Award-winning columnist to lecture at Iowa State

Daily Staff

The Des Moines Register’s award-winning columnist Rekha Basu will visit the ISU campus Monday to present her lecture, “How the Media Looks at Women,” at the Memorial Union.

The lecture is part of the celebration for the 35th anniversary of the women and gender studies program at Iowa State.

Basu is a columnist for The Des Moines Register and focuses her columns around human rights, cultural trends and racial and gender issues.

She has written for the Register since 1991 and her columns are featured three times a week on the Register’s opinion pages.

Basu is a recipient of the 2008 Women of Influence Award, the Iowa Health Interfaith Alliance Award and the Iowa Farmers Union Media Award.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall.