AFAS major Leandrea Clay uses Undergraduate Research Award to Promote the Visibility of Black Women’s Stories in Rural Mississippi

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In the research and film project, “Mississippi Mud: Visibility for Black Women’s Stories in Rural Mississippi,” AFAS major Leandrea Clay uses oral histories, archival materials, photographs, and other sources to share the stories of three generations of women in her hometown of Centreville, Mississippi.

AFAS Alum '21 Tyrin Truong becomes youngest mayor-elect of hometown of Bogalusa, Louisiana

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As a previous member of the University’s Student Union (SU), Truong served as both Speaker of the Senate and as Student Body President. With a double major in African American Studies and Political Science, Truong currently works as Policy Director at the Urban League Of Louisiana, and is set to transition to Bogalusa City Hall in January of next year.

As the right fights the teaching of race, a new AP course expands it

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"A tug of war over disrupting or conserving social arrangements has long buffeted schools." Dr. Michelle Purdy writes for the Washington Post Made by History series, a special series on academic freedom sponsored by PEN America.

AFAS Minor Ephraim Oyetunji was one of two WashU finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship

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Senior Biology major and AFAS minor Ephraim Oyetunji was one of two Washington University in St. Louis finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious academic honors.

AFAS Professor Geoff Ward receives 2022 Dean’s Award for Diversity Advancement

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This annual award recognizes contributions from Arts & Sciences faculty who advance diversity in research, teaching, or service. Contributions might include research that has driven a change in the nominee’s field of study, teaching or mentoring that significantly benefits underrepresented groups, or service that improves campus culture in ways that advance diversity and inclusion.

Braude, Green, and Mustakeem win Emerson awards for teaching

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Stan Braude, Leonard Green, and Sowande’ Mustakeem are among the St. Louis-area educators named recipients of a 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Medical, scientific racism revealed in century-old plaque from Black man’s teeth

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Analysis opens new avenues for studying diseases of the past, will raise standards of working with racially sensitive collections, experts say.

Something in the water

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Researchers in Arts & Sciences examine environmental injustice along waterways, shifting the current toward a more equitable future.

Slavery, Colonialism and the University of Liverpool

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‘WashU is not for us’: Universities embracing the public good

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Do colleges and universities bear responsibility for K-12 public education? Prompted by the title of October 24’s McLeod Lecture on Higher Education, Associate Professor of Education Michelle Purdy reflects on WashU’s relationship to students in St. Louis.

United Way Volunteer Spotlight: Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo

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Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, ​Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and Senior Lecturer in African and African-American Studies, is recognized by the United Way for nearly a decade of volunteering and advocating for youth in foster care.

An interview with Lauren Eldridge Stewart on her work “Recital: Classical Music and Narrative Power in Haiti”

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