Lee named co-director of Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

The center is a vital catalyst for collaboration for the 200-plus Danforth and Medical campus faculty studying issues related to race and ethnicity. CRE² provides research grants and encourages interdisciplinary scholarship through initiatives like CRE² research workshop groups, faculty fellowships and academic courses.

2020 Commitments to Racial Equity

In June 2020, Washington University committed to a number of concrete actions geared toward addressing systemic racism and its toll on our Black communities. The information on this page provides updates on the progress of each goal expressed in Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s message to the university community.

COVID-19 Announcement

As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to adjust our response. Please stay up to date with WashU’s policies.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Vanessa German

Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood—the community that is the driving force behind her powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics form the language of her copiously embellished sculptures. German’s online lecture is supported in part through funding from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty […]

CRE² tackles challenge of structural racism

Structural racism, quite simply, prevents us from coming together and having fully functioning societies. CRE² takes the opportunity to forge a community and do the work that can lead to change starting with its virtual launch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.

New Equity and Inclusion Council

Washington University in St. Louis’ new Equity and Inclusion Council (WUEIC) recently unveiled its structure and mission. WUEIC is part of Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s action steps, and will consist of staff, faculty and students in a variety of roles and appointments across campus.

Statements on Racial Equality and Injustice

In the wake of George Floyd’s death many university departments have spoken out in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of those statements are recorded here.

Maffly-Kipp Vice Provost for graduate education

Laurie Maffly-Kipp, the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education, effective July 1.

Messages from our leaders

In sadness, grief, anger, outrage and hope, WashU leaders have shared messages. Chancellor Martin writes, “As a community, we are united in our commitment to justice and racial equity.”

Wendland appointed Provost

Beverly Wendland, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed provost of Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Wendland will succeed Marion Crain, who has served as interim provost since July 2019.