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Christopher Ligot, La Verne junior left fielder, slides into an out at second base during a double play started by Pomona-Pitzer freshman second baseman Hunter Hennigh in the bottom of the first inning of game one Saturday at Ben Hines Field. The Leopards took the first game, 8-0, and the second, 14-4. La Verne is now 23-11 overall and 14-4 in SCIAC play.

Leos sweep Pomona-Pitzer series

Sophomore pitcher Cody Norman and the Leopards’ offense carried La Verne to a 8-0 win against Pomona-Pitzer in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader at Ben Hines Field. La Verne dominated Pomona-Pitzer over the weekend, sweeping the three-game series and taking sole possession of second place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Dean of the College of Law Gilbert Holmes talks about how one should rethink the measures of success in “My Last Lecture,” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Holmes said law students should not expect to pass the Bar exam the first time they take it, and if they do, that is not the only way to measure their skills as lawyers. Holmes said that his law school experience was made by his peers, not the academics and the institution itself.

Holmes gives upbeat ‘Last Lecture’

University of La Verne College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes gave his “Last Lecture” to 37 faculty members and students Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Holmes, who joined the College of Law as dean in 2013, will retire at the end of the academic year.  Holmes’ short lecture reflected on some of the challenges […]

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Christian Bracho, assistant professor of teacher education, shares his coming out story at Speak Out Celebrating QPOC, or queer people of color, as part of the Gaypril series of events Monday in Sneaky Park. He said that it is important for QPOC to have opportunities to share their stories because they suffer in invisible ways and are more subject to self-harm and danger. Bracho said that teachers should be agents of social change in the United States and Mexico regarding LGBT issues. / photo by Tyler Evains

Speak out

Christian Bracho, assistant professor of teacher education, shares his coming out story at Speak Out Celebrating QPOC, or queer people of color, as part of the Gaypril series of events Monday in Sneaky Park.

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Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens, a graduate student of Master of Arts Social Justice Higher Education Administration program, holds a poodle mix named Crackers, a therapy dog from Paws-to-Share, Tuesday on the University Mall. Crackers’ owner, Frank DePalma, said the rescued dog is the first pet he and his wife share. After rescuing Crackers, the DePalmas enrolled in the Paws program. The Office of Housing and Residential Life brings the therapy dogs to mingle with the campus community each month. / photo by Tyler Evains

Canine comfort

Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens, a graduate student of Master of Arts Social Justice Higher Education Administration program, holds a poodle mix named Crackers, a therapy dog from Paws-to-Share, Tuesday on the University Mall.

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Tatiana Tatarinova, Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in computational biology, explains the significance of digging graves to discover ancient bodies’ countries of origin to an audience of 37. She presented the lecture, “Bioinformatics for Fun, for History, and Everything else,” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. She talked about the Khazarian puzzle, or the idea that Khazars were converted to Judaism and subsequently diluted their culture. Tatarinova has found Khazar DNA in remains from eastern European countries.

Lecture digs into evolution of DNA

Roughly 40 students and faculty gathered in the President’s Dining Room for Tuesday’s faculty lecture, “Bioinformatics for Fun, for History, and Everything else,” by Tatiana Tatarinova, professor of computational biology, and one of two new Fletcher Jones endowed chairs in the department.

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