highlighted the University of La Verne as an exemplary school for low-income students. ULV joins other private institutions such as Converse College in South Carolina, Agnes Scott College in Georgia and the Sage Colleges in New York as private institutions that have more than 40 percent Pell Grant recipients, with half of those recipients graduating in less than six years.
Starting in fall 2012, incoming freshmen at the University will be place in “learning communities” or linked classes, as the University begins to implement changes with the goal of creating a “La Verne Experience” the supports students and distinguishes the University.
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.
Aiden Aizumi, a transgender activist and University of La Verne alumnus, shared his experience in honor of Transgender Rememberance Day on Nov. 20 via Zoom. This event also centered around remembering those in the transgender community who have died this past year due to violence.