While we were unable to meet in person for this year’s Day of Dialogue and Action, there are resources available for our community to continue the journey.
Washington University was ranked 12th among hundreds of large and midsized companies on Forbes’ fourth annual list of “America’s Best Employers For Diversity.”
A team based in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences recently won a $50,000 Driving Change Learning Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The grant aims to support institutional culture change with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion, among other things.
Washington University in St. Louis alumnus and emeritus trustee John Dains has made an $8 million commitment to support an undergraduate student success fund at his alma mater, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. It dramatically increases funding available to help students with financial need cover emergency and educational enrichment expenses.
Washington University in St. Louis has joined Universities Studying Slavery, a consortium of 80 universities and colleges examining and addressing how their institutional histories are entangled with slavery and its legacy. The initiative, based at the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, will support new research, classes and programs that leverage university collections and archives.
Meshing mindfulness with anti-racism is the focus of a series of upcoming talks funded by Washington University’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. The first virtual event features speaker Rhonda Magee on April 30.
Washington University’s Prison Education Project has won a two-year, $980,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award resulted from the Mellon Foundation’s “Future of Higher Learning in Prison” competition.
Marie Bigham wants to radically reimagine college admissions.
A newly released report provides insight into public safety at Washington University in St. Louis, with a focus on exploring how the university can best support safety on and near the Danforth Campus to meet the needs of its diverse community.
Dorothy Elliott, founding assistant director of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program, died Jan. 24, 2021, at her home in St. Louis. She was 84. Affectionately known as Mrs. E., Elliott was a sounding board, champion and second mother to generations of Ervin scholars.