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Prix Goncourt-winning author reflects on writing during roundtable conference

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, the 2021 winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, gave a talk titled “(In)visible writer, for whom do you sing?” during a conference sponsored by the French Connexions Center of Excellence on Oct. 30.

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Latine poet panel discusses cultural identity through poetic craft

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity invited several Latine poets for a panel discussion on Latine identity titled “¿Quién soy? y ¿Quiénes somos?” (“Who am I? Who are we?”) in celebration of Latine Heritage month, Oct. 12.

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Former U.S. ambassador reflects on the Oslo Accords at campus event

  Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel, spoke at a conversation titled “The Handshake That Shook the World: A 30 Year Reflection on the Oslo Accords” sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, Sep. 28. The title references the famous reconciliatory gesture between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin […]

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New lock system installed in Zetcher House elicits mixed reactions from students

Zetcher House became the first dorm on campus to install the Homebase lock system, which unlocks suite and room doors via an app instead of a key card. 

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Choreographer Léna Blou gives a class and lecture on Guadeloupean Gwo-ka dance during visit

Léna Blou, choreographer, dancer, and educator, paid a visit to Washington University to give a class on the Guadeloupean Gwo-ka dance and a lecture titled “Performing the Political,” leaving encouraging remarks for students who love dancing to continue their artistic pursuit, April 19.

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Actress Brenda Song speaks about career, life after Disney Channel

Actress Brenda Song spoke about her life and career in the entertainment industry during a conversation in Graham Chapel sponsored by the Student Union’s Social Programming Board in collaboration with the Asian Multicultural Council, April 10.

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Pritzker-winning architect Francis Kéré discusses his work and inspires students in lecture

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the first African laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, presented his architectural works and encouraged students to use their education for positive change when he spoke as part of Sam Fox School’s Public Lecture Series, April 1. 

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SU Senate meets for the second to last time this semester

Committees of Student Union (SU) Senate held further discussions of their projects during their meeting on March 7, specifically postponing the add/drop deadline and attaining greater access to safe sex supplies on campus, March 28. More than 20 senators were present at the meeting.

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Civil Rights activist Michelle Alexander discusses structural racism

Michelle Alexander, author, lawyer, and prominent civil rights scholar, spoke to Washington University and St. Louis community members about racial segregation, mass incarceration, and policing during a conversation sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Feb 28.

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University holds conversation on Critical Race Theory with Kevin Brown

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted a conversation with University of South Carolina Law professor, Kevin Brown, one of the original developers of Critical Race Theory, on Friday, Feb. 10, to celebrate Black History Month.

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