Previous SUSO Topics

2016-17

Wednesday, September 21

What's happened to our parties? What's happened to our vote?

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Wednesday, October 19

Domestic Policy of the Candidates

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Thursday, November 3

Foreign Policy of the Candidates

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Tuesday, November 8

Election Night Party

Starting at 6:30 PM in UC Terrace Rooms

Food and games while we watch the results!

Tuesday, February 14

From Flint to Standing Rock: Communities and the Environment

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Tuesday, March 21

Safe Spaces / Free Expression? : How do academic freedom and equal education coexist?

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

2015-16

Monday, September 21

#MoreThanMarriage: Civil Rights and the LGBTQ+ Community

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Thursday, October 22

How to Make College Work for You: A Conversation with Richard Arum

Presented in partnership with the Teaching and Learning Collective

7:00-9:00 PM, Plachta Auditorium in Warriner Hall

Thursday, November 19

Life Interrupted: Meeting the Challenge of Refugee Crises

presented in partnership with Amnesty Internatioanl of CMU and the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Wednesday, January 27

Racism, Police, Communities

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Monday, February 29

Picking Your Candidates: Political Primaries 2016

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 29

Active Citizenship at CMU: Past and Present

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Come at 6:30 PM for cake! Celebrating 16 years of SUSO

2014-15

Wednesday, September 10

The Power of the Vote?

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Tuesday, September 23

Ferguson to Mount Pleasant: Police, Race, and Life on Campus

Presented in partnership with the Soup and Substance series

12:00-1:00 PM, UC Rotunda

Tuesday, October 21

Elections

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Wednesday, November 19

Back to Iraq?

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Monday, January 26

World War D : Disease and Public Health

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Wednesday, February 25

Join the National Conversation: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Presented in partnership with the Women and Gender Studies Program

7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Monday, March 23

This Panel is on Drugs

7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

 

2013-14

Wednesday, September 25
College: What Am I Doing Here?! A conversation with Andrew Delbanco 7:00-9:00 PM, Staples Hall in the Music Building

Monday, October 7
In the Courts, On the Ballot, In the Streets: The future of LGBTQ rights in Michigan
7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Tuesday, November 12
Global Encounters: Going beyond the comfort zone
7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Wednesday, January 29
Reinventing Michigan?
7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Tuesday, February 18
Nothing To Get All Twerked Up About: Youth, music and pop culture
7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

Thursday, March 27
Elections 2014
7:00-9:00 PM, Park Library Auditorium

2012-13

September 19
CAMPAIGN ME$$AGES: Who’s Paying, Who’s Talking and What Are They Saying?
Facilitator: Andrew Blom, (PHL/REL)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

October 3
Speaking to the Issues: Which Voting Blocs Will Turn the Elections?
Facilitators: Kathy Donohue, (HST) and Justin Smith, (SASW)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

October 17
Foreign Policy: The Candidates and Their Platforms
Facilitator: David Jesuit, (PSC)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

October 30
The Domestic Policies of the Candidates: Two Americas?
Facilitators: Merlyn Mowrey, (PHL/REL) and Ken Sanney, (BLR)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

November 6
Election Watch!
Facilitator: Ted Clayton, (PSC)
7 pm, UC Down Under Food Court

January 23
From the Ballot Box to the Inauguration: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Facilitator: Jim Hill (PSC)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

February 18
The End of Media as We Know It? Journalism in the Digital Age
Facilitator: Troy Hicks (ENG)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

2011-12

Thursday, September 15
10 Years After 9/11 - What Have We Learned?
Facilitator: David Jesuit (PSC)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

Tuesday, October 18
Students Speak Up about Gender and Sexual Identity Issues at CMU: Progress, Problems, Possibilities
Facilitator: Merlyn Mowrey (PHL/REL)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

Tuesday, November 15
Ecosystems and Ego-systems: Creating a Sustainable Future
Facilitator: Ted Clayton (PSC)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

Wednesday, February 29
R They Watching U?
Facilitator: Justin Smith (SASW)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

Tuesday, March 27
Elections 2012: The Power of the Primaries
Facilitator: Jeffrey Drury (CDA)
7-9 pm, UC Auditorium

10th Anniversary Writing Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the SUSO Writing Prize! The prizes were awarded at our final Spring 2011 forum to CMU students Cajetan Iheka, Nicolas Persons, Kelli Rex and Sara Wiseman.

2010-11

September 15 (Wednesday)
BP and the Big Spill: At What Cost Oil?
Facilitator: Edward Hinck (CDA)
7:00 pm, UC Auditorium

October 19 (Tuesday)
Elections 2010: What Do the Experts Say?
Facilitator: David Jesuit (PSC)
Panelists will include Griffin Chair Policy analysts
7:00 pm, UC Auditorium

November 17 (Wednesday)
Have Political Parties Become Toxic for America?
Facilitator: Dr. J. Cherie Strachan (PSC)
7:00 pm, UC Auditorium

Wednesday, January 26
Nuclear Threats?   War - Energy - Waste - Terrorism
Facilitator: Andrew Blom (PHL/REL)
7:00 pm, UC Auditorium

Wednesday, February 23
Immigration in the U.S.: Jobs and Justice
Facilitator: Justin Hayes-Smith (SASW)
7:00 pm, UC Auditorium

Tuesday, March 29
CMU Students Speak Up About College Life: The Good, The Bad and The Solutions
Facilitator: Merlyn Mowrey (PHL/REL)
7:00 pm, UC Auditorium

Speak Up, Speak Out forums — a space for students to have conversations about issues that matter.

a SUSO panel

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