Freshman Orientation: A Right of Passage

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class 2016 on August 24, 2015

It is a new year at Washington University! This means a new wave of students. A new wave of excitement, stress, social movements, ideas, and tensions. The beginning of the year is different for everyone. Faculty and staff who have been at Washington University for a long time know the drill. Risi...

The George Carlson Collection

By Alexis Peregoy on August 21, 2015

Students, staff, faculty, and any researcher can now visit the Modern Graphic History Library to view the George Carlson collection. George Carlson (1887-1962) was an American illustrator, mostly known for the Gone with the Wind book jacket design and his Jingle Jangle Comics. The majority of Car...

St. Louis, Policing, and Racism : From the Desk of Dan Bolef

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class 2016 on August 5, 2015

Police brutality and violent acts of white supremacy against black people in America have come to the media’s attention with the growing awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. One year ago on August 9, 2014 a police officer shot and killed Mike Brown, whose death became a rallying point fo...