Chancellor Mark Wrighton has agreed to meet with student protest organizers about issues surrounding recent events in Ferguson next semester. This meeting with administrators was one of student protesters’ demands of the chancellor and Washington University. Despite this demand being met, on-campus protests have continued, including one this weekend at the December degree-candidate recognition ceremony.
Hundreds of students expanded the scope of protest activities on campus Thursday afternoon, including marching through Olin Library and protesting on the lawn of the chancellor’s residence.
A walkout that began with 70 people gathered outside Goldfarb Hall in protest of last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown culminated with over 300 people in the Danforth University Center protesting the decision.
Lines of students blocked the intersection of Forsyth and Skinker Boulevards for about 15 minutes Monday morning, protesting a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
On the first day of classes after Thanksgiving break, Washington University students continued to protest last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson with a pair of on-campus actions.
Students gathered Thursday night to remember and raise awareness for 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School who were kidnapped by local police and are now missing. Washington University students organized a vigil in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to bring together those concerned about the disappearances and upset by the Mexican government’s actions.
Student Union Senate and the Washington University chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms teamed up this week to present a panel on mental health and the language of mental health in everyday use.
Diversity and Social Justice Educator Jessica Pettitt spoke about avoiding burnout and sustaining efforts to effect change Wednesday night.
Medics taught students the skills needed to prepare for a protest Monday night as the St. Louis community braces for the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case.
Despite venue constraints, Dance Marathon at Washington University in St. Louis celebrated its 16th straight year on campus this Saturday, raising a now-typical amount of more than $150,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis.