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Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. speaks to importance of interracial and interfaith connection 

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr., spoke about interfaith leadership and social justice as the keynote speaker of WashU’s Interfaith Week, Feb 8th. Moss drew on the scholarship of African American poets, businessmen, and pioneers, and the similarities between music and democracy. 

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Dr. Newland’s Syphilis Open Classroom Reveals the Dangers and History of the Disease

The Brown School hosted a virtual Open Classroom on “Syphilis: An Infectious Disease Perpetuated by Social Inequities,” presented by Dr. Jason Newland, professor of pediatrics, as part of its 2024 Black History Month Speaker Series, Feb. 13. 

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Thinking Outside of the Shoebox: Stuart Weitzman shares lessons in life, business and design

Stuart Weitzman, luxury shoe designer and owner of the Stuart Weitzman company, delivered a lecture on his brand’s history, including his most successful advertising campaigns and the business truisms that have led the company to where it is today. About 80 students and faculty attended the event, which was hosted by the Business of the Arts Club in Kemp Auditorium, Feb. 9.

Earthalujah! Reverend Billy and the Earth Church preach against consumerism inside Olin Business School

Two organizers of the radical performance activism group Earth Church, William Talen and Savitri D, gave a sermon and answered a series of questions posed by Professor Leigh Eric Schmidt in the second installment in the “Reverent Irreverence” series. The event was hosted by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics in Emerson Auditorium, Feb. 6. 

| Staff Writer

Elizabeth Kolbert talks climate change and the Sixth Extinction in Assembly Series lecture

Award-winning journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert spoke at Washington University about climate change and the extinction crisis, Feb 12. 

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University forms Naming Review Board

Beginning this semester, the newly formed Washington University Naming Review Board (NRB) will begin receiving reports on names that might “conflict with University values” for buildings, programs, and monuments.

| Contributing Writer

Science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor talks about writing process and representation

Science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor visited Washington University for a moderated discussion and book signing event with the African Student Association (ASA), Feb. 7.

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Author Heather McGhee gives lecture refuting the American ‘zero-sum’ mindset

Heather McGhee, a New York Times bestselling author and policy advocate, gave a lecture titled “The Sum of Us: Moving Beyond the Myth of Equity as a Zero-Sum Game” in Graham Chapel on Feb. 1.

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Political author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah shares his writing tips and experiences

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of award-winning “Chain Gang All-Stars” and “Friday Black,” traveled to Washington University on Jan. 31 for a book reading and Q&A about his experience as a political author.

| Staff Writer

Political art expo brings St. Louis perspectives to WashU

Alpha Omega, a city-wide chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosted a political art exposition titled “This Little Light of Mine,” Jan. 31.

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