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Two Kling Fellows receive WashU endorsement for prestigious UK scholarships

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Two members of the Merle Kling Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship, a program of the Center for the Humanities, have been endorsed by Washington University for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Read on for more on Omaer Naeem’s and Ranen Miao’s educational plans and how the Kling Fellowship prepared them for the intense scholarship competition.

Workers are trying to unionize in greater numbers than expected in the Midwest

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Weidenbaum Center Resident Fellow Jake Rosenfeld quoted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Meet our new faculty: Social sciences

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This fall, 16 new researchers and instructors join 6 social science departments in Arts & Sciences. Welcome to our incoming faculty! 

Still separate and unequal: How subsidized housing exacerbates inequality

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New sociology research from Elizabeth Korver-Glenn in Arts & Sciences finds Black and Latino subsidized renters live in homes with more unsafe conditions while simultaneously paying more, both total cost and relative to their income.

Four Sociology Seniors Graduate With Latin Honors

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Four Sociology seniors will graduate with Latin Honors this year!

WUSTL Sociology Professor Zakiya Luna Wins 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award

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The Sociologists for Women in Society recently awarded WUSTL Sociology Professor Zakiya Luna, Ph.D. this year’s Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award. Created in 1985, this award recognizes and celebrates “members whose scholarship employs a feminist perspective.” 

An honest appraisal: Q&A with Elizabeth Korver-Glenn

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Elizabeth Korver-Glenn discusses her 2021 book that looks at the ways racial segregation impacts the U.S. housing market.

Six faculty members to join Arts & Sciences under Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative

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The cluster hire initiative is funded by the Office of Provost and supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity.

Cunningham and Ward share Mellon Foundation grant for project on the virality of racial terror

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High-Earning Men Are Cutting Back on Their Working Hours

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Yongseok Shin is co-author of study highlighted in The Wall Street Journal

First Progress Report of the WashU & Slavery Project

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In late Fall 2022, the WashU & Slavery Project released its initial progress report. The report surveys progress to date in this initial phase of project research and teaching, collections and project infrastructure development, and campus and community engagement.

U.S. workers are becoming more diverse in race, ethnicity and age — but companies aren't keeping up

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient and Vice Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity Adia Wingfield authors piece for CBS News/The Conversation