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.
A Washington University student was found dead this morning at the construction site on the east end of the Danforth Campus. The cause of death has not been determined and an investigation is underway.
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.
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 new endowed head coaching position for the Washington University men’s soccer team has been established with a generous gift from Petro and Mary Estakhri, whose son, Paymon, played on the team as an undergraduate at the university. Current coach Joe Clarke will be installed in October as the inaugural Estakhri Family Men’s Soccer Head Coach.
Employees are encouraged to give their time and financial support to the annual United Way Campaign. For the second year, Human Resources and the Gephardt Institute are helping employees find volunteer opportunities in the St. Louis region.
Images from in and around the Washington University campuses.
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.
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.
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.