University community invited to join in opening ‘reflections’ event

Gathering will focus on recent events, core community values

Graham Chapel
Graham Chapel

Washington University in St. Louis will open the academic year on Monday, Aug. 29, with a universitywide gathering to reflect upon recent events, consider our individual and collective roles in the community, and celebrate our shared, core values.

“Reflections: Unity, Social Justice & Peace” will begin at 4 p.m. in Graham Chapel, with a reception immediately following in Tisch Commons at the Danforth University Center. The doors to Graham Chapel will open at 3:30 p.m.

The event will open with remarks from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and a piano performance by Provost Holden Thorp. Student speakers will share reflections from diverse perspectives, and Rev. Gary Braun, director of the Catholic Student Center, will deliver a keynote talk on “Living with Uncertainty.” The gathering will conclude with remarks from Lori S. White, vice chancellor for student affairs.

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