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Junior environmental ethics major Erik Bahnson, junior biology major Kim Rossello, and sophomore computer science major Tianna Cano gather in front of the Metropolitan Water District’s solar panels, an alternative energy source that could replace fossil fuels. The Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion and Service club gathered over 200 signatures for a petition for the University to divest from the fossil fuel industry. / photo by Janelle Kluz

Petition fights fossil fuel investments

Erik Bahnson, president of Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion and Service club, or SEEDS, is drafting a letter to the University’s Board of Trustees to urge the University to divest not only from fossil fuel industries, but also invest in funds that comply with Environment, Social and Governance standards.

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Marcus Eriksen, cofounder and director of research for the 5 Gyres Institute, visited the University of La Verne on Friday, April 13. Eriksen discussed his book Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution in La Fetra Auditorium. While on a trip to the Sahara desert Eriksen discovered a camel corpse full of plastic in place of its stomach. Eriksen collected the plastic and placed it in a bag to bring along to lectures to show the impact of plastic pollution around the world.

Plastic ‘smog’ spreads in the ocean

Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of 5 Gyres Institute, sailed from Long Beach to Hawaii on a raft kept afloat with plastic bottles to raise awareness about plastic pollution in marine environments. Eriksen shared his story, the organization’s discoveries about plastic pollution, and its effect on marine life with an audience of 40 people Friday in LaFetra […]

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Nancy Cushen White, a dyslexia research specialist from University of California-San Francisco, discusses dyslexia and the benefits of structured literacy during her keynote speech for the second annual Neurodiversity Symposium Sunday in the Campus Center. White discussed Dyslexia and the benefits of structured literacy. White went through all 44 phonetic sounds within the English alphabet. The conference was sponsored by the Center for Neurodiversity, Learning and Wellness. / photo by Katie Pyne

Event discusses dyslexia education

Educators, doctors and other experts on the subject of dyslexia hosted workshops on dyslexia, literacy, and teaching methods as part of the second annual Neurodiversity Symposium Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom and various classrooms.  Niki Elliott, clinical faculty member of special education and co-director of the Center For Neurodiversity, Learning, and Wellness, began the […]

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