In the wake of the Great Recession, U.S. undergraduate degrees conferred in English language or literature fell roughly a quarter. Yet over the last three years, WashU’s English major has grown by about 30% — reflecting changes to how the department recruits, supports and communicates with undergraduate students.
Monica J. Allen, vice chancellor and general counsel at Washington University, is being honored by Missouri Lawyers Media for her work with a Women’s Justice Award.
American households making less than $50,000 are more likely than higher-earning families to spend the expanded child tax credit on essential expenses and tutors for their children, found a survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University.
Abram Van Engen, professor of English in Arts & Sciences, has co-edited a new collection of essays about religious feeling in early American history and literature.
Henry “Roddy” Roediger and James Wertsch, both in Arts & Sciences, will use a grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to encourage the interdisciplinary study of collective memory.
Leila Sadat, at the School of Law, and Kim Thuy Seelinger, at the Brown School, have been appointed special advisers to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
The 24th annual Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series, sponsored by the School of Law, will begin the fall semester with its yearly “Constitution Day: Supreme Court Review/Preview” Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and of African and African American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, has been appointed to the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program.
Social scientists have convincingly documented soaring levels of political, legal, economic, and social inequality in the United States. Missing from this picture of rampant inequality, however, is any attention to the significant role of state law and courts in establishing policies that either ameliorate or exacerbate inequality. In “Judging Inequality,” political scientists James L. Gibson and […]
For years after the World Trade Center collapsed, it became common to hear that “9/11 changed everything.” Yet the phrase is ripe for historical analysis, said Krister Knapp, teaching professor and minor adviser in history in Arts & Sciences.