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GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Andres Chavez, grandson of Civil Rights activist, Cesar Chaves, speak about how Lantina Millennials can be the voice of change in the 21st century Friday, March 24, 2017.

Carrying on the legacy

A hero for farm workers. An icon for the Latino community. A civil rights activist who would not stop until all people had their rights. César Chávez was and is an icon for the grassroots and civil rights movements as he championed unions for the underrepresented workers in California and across the country.

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News briefs 03/27

This year’s Sigal Lecture, taking place Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium, will feature Simran Jeet Singh, a professor of religion at Trinity University and a senior religious fellow with the Sikh Coalition. Singh will be speaking on Islamophobia, the radicalization of religious identities and hate crimes.

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GVL / Luke Holmes -  Thomas Meyer held a lecture in the Loosemore Auditorium on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2016.

Chemistry professor discusses alternative energy need, possibilities

The human race has burned half of the world’s fossil fuel supply in 200 years. Eventually, fossil fuels will run out, and humanity will have to find another source of energy to provide electricity. George McBane, a chemistry professor at Grand Valley State University, said there are few sources of energy that are sustainable in that they will likely “outlive our species,” the main one being the sun.

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GVL/Meghan McBrady - Students gather to listen to the talk by Omar Lizardo, a professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, who spoke Friday, March 24, 2017 at the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science.

Looking at the relationship between music and sociology

What makes people enjoy their favorite genre of music? Is it because of the melody or artist, or is it because of gender, race or even their age? Omar Lizardo, a professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, spoke Friday, March 24, at the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science about why music is a significant topic in sociology.

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