Fighting voter suppression
Disturbed by voter suppression, Gena Gunn McClendon helped found the Voter Access and Engagement initiative at the university. In the time of COVID-19, fighting to make sure every voice is heard on election day is more important than ever.
Navigating office politics
Leadership, at its core, is about influence. In Olin Business School’s popular MBA elective “Power and Politics,” students learn how to navigate leadership positions, which necessitates building power and gaining influence in the workplace.
Why are superheroes so popular?
Superhero expert Peter Coogan, lecturer in American culture studies and author of the book “Superhero: the Secret Origin of a Genre,” discusses why superheroes are so popular and the origins of the superhero genre.
On a personal note
Inspired by a selection of photos taken during their tenure, the Wrightons discuss their love story, life in Harbison House and thoughts on their legacy.
The view from the chair
Andrew C. Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, chaired Washington University’s successful Leading Together campaign. Here he talks about what the experience was like and why he supports Washington University.
On topic: Hope as an American tradition
In studying and teaching American history, Iver Bernstein noticed the prevalence and importance of hope in the American democratic experiment. Nowadays, it may seem that hope is in short supply, but Bernstein says that it continues to be part of America’s foundation and future.
On topic: Leveling the playing field
The Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, Mary McKay, discusses her career-long commitment to social justice, and the impact that bringing public health, social work and public policy together in the Brown School can have on its students.
The history of black studies with Gerald Early
Professor Gerald Early recently oversaw African and African-American Studies’ transition from program to full-fledged department at WashU. Here, he talks about the student activism that kick-started black studies programs around the country.
Three questions with Dean Barbara Schaal on why science matters
As past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, Schaal often advocates for scientific funding. Here, she explains why science is a good investment.
Three questions with Cliff Holekamp on mentorship
Mentorship is a key aspect of any robust startup community. Here, Cliff Holekamp, who was selected by Small Business Monthly as one of the area’s best mentors, shares tips on how to be a good mentor and why entrepreneurs need to build a network of advisers.
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