WashU Votes to Register Voters this Week

Four out of five eligible student voters at Washington University in St. Louis will not vote in the midterm elections Nov. 6. And that’s if all goes well. In 2014, only 15.7 percent of students voted in the midterms compared to the national university average of 19.1 percent. The Gephardt Institute, through our WashU Votes initiative, […]

Gephardt Institute Receives Major Gift to Enhance Civic Scholars Program

Mickey and Debbie Stern, longtime supporters of Washington University in St. Louis, have made a $1 million commitment to the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in support of our Civic Scholars Program. “For more than two decades, Mickey and Debbie Stern have been tremendous volunteers and benefactors of Washington University,” said Chancellor Mark […]

New Faculty Fellow Molly Metzger Focuses on Issues Critical to St. Louis

If you ask Molly Metzger why she is so passionate about improving racial equity in housing and economic development, she says “The inequality we have created through decades of public policy is simply unacceptable. We need justice for practices like redlining, restrictive covenants, and other forms of institutionalized discrimination.” Dr. Metzger began her journey as […]

New Staff at the Gephardt Institute

We are delighted to welcome three new staff members, each of whom will advance our mission to cultivate informed and actively engaged citizens.

WUSTL Parents Support Goldman Fellows Program

Roger and Amy Faxon, proud parents of Sara Faxon (2015), have always valued education, volunteerism and civic engagement. The Faxons recently made a gift to Washington University in St. Louis, directing half of the gift to the College of Arts and Sciences and the other half to support the Goldman Fellows Program at the Gephardt […]