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Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

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Student hopes #MeToo effort leads to support for survivors

Miriam Joelson, a first-year student at the Brown School, hopes the #MeToo campaign can lead to action, not just awareness, about sexual assault and harassment. Joelson launched a nonprofit in 2016, Project #HereForYou, to support survivors of sexual violence.

Trustees discuss higher ed trends, chancellor search

The Board of Trustees met Dec. 1 and focused on trends in higher education and the search for a new chancellor, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. The board also elected a new trustee, Albert Yuk Keung Ip, a 1973 alum.

Social work, health journal launches

A collaborative group within the Brown School has worked with University Libraries to launch a new academic publication, the Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America. The peer-reviewed journal will publish twice a year starting in spring 2018.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: Chancellor search student session today

The committee leading the search for the university’s next chancellor will hold a listening session for Danforth Campus students from 4-6 p.m. today in the Lab Sciences Building, Room 300.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Experts say more cops won’t solve opioid problem

The Washington Post

Elusive wild dog caught on camera in surprising place

National Geographic

Hospital quality-control program tied to rise in heart failure deaths


Computer science summit held at university


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John A. Pierce, former director of pulmonary and critical care, 92

Jack Pierce photoJohn A. (Jack) Pierce, MD, emeritus professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, died Nov. 24 in St. Louis following a long battle with cancer. Pierce came to the university in 1967 as the first director of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Campus Voices

‘Racism is stopping black men from solving our nursing shortage’

Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes in Slate that her research finds black men would be particularly suited to pursuing careers in nursing, a job in high demand, yet few are.

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Conrad Chris Weihl, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, has received the 2017 Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Basic Science, the most prestigious honor awarded by the American Neurological Association.

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Research Wire

Yi Wang, a doctoral student in the Brown School, has been named a 2017-18 Social Work HEALS Fellow, one of five recipients to receive grant funding. The fellowship is a collaborative endeavor of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation and the Council on Social Work Education.

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