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.

Berg wins National Jewish Book Award

Nancy E. Berg, professor of Hebrew language and literature has won a National Jewish Book Award for best anthology for the 2018 book “What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew (and What It Means to Amer­i­cans).”

Day of Dialogue & Action

Please mark your calendar for the 2020 Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action, which will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at the Medical Campus, and February 19, at the Danforth Campus.

Campus Life’s Tucker recognized

Assistant director Travis Tucker has been selected to receive the 2020 Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award‐Individual from the National Association for Campus Activities.

Faculty Book Celebration: “Blackface Broken Records”

This talk featuring WashU professors William Acree and Jonathan Fenderson with keynote speaker Professor Daphne Brooks threads together an exploration of women in blackface minstrelsy, race riots of the Progressive Era and the origins of one of the world’s most famous musicals.