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Washington University at St Louis

Wash U. Prof.: Fear and Loathing in St. Louis

Peter Kastor | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Peter Kastor

This was a debate about gender: in the focus on the behavior of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, in the prospect of a woman President, even in the post-debate analysis of Trump and Clinton's movements on the stage.

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Ideal for Town-Hall Format

Peter Kastor | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Kastor

The town-hall format requires very different skills from the podium-style debate and can produce very different results. At the first town hall in 1992, Bill Clinton talked circles around George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot, in sharp contrast to the podium-style debates where Clinton and Bush were more evenly matched.

The Gun Lobby, the Elephant in the Room

Stacey Newman | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Stacey Newman

This past week I was privileged to be part of a meeting hosted by Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark Wrighton. The gathering of over 50 community leaders was part of Washington University's year long dedicated initiative through their Institute of Public Health on gun violence prevention.

From Ferguson to Forest Grove: Keeping Hope Alive for Racial Progress

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

This cause is part of America's great unfinished business. We all have a moral obligation to carry on until the dream of equality is reached in full.

Why George Will Is So Wrong About Sexual Assault on Campus

Sofie Karasek | Posted 08.31.2014 | College
Sofie Karasek

Recently, journalists from across the country have rushed to defend campus rapists and allowed men's rights activists to successfully infiltrate op-ed columns. For those of us who are survivors of sexual assault, we haven't been nearly as lucky.

Which College Received The Most Applications In Your State?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If there is one thing we know about colleges in Illinois, it's that attending them is quite costly. Perhaps a lesser known figure is which university in the state is the most sought after by prospective undergraduate students?

Students Sit-In, Rally to Get Washington University to Cut Ties With Peabody Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you're looking for clean energy inspiration, we've had lots of it this past week, courtesy of a phenomenal group of Washington University (St. Loui...

As MOOCs Move Mainstream Universities Must Pay to Play

Buck Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Buck Goldstein

Like it or not, virtually every university is now considering whether to get serious about MOOCs and I can say from firsthand experience the cost of admission is higher than you might think.

Seeking Kairos: How We Need to Rethink College

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Vishal Khetpal

Too often we've come to think about our lives in terms of chronos -- the time elapsed in, say, 24 hours. We often forget about kairos -- windows of opportunity that present themselves in the moment, measured qualitatively, instead of with seconds, minutes, and hours.

First Poems

Bobby Elliott | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Bobby Elliott

There was the influence of the blues and of 20th century lyric poetry in those first poems, and his reading voice sounded a little bit (or maybe a lot) like Langston Hughes' -- the first poet I ever loved.

The Top 10 Wired Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

Do you need access to Facebook and Twitter at all times? Whenever you walk into a room are you instantly scouring for outlets and checking for a wifi...

Is Higher Education Worth the Higher Cost?

Bill Donius | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Bill Donius

Being an educated person has value unto itself and can provide fulfillments both tangible and intangible. Your formal education is just one part of your lifelong educational path. Don't be group sold into your major life decisions.

St. Louis youth confront dirty energy w/ Climate Solutions Forum

Whit Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

Cross-posted from St. Louis, Missouri is ground zero for corporate dirty energy. Two of the nation's largest coal companies...

Class of 2014: Wash U Application Rate Surges

Student Life | Alan Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The high school seniors arriving on campus this weekend for scholarship finalist weekend--the first of many visitation weekends--were admitted into th...

Wash U Alum Designs An Earbud For Everyone

Student Life | Jack Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Students dissatisfied with their current uncomfortable earbuds no longer need to suffer. Washington University is beginning to market Yurbuds, earbuds...

Popular Bar Denies Entry To African-Americans, Admits White Classmates

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A popular Chicago bar is facing allegations that it denied entry to black patrons on account of their race. Six black students at Washington Universi...

Original Mother's Bar Settles With Students To Avoid Lawsuit

Chicago Pubic Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago night club has agreed to apologize publicly to six college students from St. Louis....

Tim Taliaferro

Students Denied By Mother's Bar Allege Racism And Demand Change; Group Threatens Lawsuit | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two weeks after six black students from Washington University in St. Louis were denied entry into the Original Mother's Chicago bar, the student body ...

Job Hunting at Midlife: Past My Prime?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Here I am, for the first time in recent memory, having to craft a compelling resume. Am I going to regret scoffing at the idea of Botox and lip injections?

VP Debate: What Sarah Palin Didn't Do

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

I don't want someone who's "just like me" to be Vice President of the United States, any more than I'd want somebody who's "just like me" to be my dentist, or my heart surgeon, or my air-traffic controller.