Author, journalist Masha Gessen discusses Russian politics in Graham Chapel

Russian-American author and journalist Masha Gessen spoke at Graham Chapel about her most recent book, “The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,” as part of the Student Union Trending Topics lecture series Friday.

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Op-ed: Dr. Angela Davis should be welcomed and criticized

In 1984 and in 1988, she ran as the vice presidential candidate of the United States under the banner of the Communist Party.

Luke Voyles | Class of 2018

Political activist and speaker Angela Davis addresses sexual violence and abuse

Political activist, educator and author Angela Davis spoke to a full crowd about criminal justice reform as a part of Student Union’s Trending Topic’s Series in Graham Chapel Jan. 24.

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan | Contributing Reporter

SU successfully allocates wide range of subjects, speakers for Trending Topics speaker series

Last year, the Student Life editorial board called upon Student Union to change their allocation process to account for their mixed priorities in balancing quality—i.e. name recognition—and quantity. However, with a 100 percent budget increase for Trending Topics, we believe Student Union has made respectable strides towards reconciling their two goals.

Panel of black, trans activists discuss representation in media, nonprofits

Three black trans people spoke on issues of racial and trans representation in the media industry and social justice spaces at a PLUS: People Like Us and Student Union-hosted panel Tuesday. The panel, funded as part of Student Union’s Trending Topics series, featured actress and singer Mya Taylor, poet and educator J Mase III and comedian and radio show host Katrina Goodlett and was moderated by sophomore Emi Wyland.

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Artist, architect Maya Lin talks career, environment

Artist and architect Maya Lin spoke on how her career began, habitat extinction and the connection between art and architecture to around 100 students in Graham Chapel Thursday.

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St. Louis poet laureate reads at rescheduled event

St. Louis poet laureate Michael Castro recited poetry in the Goldberg Formal Lounge Wednesday evening after the event had been postponed in October due to his hospitalization.

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CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps lectures on health equity

Barbara Pierce Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps and daughter of former President George W. Bush, spoke about health equity to an audience of over 200 students in Graham Chapel on Sunday evening.

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St. Louis Poet Laureate reschedules Trending Topics event after hospitalization

A Trending Topics event scheduled for this past Tuesday has been postponed following the speaker’s hospitalization earlier this week.

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Vox editor-in-chief talks election, American political landscape

Ezra Klein, journalist, co-founder and editor-in-chief of media organization Vox, shared his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election Tuesday night in Graham Chapel.

Kayla Steinberg | Contributing Reporter