Black Mental Health Forum opens intersectional dialogue

The Black Mental Health Forum, sponsored by the Association of Black Students, provided a space for students to openly discuss mental health in the black community Friday, Nov. 17.

Anjali Vishwanath | Contributing Reporter

Association of Black Students looks to refocus goals, improve resources in coming election

The Association of Black Students (ABS) is hoping to clarify its goals and mission in an effort to better serve students in anticipation of Washington University’s plans to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity on campus. An upcoming election to decide the group’s executive members may be a step forward in these efforts.

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‘Blacktivism’ event brings alum to talk research, activism, race, sexuality and gender politics

Dawn-Elissa Fischer, a Washington University alumna and associate professor of Africana studies at San Francisco State University, spoke about her research into hip-hop and her efforts to improve racial diversity.

Laura Lee | Contributing Reporter

‘Star Trek’ and ‘Reading Rainbow’ star LeVar Burton speaks in Graham Chapel

Appearing as a part of the Student Union Speaker Series and brought in by the Association of Black Students, actor, producer and education advocate LeVar Burton spoke to a full Graham Chapel on Thursday night.

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CNN anchor gives lecture about the portrayal of race in the media

Soledad O’Brien, host of CNN’s “In America,” drew students and community members to Graham Chapel Tuesday evening for her address entitled “State of Race: On TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives.” O’Brien’s speech was the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, which is sponsored by the Association of Black Students (ABS).

SU approves MLK Week speech by CNN racial issues reporter

Student Union Treasury approved the Association of Black Students’ (ABS) appeal to bring CNN news anchor Soledad O’Brien to Washington University as part of the Assembly Speaker Series to headline their Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Week in the beginning of April. Her speech and the following question and answer session will take place in Graham Chapel on April 5.

College political groups debate health care

In spite of President Obama’s calls for bipartisan health care reform, only one Republican congressman—Rep. Anh Cao of Louisiana—voted for the House’s sweeping health care overhaul bill on Saturday.

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Live blogging the Mother’s Bar incident town hall

The Association of Black Students, Connect4 and the Senior Class Council are hosting a town hall-style forum tonight to address students’ reactions to the alleged discrimination that took place at the Original Mothers Bar during the senior class trip to Chicago two weeks ago.

| Student Life Editors