The new sorority, which will be chosen by May 1 and officially arrive on campus after the end of formal recruitment in January 2016, will be the newest addition to women’s Greek life since Kappa Delta was established at the University in 2013.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton has agreed to meet with student protest organizers about issues surrounding recent events in Ferguson next semester. This meeting with administrators was one of student protesters’ demands of the chancellor and Washington University. Despite this demand being met, on-campus protests have continued, including one this weekend at the December degree-candidate recognition ceremony.
Hundreds of students expanded the scope of protest activities on campus Thursday afternoon, including marching through Olin Library and protesting on the lawn of the chancellor’s residence.
With the Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) now in place, the Mosaic Project is looking toward the completion of a fully functioning Center for Diversity and Inclusion before 2015.
Celebrating its 60th year with a roster including celebrities, noted scientists and social activists, Washington University announced its spring 2014 Assembly Series schedule on Monday.
In an email to students and community members, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced Washington University has increased its long-term fundraising goals by $70 million to fund more need-based aid. The University is already allocating more money to increase socioeconomic diversity, and the additional funds will be used to make the changes sustainable in the long term.
Washington University has announced two new engineering buildings to extend beyond Brookings Hall, but only one has been named and neither has a set groundbreaking date. The two academic buildings will occupy the current Engineering School parking lot where ThurtenE Carnival is held each spring. The first of the two, to be named Henry A. & Elvira H.
The Danforth Campus may not have closed in observation of Veteran’s Day on Monday, but according to Inside Higher Ed, Washington University has the fourth-highest enrollment of U.S. veteran undergraduates of any of America’s most selective colleges.
Write-in candidates dominated in this week’s Student Union elections. Due to a lack of candidates who collected the necessary signatures to be on the ballot, many write-in candidates saw success, including Divya Verma for a Treasury seat, Neena Wang for the Architecture Senate seat and Varun Parekh for a Business School Senate seat.
With Fall W.I.L.D. only two weeks away, organizers have announced two headliners they hope will live up to Buzzfeed recently ranking the event the eighth most insane college party in the country. When hip-hop artists Karmin and Chance the Rapper perform at Fall W.I.L.D. on Oct.