From the Chancellor: Why WashU Voices?

The tragic situation in Ferguson demands that we accelerate the pace of our efforts … and, as a result, not only be better, but do better.

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Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton

Since August 9th, our St. Louis community has been gripped by tension and unrest. The events in Ferguson, which began with the tragic death of a young man, continue to have profound impact on each of us personally, our university and the St. Louis region overall. It presents challenges of historic proportions. Through this tragedy, our community has the opportunity to become better and stronger.

All of us at Washington University must do our part — by reflecting and better understanding each other, by convening important conversation and by taking action. Wash U Voices: Ferguson and Beyond is our online gathering place to inspire and motivate each other to do just that. Here we can share perspectives, learn about the underlying issues, find information about events and activities and, most of all, engage.

We have a lot of progress to make individually, as a university and as a region. The tragic situation in Ferguson demands that we accelerate the pace of our efforts … and, as a result, not only be better, but do better.
Please join us as we work together toward that goal.

Sincerely,

Mark S. Wrighton
Chancellor