New consumer protection director to speak June 12

New consumer protection director to speak June 12

Kathy Kraninger, who was named director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) six months ago, will talk about the bureau’s new directions and initiatives in savings policy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum.
The impact of gender norms on health

The impact of gender norms on health

The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new Brown School study. It’s part of a series of research being done that aims to promote gender-equitable policies and programs.
CSD helps Nebraska add college savings plan for newborns

CSD helps Nebraska add college savings plan for newborns

Nebraska’s legislature, assisted by research and guidance from Washington University in St. Louis, on May 24 unanimously  approved a universal Child Development Account (CDA) policy that will cover every resident born in the state on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Margaret Clancy, policy director for the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, advised lawmakers on the policy.
Advocating for college access for immigrants

Advocating for college access for immigrants

Once undocumented, Brown’s Robert Sagastume is advocating for policies and laws that will help immigrants access higher education. Expanded access is a win-win for us all, Sagastume says. “Latinx people are very community oriented and often pursue careers in nursing and teaching — positions that are going unfilled in our state. Why wouldn’t you want to leverage all of that potential to benefit our state?”
Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five PhD candidates at Washington University in St. Louis were inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education April 5-6 at Yale University.
Pow Wow 2019: ‘Keep Them Sacred’

Pow Wow 2019: ‘Keep Them Sacred’

The 29th annual Pow Wow, a celebration of American Indian cultures, will be held Saturday, April 20, in the Washington University Field House. This year’s theme is “Keep Them Sacred: Honoring Generations of Indigenous Women.” Hosted by the Brown School’s Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, the event is free and open to the public.
Brown School recognizes 2019 distinguished alumni

Brown School recognizes 2019 distinguished alumni

Four Brown School graduates were honored as Distinguished Alumni during a recognition ceremony April 3 for their outstanding contributions to the fields of social work or public health.