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Fall Break Reimagined

Fall Break Reimagined
For many students, the fall 2021 semester marked the long-awaited return to campus and to a greater sense of normalcy since the unprecedented arrival of COVID-19.  For Civic Scholars, this term provided the opportunity to resume off-campus learning experiences through the annual immersion trip. However, this year there was a slight twist: for the first time […]

Civic Scholar Spotlight: Akhil Kesaraju, Class of 2022

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.

Civic Scholars Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Weiskopf

Civic Scholars Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Weiskopf
We were thrilled to welcome Stephanie Weiskopf to the Civic Scholars Program team this fall as the lead instructor for the Class of 2023. At WashU, Stephanie also serves as the Associate Director for Residential Faculty Engagement.  Meet, Stephanie! Stephanie, tell us a little about yourself. I am a St. Louis transplant who often makes conversation […]

A Guide to Redistricting in St. Louis

A Guide to Redistricting in St. Louis
This year, the City of St. Louis redistricting process includes the additional task of reducing the number of city wards from 28 to 14. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has until December 31, 2021, to finalize the new ward map. The following resources provide more information about redistricting, including comparisons across states, understanding who guides redistricting, common terminology associated with the process, and more.