In the fall of 1968, members of the Association of Black Collegians occupied Brookings Hall for eight days. The sit-in would permanently change Washington University.
In 2015, Washington University re-established the Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences. Concentrating on the origins and impacts of inequality, faculty and students are investigating some of the nation’s most critical and urgent social challenges.
In just a few years, students have come to think of the sociology department as a home, as their own special place at the university.
Two WashU alumni starred in a new off-Broadway production examining the dynamics of a Muslim immigrant family in contemporary England.
R. Marie Griffith’s new book analyzes how, and why, “sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics.”
When she was 10, Shirley Padmore Mensah survived a coup in her native Liberia. Due to that and encouragement from her father, Mensah studied at Washington University’s School of Law eventually becoming a judge in Missouri with a deep appreciation of the rule of law.
Esther Shin, AB ’94, MSW ’98, president of Urban Strategies, Inc., is striving to revitalize St. Louis’ Near North Side with help from community partners and a $29.5 million federal grant.
As a student, Kurt Summers, BSBA ’00, was interested in business and public service. Throughout his career he has married those two interests. He did so most recently in 2014, when he became the treasurer for the City of Chicago.
Experts across campus offer advice about how to build your professional network and connect better with colleagues
The Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, Mary McKay, discusses her career-long commitment to social justice, and the impact that bringing public health, social work and public policy together in the Brown School can have on its students.