Who Knew WashU?

Question: What is the name of the annual university award recognizing WashU and St. Louis community members who advocate for and serve the LGBTQIA community?

Answer: A) The James M. Holobaugh Honors Ceremony is named after a gay 1990 graduate and then-ROTC cadet who fought for fair treatment of LGBTQIA service members. Read more about his story and the awards.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Emma Dent, who works in University Advancement and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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Bolton gives keynote at Jennings graduation

Shantay Bolton, executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer, served as keynote speaker at the Jennings Senior High School graduation ceremony May 27 at the Chaifetz Arena.

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‘Requiem of Light’

It’s a grim milestone. More than 1 million Americans have died due to COVID-19. In this video, Rebecca Messbarger, director of medical humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses “Requiem of Light,” a citywide memorial that she conceived and organized for the thousands of St. Louisans lost to the pandemic.

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