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WashU Student Voting Rate Spikes in Midterm Elections

WashU Student Voting Rate Spikes in Midterm Elections
Voter turnout among Washington University in St. Louis students leaped to 41.8% in the 2018 midterm elections, more than double the 2014 midterm voting rate of 15.9%, according to a national study of campus voting rates by Tufts University's Institute for Democracy & Higher Education. The study is based on the voting records of more than […]

A Structure for Change: The Role of Evaluation, Assessment, and Research at the Gephardt Institute

Dr. Jillian Martin, PhD, often states that every number has a story, and every story has a number. A component of her role as Assistant Director for Strategy and Evaluation is collecting and interpreting the stories and numbers produced at the Gephardt Institute. Jillian leads the evaluation, assessment, strategic development, and organizational learning activities for […]

Genesis Steele Joins the Gephardt Institute as Coordinator for Civic Engagement Programs

From providing advice and a safe haven to first generation college students to salsa dancing on Friday nights, Genesis Steele approaches everything she does with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. Genesis joins the Gephardt Institute as Coordinator for Civic Engagement Programs, providing programmatic and administrative support to the Assistant Director for Civic Engagement Education […]

Coming Home to St. Louis: Engage STL Facilitates Learning for 345 First-Year Students

On August 17, 1,736 first-year students arrived to campus weighted down with bags and boxes, nerves and excitement charging the air. Undoubtedly, many wondered about this new place how would they find community and make this campus and city their home. Engage STL, in its inaugural year, attempted to provide support in grappling with questions […]

Building Community Across Difference through the Arts

Building Community Across Difference through the Arts
It was a warm September evening backlit by pink, blue, and gray. As the sun began to set, hundreds gathered at the corner of Page and Ferguson Avenues to watch "Love at the River’s Edge," a new play adapted from Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" to include the stories of the North St. Louis County […]