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'Caesar' to go on after director's death

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is mourning the unexpected death of John Slade, who was directing this summer’s production of “Julius Caesar,” but the show will go on with the festival’s founder stepping in to bring his colleague’s vision to the stage.

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Grants fund Cal Lutheran student research

California Lutheran University has awarded grants to 30 undergraduate students so they can spend the summer researching questions ranging from why Brazilian squirrel monkeys wash their hands and feet in their urine to whether the gut bacteria in green sweat bees on Santa Rosa Island differ from that in those living on the mainland. 

Cal Lutheran research in Shark Week

Research conducted by a California Lutheran University marine biologist into the DNA of great white sharks will be featured in Shark Week’s kickoff episode this summer.

'Julius Caesar' closes Kingsmen season

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will close its 21st season with a modern-day “Julius Caesar” featuring a female Cassius among other gender-swapped and untraditionally cast roles.

KCLU journalist wins 3rd national award

KCLU Radio News Director Lance Orozco received a national award for excellence in journalism on Friday.

First-of-its-kind water market launches

California’s first formal, centralized market for individual landowners to buy and sell groundwater has been launched on the Oxnard Plain, and the United States Department of Agriculture has awarded a $1.9 million grant to expand the pilot project later this year. 

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Right answers

For 16 years, Cal Lutheran students have been the lifeblood of a program that boosts college prospects for kids in public housing.

A dry spell to remember

Ramifications of and local responses to California's worst drought in a millennium are the subject of a documentary by two students and a professor.

Have to have faith

Senior Mehak Sachdev is helping peers to grapple, in the most personal way, with our polarized politics.

Food for worms

Vermicomposting is the latest piece of a strategy to discard less and grow more on campus – toward a food system we can live with.

Shark pup tank

A few undergraduate students who hope they’ll never work for anyone else are passing that goal along to fourth- and fifth-graders.

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