This year, use the rare Monday free of classes as an opportunity for personal growth. Considering that students have been on campus for a week and little homework has been assigned since then, there are few excuses to not participate in events on campus or in the greater St. Louis area.
Pride Alliance celebrates Transgender Awareness Week with events on campus this week, Nov. 12 through Nov. 16.
Students, faculty and administrators gathered outside of Francis Olympic Stadium to show support for the victims of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Asian and Pacific Islanders Demanding Justice (APIDJ) hosted the event to address racially insensitive messages sent in the Umrath first floor GroupMe Sept. 30. It was designed to create a safe space for Asian and Pacific Islanders and other students to discuss the incident and to share their experiences as minority students on campus.
Offensive ideas are not new to campus. Communities of color deal with problematic comments and behaviors constantly. Why does it take one of those comments going viral on campus to get a response?
Jason Stockley was acquitted fpr the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith one year ago Sept. 15., a decision sparked protests throughout the city in the following days. In the year since the verdict, Washington University has taken several steps to support students, staff and faculty and to promote diversity and inclusion.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted a meeting, timed with racial conflicts occurring in St. Louis and across the country, to discuss white supremacy on campus open to Washington University students, faculty and staff Oct. 5.
Posters promoting “Identity Evropa”—a white supremacist group that attempts to spread its message primarily on college campuses—were found in and around the Village last Monday.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, now in its third year on Washington University’s campus, has created a new assistant dean for inclusion and engagement position and has hired Dr. Christi Smith to fill the post.
In an effort to show solidarity with the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities, members of the Washington University class of 2021 penned a letter showing their support for those effected.