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Political scientists to study populist rhetoric as a threat to democracy

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Political scientists Christopher Lucas, Jacob Montgomery, and Margit Tavits recently won funding from the National Science Foundation to study the rise of populist rhetoric on social media and its effects on democracies.

Arts & Sciences to create new Department of Statistics and Data Science

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The new department will provide a foundation for ambitious and innovative digital transformation across a range of disciplinary areas.

Assessing state of worker power, economic opportunity in the US

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Weidenbaum Center Resident Fellow Jake Rosenfeld highlighted in The Source

Labor unions are hot, but their moment may not last

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Weidenbaum Center Resident Fellow Jake Rosenfeld quoted in Los Angeles Times

Wingfield honored by American Sociological Association

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Adia Wingfield honored with prestigious award

Twelve Arts & Sciences alumni earn Fulbright awards

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Twelve Arts & Sciences alumni of Washington University in St. Louis earned Fulbright awards to travel abroad to conduct research or to teach English.

Back to Black Colleges?

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Dr. Michelle Purdy recently joined Dr. Jason Johnson for a conversation, “Back to Black Colleges?,” on Dr. Johnson's podcast, “A Word…with Jason Johnson.” Jason Johnson is a political contributor at MSNBC, host at Sirius XM, politics writer at theGrio.com, professor of politics and journalism at Morgan State University, and author of the book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell.

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.

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.