Student Union is reconsidering how to handle appeals for proposed Trending Topics speakers after Treasury voted to approve funding for GlobeMed, a student-run nonprofit organization that promotes global health equity, to bring Barbara Pierce Bush to campus.
Renowned anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer gave a lecture based upon his well-known mantra, “staff, stuff and systems,” in relation to public health disparities on Friday.
At a time when the Affordable Care Act is at the center of national attention, its creator came to Washington University to give his two cents. Jonathan Gruber, architect of the Affordable Care Act and a chief advisor to President Barack Obama, delivered the keynote speech for the GlobeMed at Wash U Hilltop conference on Oct.
With representatives voting down speakers they thought would draw crowds but fail to make any lasting campus impact, Student Union Treasury allocated $77,000 to bring politician-diplomat Jon Huntsman and economist Jonathan Gruber to campus this fall.
On Thursday, four Washington University student groups are collaborating to promote awareness of World AIDS Day on campus. The Washington University Undergraduate Public Health Association (WUUPHA), WUSTL FACE AIDS, Wash U H.O.P.E., Ashoka and GlobeMed are partnering to hold events across the Danforth Campus.