The University of La Verne plans to be fully operational by the fall 2020 semester through the implementation of various measures officials hope will provide safety and financial stability moving forward, President Devorah Lieberman announced via email last week.
University of La Verne administration and a member of the student population disagreed on the efficacy of enrollment and retention rates in relation to ethnicity at the University during a recent ASULV meeting.
On April 17, junior speech communications major Tyler Anderson and another black student proposed Oshun, a separate funding hub for black focused clubs on campus, to Loretta Rahmani, chief student affairs officer, Lawrence Potter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Richard Rose, professor of religion and philosophy, President Devorah Lieberman, Provost Jonathan Reed and Beatriz Gonzales, chief diversity officer. Anderson announced the plan to some students at a Black Student Union meeting May 7.
The University of La Verne has reached its “2020 Strategic Vision” fundraising goal of a $100 million endowment. But fundraising efforts have not offset the financial problems caused by the sudden dip in enrollments this academic year at the tuition dependent University.
The University of La Verne has had trouble recently retaining students from freshman through senior years. There are undoubtedly many reasons for this retention problem. However, the fact that tuition increases by between roughly 4 percent and 6 percent almost every year in recent memory – or more than twice the rate of inflation – is most likely one of the main reasons.
President Devorah Lieberman addressed concerns about president-elect Donald Trump and how his presidency may affect students here during the State of the University address Monday in the Campus Center Ballroom.
Put on your dancing shoes and head over to downtown Pomona’s Second Street any fourth Sunday of the month to Walk The Beat as it livens up with free live music events in a variety of venues, within arms reach.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared a water shortage emergency on April 27, and issued a one-day-a-week outdoor watering restriction for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties, which is home to about 6 million southern Californians effective June 1.