May 25, 2021: BLM Memorial Day

BLM Memorial Day

Dear WashU Family, May 25, 2020 was Memorial Day.  A day that is supposed to be one of reflection for all those who have died in service to our country, […]

March 18, 2021: CDI APIDA Solidarity Statement

Dear WashU Community, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion stands in support and solidarity with our students, staff and faculty who have been devastated by the racial violence against our […]

March 30, 2020: COVID-19 Open Letter

Dear Students, It has been two weeks since we have seen most of you on campus and a lot has happened since then. The campus is not the same without […]

May 8, 2020: A Letter for Sean and Ahmaud

Dear Community, I want to foremost recognize the grief, pain and loss of the Reed and Arbery families as well as those who have lost loved ones from COVID-19.  I […]

June 4, 2020: We must say their names

David McAtee – James Scurlock – Tony McDade – George Floyd –  Sean Reed – Ahmaud Arbery – Nina Pop – Breonna Taylor – Botham Jean – Laquan McDonald – […]

June 17, 2020: Pride Statement

Just last year, we were taking a moment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a time (with respect to 1966’s LA’s Compton Cafeteria Riots and other protests […]

June 19, 2020: Juneteenth

Juneteenth in 2020 compels us to reflect beyond the 155 years of Black emancipation from slavery. Juneteenth in 2020 is the momentum of a 400-year justice journey for freedom. Juneteenth […]

November 2, 2020: Pre-Election Statement

Dear Campus Community, The challenges of this generation will be to understand our collective power and the responsibility to move our society towards justice and peace.  Each generation is faced […]