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Letter to the Editor: Recognizing significance in USI events

Sarah Doerr

February 11, 2020

I was incredibly disappointed to see prominent members of USI’s faculty and staff hunched over their phones while sitting in reserved seating at Angela Davis’s Mandela Day address.   Certainly, this kind of behavior is not allowed at USI while classes are being held, so I am unsure as to why ...

Angela Davis inspires social awareness in students

Angela Davis inspires social awareness in students

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The turnout for Dr. Angela Davis’s speech was great. A live-stream was set up for those who weren't able to sit in Carter Hall due to overcrowding.  It was impressive to see how many people in the community were interested in social justice and came to be a part of the discussion. Every seat was...

Angela Davis to present 2020 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day keynote

Angela Davis to present 2020 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day keynote

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Angela Davis will be coming to USI on Feb. 5 to present “Democracy and Civil Engagement”.  The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. in Carter Hall. An Activism Fair will take place in Carter all prior to the presentation at 2 p.m. Davis is a distinguished professor, activist, and social ...

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