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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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$15 per hour minimum wage planned for employees, contractors

The university will increase the minimum hourly wage to $15 per hour for regular employees and basic service contractors on July 1, 2021, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced. The university will transition with increases in 2019 and 2020.

Klingensmith discusses Academy of Educators

Along with her work as a general surgeon, Mary Klingensmith, MD, has played key roles in reviewing and strengthening the university’s medical education programs. The new Academy of Educators aims to train faculty in new, innovative and inspiring ways.

A message from the chancellor

Washington University is a vibrant, diverse and global community. Chancellor Andrew D. Martin reiterates that the university will continue to recruit, invite and welcome talented students, faculty and staff from around the globe.

Deadly tick-borne virus cured with flu drug in mice

A School of Medicine study has found that an investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, which is spread by ticks. The findings potentially could lead to a treatment.

WashU Expert on suicide by guns in America

In the United States, almost 50,000 people die every year from suicide. At a briefing this month in Washington, Sean Joe, at the Brown School, testified that — amid the need nationally to stem gun violence in schools and elsewhere — suicide remains preventable.

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9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 2

Danforth Campus blood drive

2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3

Stories of Independence

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Academics rally behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over concentration camp comments


U.S. women run themselves ragged while men kick back, survey finds

New York Post

White House tells Congress Kellyanne Conway won’t testify about Hatch Act

CBS News

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

The Associated Press | WTOP

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Campus Voices

‘Tiananmen Square and what it means to be free’

Benjamin Akande, director of the Africa initiative, writes a column in The St. Louis American marking the 30th anniversary this month of the Tiananmen Square massacre and reflecting on the meaning of freedom ahead of Independence Day celebrations in the U.S.

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Research Wire

Robert Motley Jr., a doctoral candidate at the Brown School and manager of the Center for Social Development’s Race and Opportunity Lab, has received grants from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation. The funding is for his dissertation study, titled “Racism-Based Trauma, Emerging Adults and Substance Abuse.”

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