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Activist reflects on changing times

Activist reflects on changing times

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 11, 2020

The crowd stood and cheered as Angela Davis took the stage. “I was warned that Evansville is quite conservative,” Davis said as the crowd responded with laughter. The renowned educator, activist and scholar was the keynote speaker of the Mandela Social Justice Day event, which took place on Feb...

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...

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