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Year in review

Over the summer, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin released a statement to the Washington University community in response to the Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action at higher education institutions. Martin wrote that, while administrators will abide by the law, WashU’s commitment to diversity will remain the same.  Expanded dining options opened on campus with […]

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Student robbed at gunpoint on Waterman Boulevard

A Washington University student was the victim of a robbery when they were approached by an unknown man with a handgun near the intersection of Rosedale Avenue and Waterman Boulevard at 9:10 p.m. on March 30. 

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) sent a security memo out on March 31 to inform the WashU community of the incident, noting that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) is investigating the robbery. 

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Dr. Trinidad Jackson Speaks About Racism and Violence as a Public Health Crisis

Washington University’s Brown School of Public Health hosted Trinidad Jackson, Ph.D., to speak about systemic racism through the lens of public health as a part of the Public Health Speaker Series on March 19. Over 100 students, faculty, and community members attended the talk, either in person or virtually. 

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EST wins several awards at national EMS conference

Washington University’s Emergency Support Team (EST) earned three awards and placed first in the Stryker Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Skills Classic at the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) conference. Over 100 universities across the country sent representatives from their emergency response teams to attend the conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb 23-25.

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METEOR Receives NIH Grant for Historically Underfunded Cancer Research

The Washington University School of Medicine received a $7.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Aug. 23, 2023 to fund a new program called the MicroEnvironment and Tumor Effects of Radiotherapy Center (METEOR) spearheaded by Julie Schwarz, MD, PhD, and Clifford Robinson, MD. 

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Civic Cafe Hosts Community Organizer and Affordable Housing Advocate Kaveh Razani

The Gephardt Institute hosted St. Louis civic leader Kaveh Razani to participate in its Civic Cafe series at the Stix House, Jan. 30.

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Students enrolled through a new mid-year transfer program include those experiencing antisemitism at previous institutions

Twelve freshmen and sophomore students enrolled at Washington University as mid-year transfer students this semester, the first time in recent history that students were accepted in between semesters. Several of these students are Jewish and said they came to the University after feeling unsafe on their previous campuses due to antisemitism. 

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Assembly Series returns: Fireside chat with neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta

Washington University’s Department of Medicine hosted Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Graham Chapel as the first speaker in the newly reinstated Assembly series. He spoke about a range of topics including pandemic response and preparedness, mental health, misinformation, our diets, and how he blends his roles as a journalist and doctor. Nov. 15

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Pro-Palestine supporters participate in national walkout after University does not meet demands

Washington University students walked out from their classes at 10:15 a.m. to gather with community members on Mudd Field to show support for Palestinians on Oct. 25th. 

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The Department of Psychology & Brain Sciences holds an inaugural lecture on the psychological role of race in the Black experience

The Washington University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences hosted Professor Robert Sellers from the University of Michigan as the speaker for the inaugural Robert L. Williams Lecture on Oct. 23. The lecture was a part of the University’s efforts to honor Williams’ legacy after his death on Aug. 12, 2020.


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