Nicole Garnett

Nicole Garnett

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Education & Society, Fall 2019

Nicole Garnett, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, delivered remarks on ‘The Value of Educational Pluralism.’

Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Education & Society, Fall 2019, Social Justice

To mark the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Washington University in St. Louis community came together on Monday, August 26, 2019 for‘Reflections,Unity, Social Justice, and Peace.’

Kim Gardner

By yimkristine on February 8, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

Gardner was elected St. Louis Circuit Attorney in 2017, after serving as a Missouri House Representative from the 77th District. She received national attention last year for her role in pursuing the investigation into alleged unlawful activities by Missouri governor Eric Greitens, leading to his resignation. As circuit attorney, Gardner, an African American, is one […]

Wesley Bell

Ferguson Councilman Wesley Bell’s recent upset of Robert McCulloch’s 28-year-run as St. Louis County Prosecutor was a stunning victory for the underdog running on a platform to reform its criminal justice system. This January, Bell became the first African American prosecutor in St. Louis County history. The son of a police officer, Bell’s resume includes […]

Jean Peters Baker

By yimkristine on February 8, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

Throughout her long tenure in the Jackson County prosecutor’s office, Baker has served in nearly every unit. In 2012 she was elected as its leader. Baker is known as a fearless and compassionate advocate for the victims of crime, especially the young and most vulnerable, and for partnering with police and community leaders to confront […]

Adam Foss

By yimkristine on February 6, 2019 in Education & Society, National Issues, Social Justice, Spring 2019

A brief rundown of Adam Foss’s early years shows a trajectory that aligns with his choices as an adult: Born in Columbia and adopted by an Irish-American family from Massachusetts; experienced childhood as one of color in a small town; arrested at age 19 for marijuana possession but got off easy because his father was […]

Michael Pollan

NOTE: Due to the anticipated large turnout, seating for the public will be limited. Doors open at 4:30 PM – seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A book signing will follow his talk. Through his several books on the growth, preparation and consumption of food, Michael Pollan has shown us the way toward food […]