Students do not often have the opportunity to learn and think deeply about faculty concerns; however, Debbie and I had the opportunity to join the 2019 Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat as Presidents of the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Governments. Focusing primarily on two broad topics, experts in various areas presented for 15-20 minutes on facts and figures about specific parts … Read More
Stewards of the Earth: An Indigenous Perspective
The first question asked tonight was, “Does anyone know whose land USC is on?” Not a single person raised their hands. The second – “Does anyone know what manifest destiny means?” Almost everyone had their palms up. What an incredible way to start a talk. Angel Mooney D’Arcy, an indigenous scholar, lawyer, professor, and executive director of the Sacred … Read More
Hasan Minhaj Live on Campus!!
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:50pm Politics and comedy collided last Wednesday night at Bovard Auditorium. Hasan Minhaj, a senior correspondent on The Daily Show and the star of the Netflix special Homecoming King, performed a new stand-up routine to over a thousand students as a part of a speaker series meant to highlight what it means to be Asian Pacific … Read More
Front Row for Issa Rae
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:17pm Issa Rae, a Golden Globe nominee and web/television creator, came to speak on campus last Tuesday night! Hosted by Graduate Student Government (GSG), Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, Speakers Committee, Black Student Assembly, Center for Empowered Learning Development and Technology, Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, and Center for Feminist Research, Issa Rae and … Read More