Washington University senior and Stern Family Civic Scholar Akhil Kesaraju is no stranger to getting involved in his community. As a senior in high school, he was drawn to WashU partly after hearing about the Civic Scholars Program, in which students receive funding to pursue a self-directed civic project during the summer between their junior and senior year.
This story was originally featured in The Source (April 16, 2021) Welcome to Class Acts, a celebration of remarkable graduating students at Washington University in St. Louis. In upcoming weeks, we will highlight graduating students who have made an impact through their advocacy, research, work to improve equity in health care, and efforts to build […]
This story was originally featured in The Source (April 23, 2021) Senior Logan Phillips calls Black History Month “a time for blissful remembrance and celebration.” But is that all there is? “Black History Month needs to go beyond those 28 days because people were Black before those days started and they will be Black beyond […]
With involvement in Civic Scholars, WashU Undergraduate and Graduate Workers’ Union (WUGWU), Asian and Pacific Islanders Demanding Justice (APIDJ), and Abolish WUPD, senior Jessica Yu is no stranger to student activism. In high school, she got involved in a community organization for Asian youth, which exposed her to social justice and community-centered initiatives. As these […]
Wednesday, November 11, 3:30-4:30 PM CSTLearn how to pitch your idea with confidence and identify the investment needed. Discover how unconscious bias affects questions asked during pitches and learn how to reframe your answers. Learn more.
Applications due Monday, November 9 Open to current WashU first-years, sophomores, and juniors from all majors the St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellowship is a year-long exploration of entrepreneurship at WashU and in St. Louis. The program features a spring seminar, a paid summer internship at a local startup, and a fall capstone project. Learn more.
Thursday, October 29, 5-6 PM CST Join the Graduate Student Senate for a virtual Get Out the Vote Call Day to encourage voting this Election Day! In partnership with the non-partisan Reclaim Our Vote campaign, we’ll be phonebanking to call voters in six states to encourage voter turnout for the 2020 election. No experience is necessary […]
The Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award recognizes a select group of people who exemplify a character of service and engagement with the St. Louis region. Any member of the WashU community, past or current, who resides in and serves the St. Louis community is eligible to receive the award. Honorees will be announced and celebrated in […]
The Office of Sustainability is inviting everyone in the WashU community to join team “WashU Together” to amplify individual and collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition for a better shared future. Once you’re in, you can select actions to take that align with your individual values and make a 21-day commitment to complete those actions, all the […]
The Civic Engagement Fund provides necessary financial support to launch, expand, and at times sustain community partnerships. The Gephardt Institute provides consultation and support through the development and implementation of project plans, site visits, and evaluations. All members of the WashU community are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Please join us for a series of virtual PechaKucha-style presentations on the research of Divided City Summer Graduate Fellows. Graduate students in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture present their research on urban segregation broadly conceived. Learn more.
During the Tyson Conservation Corps’ first general body meeting, staff from the Tyson Research Center will be holding a wildlife photo tagging training for the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN). Attendees will learn how to turn camera trap images from the greater St. Louis region into useable data. Sign up for TCC here to receive the link.
As the global COVID 19 pandemic rages on, racialized policing, prosecutorial, and incarceration practices are under increased scrutiny. The cumulative effects of brutalization of black and brown people calls into question the United States’ commitment to equality and liberty for all. How do we envision and realize a future just society that incorporates a more […]
Join the fight for democracy with the St. Louis Area Voting Initiative (SLAVI), the Center for Social Development (CSD), and the St. Louis Area Election Protection Coalition (STLVPC). The organizations are seeking help and participation in Missouri’s nonpartisan Election Protection effort for the November 2020 elections by participating in the Virtual Election Protection Training Series. You […]
Join the Skandalaris Center for a weekly Meetaway. This is 30 minutes of virtual connecting and all of WashU is invited, so spread the word! You never know who you might bump into. If it’s someone you know, catch up like you would in a hallway conversation. If you’ve never met, tell each other how […]
Tuesday, October 20, 7-9:30 PM CST Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, “Rigged” chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks – including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in […]
Thursday, October 22, 4-5 PM CST The Gephardt Institute is hosting New in the Lou, a series of panel discussions to catalyze dialogue about St. Louis through the eyes of our local community. Conversations are geared towards undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff, with attention on new members of the WashU community. Attendees will be […]
Usually by mid-September, the South 40 underpass would be painted with countless event dates and meeting locations, urging students to join student groups and to attend dozens of theme weeks or panels; it implores students to rush to make sure they don’t miss the extensive array of opportunities to learn and be involved. Now, in […]