Washington University has not offered a sociology degree to its students since the department closed in 1991, but that may change as administrators contemplate bringing the major back. As one of the only top universities that don’t offer sociology as a major, Washington University is, for once, behind the curve.
As the interconnectedness of nations and people worldwide increases, impacts of armed conflict become much less isolated than they once were. It should be a national priority to shift away from military action and more toward the use of soft powers.
Among the greatest gifts a republic can give its citizens is an open mind. In order to be effective voters, people must constantly expose themselves to new ideas and thoughts. They must ward away intellectual stagnancy and constantly push to better themselves. By strengthening the mind, we can strengthen the nation. At least, that’s the idea.
As the 11 hottest members of the Student Life editorial board, we take this bit of broadsheet reserved for our weekly pith and pontification to announce our displeasure (read: lack of pleasure) with the recent campus-wide infatuation with “The Hot 12.
The first gender-inclusive housing option at Washington University was made available in 2008 on the North Side; six years later, the only gender-inclusive housing options remain limited to the North Side and to off-campus housing. In simplest terms, it has taken the University far too long to expand its gender-inclusive housing options.
A month ago, four freshman students sent a proposal to the Office of Residential Life asking for gender-neutral housing on the South 40. Although their petition included letters of support from their resident advisors and many additional signatures, they were contacted Feb.
Bitcoins have had an interesting history. Created in 2009 as a way to circumvent traditional credit agencies and make online transactions cheaper, they have gone on to be the currency of choice for money launderers, people who wish to purchase illicit items and most recently, speculators. For the uninformed, a bitcoin is an anonymous cryptocurrency.
The Sochi Olympics came to a close Sunday with the host nation celebrating a win in the overall medal count, buoyed by strong (if not marred by judging controversy) finishes in figure skating.
Facebook recently expanded its gender options to accommodate those who identify outside the gender binary, or those who identify as something other than simply “male” or “female.” As someone who happily identifies as female (and always has), this decision does not affect me in any way whatsoever. And I think this decision is wonderful.
The proposed amendment to the Treasury seat allocation process that is up for a vote Thursday is an excellent first step in creating a better-engaged student government at Washington University. We applaud Student Union for taking steps to ensure that students from every school are represented in student government and the allocation of our student activity fee.