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‘No, the Trump impeachment inquiry is not a coup’

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Political scientist David Carter, of Arts & Sciences, co-writes an analysis published in The Washington Post rejecting President Donald Trump’s description of the House impeachment inquiry as a “coup.” He helped compile a dataset of coup attempts around the world.

‘Democrats are going to regret Beto’s stance on conservative churches’

The Atlantic

John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic analyzing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s comments that he’d support revoking religious organizations’ tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

Akande on ‘when things go wrong’

Benjamin Akande, director of the university’s Africa initiative, writes an article in the Ladue News about how people could better learn from failures to avoid future mistakes, rather than simply seeking someone or something to blame.

An update on the ‘Divided City’ initiative

Watch this video for an overview of the work conducted through “The Divided City,” an urban humanities initiative at Washington University supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that began in 2014. It has supported dozens of projects exploring the effects of spatial segregation.

Gephardt Civic Scholars share about their work

The Collective Impact Team, comprised of three Civic Scholars in the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, shares online in interviews and essays about its projects to improve health outcomes in Guatemala, Uganda and the United States.

‘How dishonesty drains you’

Ashley Hardin, at Olin Business School, co-writes an article in Scientific American about how even small acts of dishonesty, such as lying to spare another’s feelings or taking office supplies for personal use, can damage one’s ability to read others’ emotions.

‘Increasing access to a WashU education’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares his commitment to increase educational access and find more financial solutions to help the most talented students come to Washington University — especially those who hail from the St. Louis region.

‘On George Sanchez’

Scholar Mary Ann Dzuback of Arts & Sciences writes about George Sanchez’s longtime work to preserve the multiethnic, multiracial stories of a community in Los Angeles. Sanchez will give the McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education, an Assembly Series event, on Friday. Sept. 27.

A Q&A with the Young Scientist Program director

In this Q&A, Young Scientist Program director Chanez Symister talks about the program’s work with local public schools to promote science education and literacy for students at all levels. Symister is a graduate student in chemistry in Arts & Sciences. Graduate and medical students have run the program since it began in 1991.

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