Chalaun Lomax

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The Portrait Representation Project: Letter from the Writer

In the spring of 2016, senior editors Noah Jodice and Alberto de la Rosa conceptualized a project examining racial and gender representation in portraiture on the Danforth Campus. The project, called the Portrait Representation Project, involved Student Life reporters conducting a campus-wide review of all portraits hanging in public spaces at Washington University.

| Former Director of Diversity Initiatives

Portrait Representation Project

The Portrait Representation Project is a staff-wide initiative that focuses on the representation of marginalized communities on Washington University’s campus. Student Life staff conducted a campus-wide review of portraits hanging in the Danforth campus, as well as interviews with administrators, faculty and portrait artists. Thus far, we’ve collected data on over 90 portraits. This data reveals who is represented among the university’s donors, alumni, former administrators and faculty and, more importantly, who isn’t represented.

| Staff Reporter

‘It’s important for us to talk about it:’ Martin on free speech and WU

Amidst criticism about the administration’s messaging surrounding politics and a transition in university leadership soon to come, Student Life sat down with Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin to discuss his vision for a more inclusive university. What follows is Martin’s views on free speech and political dialogue at Washington University.

| Staff Reporter

Counterpoint: Beyonce cares about Black people

When people question Beyonce’s concern for black people and ask her to “do more,” what does that mean? Are they asking for her to use her platform and resources to elevate black people? She’s done that.

| Staff Writer

WU to launch Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Washington University will establish a Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity in fall 2019.

In an announcement during the fifth annual “Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action,” Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin announced the launch of a university-wide center, which will promote interdisciplinary research on race and ethnicity.

| Staff Reporter

Band of Brothers: Bridging the gap between WU and St. Louis’ NPHC fraternities

In our third and final installment, we will discuss the relationship between Washington University and St. Louis’ National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations, as well as ways to bridge the gap between black students and black fraternities.

and | Staff Reporters

Band of Brothers: Exploring the relationship between WU black men and historically black fraternities

Today, we’ll dive deeper into what prevents brothers from engaging with black Greek organizations and the cultural differences between black and white fraternities in St. Louis.

| Director of Diversity Initiatives

A letter from the editors

We are so thankful to our staff for their efforts and investment in this issue, and to you, our readership, for continuing to hold us accountable day in and day out.


Band of Brothers: Black men talk their experiences in WU’s white fraternities

To some within the black community, joining a white fraternity can be considered taboo.

| Director of Diversity Initiatives

Prospective WU students to be automatically considered for academic division-based merit scholarships

Prospective Washington University students are no longer required to submit a separate application for academic division-based scholarship programs beginning in the fall 2019 admissions cycle.

| Staff Reporter

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