The Washington University School of Law, the Washington University Institute for Public Health and the International Law Association hosted a conference on gun violence and human rights violations in the United States Nov. 2-3.
Millions of people around the world—including right here in St. Louis—are set to “March for [Their] Lives” Saturday March 24, taking part in a local-turned-global movement to protest gun violence.
St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program is a joint effort by universities and hospitals to disrupt patterns of St. Louis gun violence.
Ah yes, another shooting. This week’s comes in the form of a high school massacre in western Kentucky, which left two dead and 18 injured.
Featured panelists discussed new Missouri gun legislation and possible initiatives moving forward Monday night at a gun violence panel held at Washington University’s Hillel.
In the wake of last week’s shooting, I have heard a lot from students about preparedness on the part of Washington University, communication to students and staff from emergency personnel, varied reactions by professors who were in class when the safety warnings were issued and protections in place to help prevent another situation like it. Thankfully, the University acknowledges these issues and has already begun to improve on all levels.
Mark Zaegel, campus minister, comments on the gun violence that occurred on Forsyth Boulevard earlier this year.
I’m from Connecticut—where the Newtown tragedy occurred—but mass shootings aren’t limited to my home state. Mass shootings don’t discriminate based upon geography and have occurred in Colorado, Oregon and countless other places. Victims of these atrocities aren’t remembered as fallen Republicans or Democrats; they’re victims of senseless violence.
Six months after the University launched a gun violence public health initiative, project leaders held an information session to discuss how to increase undergraduate involvement in the program, which, to this point, had been lacking.
Washington University is taking a stand on a highly contentious political issue: gun violence. On Tuesday, the University kicked off its public health initiative, which aims to understand and address the issue of gun-related violence in St. Louis and in the country as a whole.
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