The panel featured speakers with expertise in the academic study of refugees or who have experience in the resettlement process. The panelists answered questions concerning challenges facing Muslim refugees in the resettlement process, barriers particular to female refugees and the efforts to humanize these challenges.
The Loop Trolley connecting the Delmar Loop to Forest Park is set to open Nov. 15 with an opening ceremony after numerous delays, requests for increased funding and concerns raised by small businesses.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson will deliver three lectures at Washington University this week as a part of the Assembly Series sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.
A plan to move Student Technology Services into a renovated Ursa’s Stageside is in preliminary stages, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Rob Wild.
OWN IT WashU hosted its fourth-annual women’s leadership summit in Bauer Hall on Nov. 10. The student-run conference is designed to provide young women the opportunity to engage and network with successful women in business, STEM and creative fields.
A quick roundup of some of this week’s on-campus news, including a the addition of a veteran ally training program in the Brown School, a new NIH grant for leukemia research, a nonprofit appointing an assistant professor to its annual council and Holocaust Studies panel hosted by WU professors.
In remembrance of Kristallnacht, a two-day period of anti-Semitic violence that occurred during the Holocaust, Washington University and the University’s Hillel chapter held their annual Holocaust Awareness Week with a special keynote address given by Holocaust survivors Bob Geminder, 83, and Gabriella Karin, 87, Nov. 8.
Pride Alliance celebrates Transgender Awareness Week with events on campus this week, Nov. 12 through Nov. 16.
WashU Votes, an arm of the Washington University Gephardt Institute, teamed up with Student Union to host a Party at the Polls event during the national midterm elections Nov. 6.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won Missouri’s senatorial race over incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, and incumbent Democrat William Lacy Clay kept his seat in District 1—the Congressional District containing Washington University—at the midterm elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Missouri voters also passed a series of ballot initiatives, including legalizing medical marijuana, an overhaul to the state’s legislative redistricting process and an increase in the minimum wage.