Bosse and other details on the west facade of Brookings Hall.

University’s response to U.S. Department of Education on Title IX

On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the department’s intentions regarding Title IX. At Washington University, we still are reviewing communication from the department and will be able to speak to the details soon. However, regardless of decisions at the federal level, we have no intention of turning back on our commitment or resolve.
student works on play for Hotchner Festival

Inside the Hotchner Festival: Scott Greenberg

In “Raindropped,” playwright Scott Greenberg, a senior in Arts & Sciences, explores the idea of falling from grace, both figuratively and literally. This weekend, “Raindropped” and two other student plays will receive their world premiere staged readings as part of Washington University in St. Louis’ annual A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival.
William Lenihan

Jazz at Holmes resumes Sept. 21

Legendary saxophonist Freddie Washington will launch Washington University in St. Louis’ fall Jazz at Holmes series Thursday, Sept. 21. The series will include 10 performances by locally and nationally known musicians, including Italian guitarist Filippo Cosentino and the university’s director of jazz performance, William Lenihan (pictured).

A singer’s opera

In “Borgian Infami,” St. Louis composer Harold Blumenfeld (1923-2014) combines historical fact and dramatic legend to investigate the nature of power and how secrets echo across the generations. On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Winter Opera Saint Louis and the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences will present the world premiere of Blumenfeld’s two-act opera in Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis.

Annual Olin Sports Business Summit Sept. 29

The third annual Olin Sports Business Summit at Washington University in St. Louis takes place on Friday, Sept. 29. The kickoff to the 2017-18 Joseph S. Lacob Sports Speaker Series, the event plays out from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium on the Danforth Campus.
Sunrise through Brookings Archway.

A message from Chancellor Wrighton following the Stockley decision

There is a lot of healing to do. It is my hope that the emotional jolt from today’s decision brings peaceful and constructive movement forward. And I hope for demonstrable, meaningful action in addressing the deep-seated issues, disparity and social inequity in our region. We are as determined as ever to work toward that goal.
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