Trending Topics

SU brainstorms ways to account for canceled WILD, comedy show, Trending Topics events

With Student Union events such as WILD, the Spring Comedy Show and the final Trending Topics speaker event now canceled, SU is exploring their options for virtual programming, postponing events to next semester and re-allocating funds.

Ali Gold | Senior Editor

Trending Topics restructure aims to increase student engagement

Student Union and the Social Programming Board announced a new nomination process for the Trending Topics program, Feb. 17.

Em McPhie | News Editor

SU to address low student interest with proposed Trending Topics restructure

Student Union Vice President of Programming Charlotte Pohl and Speaker of the Treasury Alexa Jochims presented two proposals to restructure the process for selecting and nominating Trending Topics speakers to Senate and Treasury during a joint session, Jan. 28.

| Senior News Editor

‘How discretion is exercised’: Preet Bharara talks rethinking the role of the prosecutor

Around 75 students braved the hail and ice to watch former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara speak for Student Union’s Trending Topics Speakers series Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Curran Neenan | Senior Editor

‘Self-gentrification’: Majora Carter on empowering communities

To MacArthur “Genius” Grant winning urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter, issues of environmental neglect and economic disparities often go hand in hand. That’s why she’s dedicated much of her career to improving environmental and economic conditions in her hometown of South Bronx, New York City in order to preserve the community so that members no longer desire to leave in search of a higher quality of life.

| Senior Scene Editor

Student Union announces Trending Topics Speaker Series slate for 2019-2020 year

Student Union confirmed this year’s official speaker list for the Trending Topics Speaker Series, taking an unprecedented number of proposed speakers off the waitlist.

| Senior Editor

Covering Trump: Maggie Haberman reflects on her career

New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman shared her perspective on journalism during the kick-off of Student Union’s 2019-2020 Trending Topics Series in Graham Chapel, Sept. 4.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

SU Treasury selects Trending Topics speakers for 2019-2020 academic year

Student Union (SU) Treasury selected next year’s guest speakers for the 2019-2020 Trending Topics series on Sunday.

Curran Neenan and Julia Arbanas | Staff Reporters

Environmental activist Vandana Shiva speaks on the importance of earth justice

The Student Environmental Council and Ashoka hosted environmental activist Vandana Shiva to speak as part of Student Union’s Trending Topics speaker series in Graham Chapel Feb. 13.

| News Editor

Dismantling labels in the age of Trump: a conversation with Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is not the kind of politician most Washington University students support.

Jaden Satenstein | Senior Scene Editor

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