Chancellor shares message about coronavirus

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares a message with the university community about the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak: “I urge each member of our community to see one another’s humanity and to extend compassion and empathy to those most impacted.”

Surgeons publish spinal surgery textbook

Renowned spine surgeons Keith H. Bridwell, MD, and Munish Gupta, MD, both noted surgeons, educators and researchers at the School of Medicine, have published the fourth edition of Bridwell and DeWald’s Textbook of Spinal Surgery.

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‘Trump’s impeachment trial is no witch hunt’

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Historian Christine Johnson in Arts & Sciences writes a perspective piece in The Washington Post exploring the history of witchcraft persecutions in Europe and the light they shed on the modern criminal justice system’s failures.

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‘American Dirt’ gets Mexico very wrong

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Mexican culture scholar Ignacio Sánchez Prado, of Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed in The Washington Post criticizing the new novel “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. He calls the book “a reminder of the deep ignorance regarding Mexico and Mexicans in U.S. culture.”

‘America’s most underappreciated right’

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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.