WUSTL History

Election year fodder: Letters from the front lines of the St. Louis LGBTQ struggle for equal rights.

In honor of National Coming Out Day (October 11) and  LGBT History Month this post explores the the correspondence of Tom Miles, a St. Louis native and leader among allies of the LGBTQ community, provides an intimate window unto the LGBTQ rights movement of the 1990s and early 2000s. Miles, who w...

Cupples Station Terminal: Washington University and the Development of St. Louis

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on June 27, 2016

The expansive scope of influence that Washington University has had and continues to have in St. Louis cannot be understated. A lot of this influence comes in the form of land ownership and development.   Much of the property given to the University over the past decades were gifts in support of ...