In the News

A collection of significant stories from leading news sources with insight from Washington University faculty experts.

College professors reflect on the ‘lessons of Ferguson’

St. Louis Public Radio – August 9, 2016
Kimberly Norwood, Professor of Law and of African and African-American Studies


Universities finding new ways to preserve history in the making – like Ferguson

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – July 25, 2016
Documenting Ferguson initiative


Responding to Ferguson: What works, what doesn’t

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – September 15, 2015
Michael Sherraden, PhD, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor; and Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


How Ferguson changed US race relations

Agence France-Press – August 8, 2015
Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., PhD, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and of Performing Arts



Hope and fear in Ferguson, one year on

Agence France-Press – August 6, 2015
Carol Camp Yeakey, PhD, Professor of Education



Washington U. professor swimming for Ferguson

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – July 6, 2015
Henry Biggs, PhD, JD, School of Law



Clinton speaks about Ferguson, Charleston during St. Louis visit

KMOV-TV – June 23, 2015
Molly Metzger, PhD, assistant professor, Brown School



Just what is the ‘Ferguson effect’? It depends on how you view police.

Christian Science Monitor – June 12, 2015
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science



Editorial: Poverty is crushing African-Americans in the St. Louis region

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – June 6, 2015
Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


Injustice in Ferguson: Who will be held accountable?

CNN – March 4, 2015
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


As Ferguson Looks to Rebuild, Archivists Move to Preserve What Was Lost

New York Times – January 30, 2015
“Documenting Ferguson” Project


Michael Brown case grand juror sues St. Louis County prosecutor, asking to speak out on case

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – January 6, 2015
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Ferguson grand juror sues prosecutor for right to speak about case

Los Angeles Times – January 5, 2015
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


False Testimony May Trip New Case Against Darren Wilson

Newsweek – December 22, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Ferguson Commission eyes overhaul of region’s municipal courts

St. Louis American – December 16, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Legal Roundtable: Another Grand Jury For Ferguson Case? Possible But …

St. Louis Public Radio – December 15, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Challenges Face Project Documenting Protests in Ferguson

St. Louis Public Radio – December 15, 2014
“Documenting Ferguson” Project


Another March on Washington? After Ferguson, ‘That’s not change. That’s just church’

The Guardian – December 13, 2014
Jeffrey McCune Jr., PhD, Associate Professor of Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies


Ferguson-Jefferson City march pushed for reforms in police practices, culture

News Tribune – December 7, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Recognition of Ferguson Protesters by Time Magazine to Be Remarkable Moment

Sputnik News – December 5, 2014
Greg Magarian, JD, Professor of Law; Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law; and Carol Camp Yeakey, PhD, Professor of Education


Journey For Justice Faces Racist Opposition (Video)

Huffington Post – December 4, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


How One Woman Could Hit The Reset Button In The Case Against Darren Wilson

Think Progress – December 2, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Explainer: the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case and beyond

The Conversation – December 1, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Full airing of evidence in Brown shooting was overwhelming task

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – November 30, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Comments on Grand Jury Process and Racial Disparities (Video)

Al Jazeera – November 26, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Eight Things That Stuck Out To Us In The Pile Of Grand Jury Evidence

St. Louis Public Radio – November 26, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Michael Brown’s Family Could Sue

Reuters – November 25, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


After Wilson isn’t charged a region is called to heal ‘old wounds’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – November 25, 2014
Margaret Garb, PhD, Associate Professor of History


Grand jury call not the end for police officer

USA Today – November 25, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Prosecutor: Grand jury has reached decision in Michael Brown shooting

Associated Press – November 24, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


What’s Different About The Grand Jury Process In The Darren Wilson Case?

St. Louis Public Radio – November 24, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


In Ferguson, Preparation and Anticipation as Grand Jury Decision Nears

New York Times – November 22, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Ferguson Looks to Holiday Shopping Rush With Unease

New York Times – November 20, 2014
Joseph K. Goodman, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing


The Mark Reardon Show

KMOX-AM – November 20, 2014
Richard Kuhns, JD, Professor of Law Emeritus


What charges could Officer Darren Wilson face in Ferguson?

CNN.com – November 19, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Businesses and residents stressed over looming Ferguson grand jury ruling

Fox 2 – November 18, 2014
Robert Cloninger, MD, Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics


Ferguson Grand Jury Nears Decision

WBUR/National Public Radio – November 18, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


For Ferguson Grand Jury, Details and Responsibilities Are Abundant

New York Times – November 14, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


The Scheduled Crisis

St. Louis Magazine – November 13, 2014
William Harmening, Adjunct Instructor, Arts & Sciences


Ferguson shooting highlights deadly force laws

USA Today – November 12, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Associated Press – October 24, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


What effect will leaks have on the Michael Brown, Jr. shooting case?

KMOV – October 22, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


In Troubled St. Louis Area, Economist Helps Revive Sociology Dept.

Chronicle of Higher Education – October 20, 2014
Steven Fazzari, PhD, Professor of Economics


Ferguson protests frustrate, worry some

USA Today – October 15, 2014
Timothy McBride, PhD, Professor, Brown School


St. Louis on Edge as Protests Over Police Shootings Spread

Bloomberg – October 13, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


Reflections on Ferguson: 3 distinct perspectives

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – October 4, 2014
Kimberly Norwood, JD, Professor of Law and Professor of African and African-American Studies


Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archives

St. Louis Public Radio – September 21, 2014
“Documenting Ferguson” digital repository


Washington U. preserving Ferguson materials

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – September 19, 2014
“Documenting Ferguson” digital repository


Joe Madison interviews Washington University Law Professor Mae Quinn

Joe Madison Show – September 15, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Analysis: Ferguson Protests Are About Justice But Also About Health And Economic Disparities

St. Louis Public Radio – September 9, 2014
John Constantino, MD, Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


New divide opens in Ferguson over media checks into Mike Brown’s past

Christian Science Monitor – September 3, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Colleges respond to Michael Brown killing

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – September 2, 2014
William Tate, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Vice Provost for Graduate Education


What Could Happen If There’s No Indictment Or Conviction In Michael Brown’s Death

St. Louis Public Radio – September 1, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Understanding St Louis: The Activism of Bob Hansman

Arch Daily – September 1, 2014
Bob Hansman, Associate Professor of Architecture


Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage

Associated Press – August 31, 2014
Garrett Duncan, PhD, Associate Professor of Education and of African and African-American Studies


Race to the bottom in Ferguson

MacLean’s – August 27, 2014
Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


Would a dashcam really answer all the questions in the Michael Brown shooting?

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN) – August 26, 2014
Neil Richards, JD, Professor of Law


Ferguson Wrestles With What to Do Next

Time – August 26, 2014
Garrett Duncan, PhD, Associate Professor of Education and of African and African-American Studies


How Professors in St. Louis Are Teaching the Lessons of Ferguson’s Unrest

Chronicle of Higher Education – August 26, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


After Ferguson, black activists hope for reckoning on race and policing

Al Jazeera America – August 26, 2014
Garrett Duncan, PhD, Associate Professor of Education and of African and African-American Studies


Amid Mourning for Michael Brown, Call for Change

New York Times – August 25, 2014
Reuben Riggs, Senior, Washington University


Expert: Legal system often gives police benefit of the doubt

KMOV-TV – August 25, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Amid Mourning for Michael Brown, Call for Change

New York Times – August 25, 2014
Reuben Riggs, Senior, Washington University


45 Local Law Professors, Lawyers, Advocates Sign Pledge to Aid Ferguson

Riverfront TImes – August 25, 2014
Mae Quinn, JD, Professor of Law


Ferguson: Still Integrated, Still Divided

Wall Street Journal – August 24, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


Fallout from Ferguson shooting spurs police interest in wearable cameras

Associated Press – August 24, 2014
Neil Richards, JD, Professor of Law


Ferguson’s Experience Offers Lessons on Integration

Wall Street Journal – August 23, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


In St. Louis, Delmar Boulevard is the line that divides a city by race and perspective

Washington Post – August 22, 2014
Carol Camp Yeakey, PhD, Professor of Education


What’s next for Darren Wilson? These numbers could be a clue

Washington Post – August 22, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Educators ask: How to teach Ferguson?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – August 22, 2014
Vetta Sanders, PhD, Associate Professor, Brown School


Ferguson grand jury: Is justice delayed necessarily justice denied?

Al Jazeera America – August 22, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


How will Ferguson grievances be resolved?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – August 22, 2014
Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., PhD, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and of Performing Arts


Ferguson: How the balkanization of greater St. Louis fueled the strife

Christian Science Monitor – August 21, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


Injustice in Ferguson, Long Before Michael Brown

Bloomberg Businessweek – August 21, 2014
Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case Has Deep Family Ties to Police

NBC News – August 20, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Better Coordination Needed

The Missourian – August 20, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Missouri Gov: I Didn’t Call for Charges

U.S. News & World Report – August 20, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


What Will It Take To End The Violence In Ferguson?

St. Louis Public Radio – August 19, 2014
Darrell Hudson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


How Strong Is the Legal Case Against Darren Wilson?

Newsweek – August 19, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


National Guard soldiers deployed in Ferguson, Missouri

ABC News Australia – August 19, 2014
Garrett Duncan, PhD, Associate Professor of Education and of African and African-American Studies


Why hasn’t Darren Wilson been arrested yet?

Salon – August 19, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Police in Ferguson are violating the First Amendment, legal expert says

Deutsche Welle – August 19, 2014
Gregory Magarian, JD, Professor of Law


Potential charges against suburban St. Louis police officer who shot, killed Michael Brown

Associated Press – August 19, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law


Wonkbook: The social and economic story behind the unrest in Ferguson

Washington Post – August 18, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


How Ferguson Went From Middle Class to Poor in a Generation

Time – August 18, 2014
Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


Michael Brown’s Private Autopsy Reveals Multiple Gunshot Wounds

ABC World News – August 18, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law (appears at 5:40 mark on video)


St. Louis: A city divided

Al Jazeera America – August 18, 2014
Gerald Early, PhD, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Professor of English and African and African-American Studies


Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

Associated Press – August 18, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law

Ferguson unrest reflects decades of racial tension in St. Louis area

Los Angeles Times – August 15, 2014
Margaret Garb, PhD, Associate Professor of History; and Clarissa Rile Hayward, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science


The lessons of Ferguson: Race, protest, and militarized policing

The Globe and Mail (Canada) – August 15, 2014
Garrett Duncan, PhD, Associate Professor of Education and of African and African-American Studies


The County Map That Explains Ferguson’s Tragic Discord

Bloomberg Businessweek – August 15, 2014
Jason Purnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School


A legal look: Reasonable force or police brutality against Mike Brown?

Christian Science Monitor – August 14, 2014
Peter Joy, JD, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law