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