Echoes of voices past

Echoes of voices past

Washington University has hosted luminaries who have inspired and challenged us. Alumni and faculty recall their memories of hearing three notable speakers on campus.
Academic year kicks off with annual Reflections event

Academic year kicks off with annual Reflections event

Nadine Strossen, author of the Common Reading Program selection “Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” will deliver the keynote address at “Reflections: Unity, Social Justice, and Peace,” an annual event celebrating the start of the academic year at Washington University. The event begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Graham Chapel. 
Personal loss, passion for music inspired Common Reading Program winner

Personal loss, passion for music inspired Common Reading Program winner

First-year student Nick Massenburg-Abraham was not familiar with this year’s Common Reading Program selection “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” or its author, Dai Sijie. But he does know something about the novel’s central theme: loss. He transformed this personal experiences into the musical composition “Reflections in D Major,”  which won the grand prize for the Common Reading Program contest.
A clear voice on millennia-old mysteries

A clear voice on millennia-old mysteries

For nearly three decades, the Weltin Lecture Fund has enabled the Religious Studies Program and Assembly Series to bring renowned scholars of religion to the university. In spring 2018, Elaine Pagels delivered the lecture, sharing her riveting discoveries on art and politics in the Book of Revelation.
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