From Feb. 21-28, Arts & Sciences hosted Ampersand Week to celebrate the liberal arts on campus and give students a chance to celebrate the unique flexibility of the college.
Thursday night’s Pan-Asia Week discussion on transnational identity drew together various campus Asian groups to start a dialogue on the meaningful experiences of living with a variety of Asian identities.
In an effort to increase involvement and energize fundraising, this year’s Relay for Life is tapping into Greek Life and firing up some friendly competition for the cause.
Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go to space, spoke in Graham Chapel on Saturday about her time with the astronaut program and her work with the 100 Year Starship program.
As part of this year’s Speaker Series, Olympian Michelle Kwan spoke on Monday about her time as a skater and in her new career as a State Department senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs, as well as her identity as an Asian-American.
On Thursday night as part of Sex Week, the Social Justice Center co-hosted “Love at First Swipe: Tinder Culture and College Sexuality,” a Java & Justice Session. Around 20 students attended the discussion, which centered around how Washington University students use Tinder and how talking on the app compares to meeting people in face-to-face interaction.
Reza Aslan, a religious historian and long-form journalist, spoke on Tuesday in Graham Chapel on the subjects of faith, extremism and democracy.
As part of Mortar Board Week, Brittany Packnett of Teach for America St. Louis spoke in the Danforth University Center on Tuesday evening about institutionalized racism and education.
The Washington University Political Review brought Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic and well-known author, to speak on Wednesday in Graham Chapel on the subject of racism in the United States.
Comedian John Mulaney will perform at Washington University this spring, Social Programming Board announced Sunday night.
The Spring Comedy Show will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Graham Chapel, and doors will open at 8 p.m.