‘Courage in the face of climate change’

Andrea Godshalk, a doctoral candidate in sustainable urbanism at the Sam Fox School, shares her perspective on climate change and how we all are called to action.

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‘Clinton, Greitens and rethinking consent’

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Andrea Friedman, of Arts & Sciences, writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reflecting on the behavior and attitude of former President Bill Clinton and former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and the broader systems that allowed their actions.

Studlar on the firing of Roseanne Barr

ABC recently canceled its “Roseanne” revival after an ugly tweet from the show’s eponymous star. Film scholar Gaylyn Studlar examines the dangers of Twitter, the speed of cancellation and the influence of diversity in the boardroom.

Hegel discusses his love of Chinese literature

Robert E. Hegel, professor in Arts & Sciences, talks about his love of Chinese literature, watching students become colleagues and the joy of sharing favorite stories with students.

‘When black men are harassed’


Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes for Slate about her research on the experiences of black professional men who face harassment at work, especially in light of the #MeToo movement.

Cowell reflects on the importance of dance

Mary-Jean Cowell, of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, reflects on the important role that dance plays, both at a research university and for society at large.

‘Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?’

The Conversation

John Bowen, of Arts & Sciences, co-writes a piece in The Conversation analyzing identity politics in the modern world. The article stems from the findings of a broad academic initiative known as the International Panel on Social Progress.

A musical manifesto

In this video, pianist Yihan Li, a senior in Arts & Sciences whose honors include the Department of Music’s 2016 Friends of Music Award and 2017 Antoinette Dames Award, performs the Prelude to “Pour le Piano,” Claude Debussy’s musical manifesto, in the 560 Music Center.

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