Monday, August 25, will be a poignant day for St. Louis. As a young man is laid to rest in Ferguson, it is important to pause and reflect upon tragic recent events and the persistent challenges we face as a region. Washington University will join in this moment by lowering the university’s flag to half-staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as Michael Brown’s memorial is held. We also will ring the bells at Graham Chapel for five minutes when the service begins. As the bells ring, we ask that you silently reflect upon how we can be better and do better … and strengthen our community overall.
Mark S. Wrighton
H. Holden Thorp