Twenty-three years after being dissolved as a result of ongoing controversy and diminishing size, a sociology department may return to Washington University. As a historically contentious department, it was shut down in 1991 because of its small size and weakened state.
In a vote with no opposition Tuesday night, Student Union Treasury and Senate passed a general budget that saw an increase in W.I.L.D. talent funding but eliminated Bauhaus’ direct funding. The budget was passed 18-0-0 in Treasury and 18-0-1 in Senate. The budget of $2,685,109.
Although it did not directly address the topic of the word “retarded,” Monday night’s panel on disability in the media was part of a week of events intended to stop students from using the word.