‘America’s most underappreciated right’

The Atlantic

John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic about the importance of the right of assembly, saying that American leaders too often ignore that right.

‘A semester of momentum’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares reflections as the fall 2019 semester comes to a close. “I’m also proud of all we’ve accomplished, and look forward to seeing all we’ll continue to do as we increase our momentum and bolster the strong legacy upon which this university was built.”

‘Lessons from the street at 50’

Benjamin Akande, the university’s assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa, writes a guest column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the lessons that generations of children have learned from “Sesame Street,” which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

‘How Spain’s women lobbied against slavery in Cuba’

Akiko Tsuchiya, professor and a faculty fellow with the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, shares a preview of the book she is working on, which explores how Spanish women in the mid-1800s spoke out against slavery in the Spanish colony of Cuba.

‘On borders and unnatural “natural” deaths’

Tabea Linhard, professor in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities website about constructed and natural borders ahead of anthropologist Jason De León’s delivering the Holocaust Memorial Lecture, “The Land of Open Graves,” on Dec. 4.

‘Leading with gratitude’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares his thoughts on gratitude in his inaugural Thanksgiving letter. “Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for your efforts and commitment to our shared work,” he writes.

‘Trial by fire’

Jeannette Cooperman shares a first-person perspective about starting in her new role as a writer for the Common Reader, an online journal published by Washington University.

Q&A with evolutionary biologist Swanne Gordon

Swanne Gordon, of Arts & Sciences, is a Canadian evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist. In the biology newsletter BIOrhythms, she speaks about her background, career challenges and passionate belief in embracing diversity and broadening horizons.

‘A city divided cannot stand’

Henry S. Webber, the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer, writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the future of St. Louis city and the need to invest in redeveloping north St. Louis. “St. Louis can’t be economically successful without building on our strengths and challenging the status quo,” he said.

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