Representatives from several student-run religious groups collaborated to plan Interfaith Week, a weeklong event showcasing religious diversity on campus.
Undergraduate and graduate students, professors and St. Louis community members gathered for a brief “speak-out” with the objective of making Washington University a sanctuary campus Wednesday afternoon in the Danforth University Center.
John McArthur, advisor to the United Nations Foundation and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, spoke on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and moving toward a higher standard of living for all people Thursday at the Brown School of Social Work as a part of Global Health Week and the Global Health Speaker Series.
A trio of St. Louis political and business leaders talked about economic and racial issues surrounding the April 4 St. Louis mayoral election, the first in 16 years not to feature current Mayor Francis Slay. The panel was co-hosted by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School Friday.
Comedian, actor and writer Hasan Minhaj discussed Donald Trump supporters, privilege and being Muslim in America to a large crowd in Graham Chapel Sunday evening.
Israeli entrepreneur and philanthropist Sivan Ya’ari, founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, spoke to students about the missions and actions of her organization, which brings Israeli technologies, food and seeds to African countries with the goal of ending cyclical poverty, at Hillel Tuesday.
Washington University community members gathered in Tisch Commons to hold a demonstration ahead of a talk on marriage and the importance of procreation by Reverend Jonathan Fisk, and sponsored by the Lutheran Student Fellowship, Monday evening.
Anne Frank’s stepsister spoke about her time in hiding during the Holocaust, her year in Auschwitz and the current state of politics in America in College Hall Thursday.
H Jon Benjamin, the voice behind animated comedy characters Bob Belcher from “Bob’s Burgers” and Sterling Archer from “Archer,” delivered a performance that dove into everything from diversity in comedy to President Donald Trump in Graham Chapel Wednesday night.
Grace Jo, a North Korean refugee and the vice president of the nonprofit NKinUSA, spoke about her journey escaping from a North Korean village and her subsequent path to resettlement in the United States.