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On Juneteenth

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Juneteenth is believed to be the oldest continually celebrated commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The Juneteenth celebration originates in Galveston, Texas, where on June 19, 1865  the Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived and publicly read Order No. 3, declaring that enslaved African Americans were now free. On June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. There are many Juneteenth celebrations and commemorative events in St. Louis every year in the month of June. This story shares more about the remembrance of Juneteenth, including Juneteenth events at WashU and around greater St. Louis.

Flowe interviewed on TRT news about George Floyd

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Flowe interviewed about Black Lives Matter on Business of Being Black with Tammi Mac

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Reducing the fear of deportation and its consequences

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Ariela Schachter and Margot Moinester, both assistant professors of sociology, recently won a $174,500 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) for a national study on fear of deportation. Schachter and Moinester’s project tackles the question, “can fear of deportation and its consequences be reduced?” with the aim of understanding how the immigration enforcement system contributes to inequality in the United States.

Publisher's Weekly Highlights 'Dorothy: A Publishing Project'

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Washington University Professors Danielle Dutton & Martin Riker run the feminist independent press, Dorothy, A Publishing Project.

"In Service to a Greater Good:" An Interview with Truman Scholar Ranen Miao

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Truman Scholar, Ranen Miao, discusses his journey to Sociology, advice for others applying to the Truman Scholarship, and what self-care looks like to him.

Carrying the banner: Meet the 2022 student marshals

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At the university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 20, a handful of students will represent Arts & Sciences by carrying banners for the College and the Office of Graduate Studies. It’s an honor to be selected; each student marshal was chosen for their exemplary student career. Ahead of the big day, the ArtSci student marshals reflect on their journeys and share their favorite memories.

Rules Are Overrated: My Son Is a Disruptor, So Am I

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Caitlyn Collins quoted in Psychology Today

Research, revise, repeat: Training the academy’s next scholars

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What does it take to join the professoriate – and would you want to? Those questions ground Arts and Sciences’ two undergraduate honors fellowships in the humanities, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the Merle Kling Undergraduate Honors Fellowship. Faculty directors Jonathan Fenderson and Jean Allman discuss the push-and-pull of teaching the research process, the students’ “fingerprints” on one another’s work and the moments of self-discovery they make along the way.

Video of Americanist Dinner Forum: Equity and Inclusion Beyond the Multicultural Academy

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Working While Black

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Adia Wingfield interviewed for Slate podcast

Asim to read from "Boyz n the Void" May 10

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