​2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Midterm Elections Forum
7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Michigan 2018: What Your Vote Will Decide
7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

2016-17

Monday, October 23
Immigration and What It Means in the USA
7:00-9:00 PM, Bovee UC Auditorium

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 International 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.

  • Cajetan Iheka, "Civility and the Quest for a Better Society:  Insights from my CMU Experience," published in CM Life, April 28, 2011
  • Nicolas Persons, "Wrong, But Useful," published in CM Life, April 1, 2011
  • Kelli Rex, “Straight, but Not Narrow: Enlightened Self-Interest and the Gay Rights Movement”
  • Sara Wiseman, "Our Uncivil War"

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