What a grand jury does, and why the Darren Wilson case was unusual

Peter A. Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law Now that the grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year old man, there remain many questions about this grand jury and generally about the use of grand juries in the United States. The fact […]

Dear members of the Washington University community, As the calendar year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on how 2015 began, with hundreds of members of our community coming together in February to explore issues related to race, racism, diversity and inclusion. During our Day of Discovery and Dialogue, we had candid and […]

University College to present ‘From Athens to Ferguson’ lecture series

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere, have raised fundamental questions concerning justice, race and urban life. Please join us as Washington University faculty from Classics, History, Architecture and English and African-American Studies, examine related questions in a series of lectures in Washington University’s Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Saturday Lecture Series, running throughout February. […]

New Online Projects Seek to Capture Ferguson Events, Coverage, and Impact: User input needed

In response to recent historic events taking place in the Saint Louis metropolitan area, Washington University Libraries in collaboration with campus partners in the Center for the Humanities and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion have created a unique opportunity for sharing user-created content documenting the events in and around Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing […]