Washington University in St. Louis joined 150 other higher education institutions June 21 in signing onto an amicus brief in ongoing litigation in federal court, supporting the Optional Practical Training program and the international students who benefit from it.
Kia Lilly Caldwell, professor of African, African American and diaspora studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity at Washington University in St. Louis.
The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral-history archive, has selected rising senior Jordan Lee as a 2021-22 Student Brand Ambassador.
Molly Metzger, senior lecturer at the Brown School, and students in her policy course have partnered with Webster Groves city council members and St. Louis’ Green City Coalition on a series of projects connected to the planning of community land trusts.
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary May 25 of the killing of George Floyd, the leaders of Washington University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion planted Black Lives Matter flags on the Brookings Hall lawn.
Miguel Valerio, assistant professor of Spanish in Arts & Sciences, has won a 2021–22 Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.
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.