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Provost Jonathan Reed addresses the Faculty Senate meeting Monday in the Howell Boardroom. The meeting included a discussion of what precautions are being taken by the university due to last week’s social media threats and arson, as well as to take any questions from faculty members about what they should be doing in the classroom. Reed said he felt it necessary to make sure that everyone in the room recognized that the University would not tolerate racism and that an act against any student was an act against the University as a whole. / photo by Kayla Salas

University grapples with aftermath of apparent hate crimes

In response to last week’s apparent hate crimes –  a racist threat on social media directed at a specific group of students, followed by arson in a student’s car – several students rallied in Johnson Family Plaza to condemn these actions, while faculty discussed the appropriate response at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday.

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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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