Op-ed submission: HAGS

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, I sat alone in my dorm room drinking green apple vodka, eating Bear’s Den pizza and staring dejectedly at Michael Scott, begging him to make me smile. Three days later I was doing the same thing, sans alcohol with the addition of some bruises and emotional scarring.

Katy Hutson | Class of 2020

Op-ed submission: Discrimination in STEM

As a woman majoring in systems engineering and hoping to enter the medical profession, a lack of representation of minorities and women is something that has become normal to me.

16 current students and alumni

Op-ed submission: This Administration Cannot Be Trusted

Leaders at Washington University have engaged in a campaign of disinformation and intimidation to undermine the unionization process, with Provost Holden Thorp as the face of this duplicitous endeavor.

Student Worker Alliance

Op-ed submission: Just another Wash. U. statistic: Reporting my assault

I found out that I had sex while blacked out, and I needed help.

Anonymous Student

Op-ed submission: The bias of empathy

Calls for empathy will go unanswered and largely unfulfilled if we first do not understand the barriers to empathizing with people different from ourselves.

Sunidhi Singh | Class of 2017

Op-ed submission: Diversity in the physics department

Over the course of the past month, a member of our physics department has taken to the columns of Student Life to opine on the place of diversity and women in physics. His polemic engendered quite the furor, and, in such light, we recognized the need to make clear to the Washington University community and beyond our explicit goals for rectifying the department’s lack of diversity.

The Physics Department Workplace Climate and Diversity Committee Members

Op-ed submission: Response to Jonathan Katz

How dare Professor Jonathan Katz minimize the very real experiences of my nonwhite or nonmale colleagues who have braved incredible obstacles and curmudgeonly old professors—Katz most certainly included—to come to and thrive at Washington University.

Dick Powis | PhD candidate, anthropology

Op-ed submission: New evidence in light of recent op-ed battle

Studies have shown that Jonathan Katz may, in fact, be a steaming pile of trash.

Elaine Emmerich and Xandi Barrett | Class of 2017

Op-ed submission: Why J Street U is bringing Breaking the Silence to campus

In a few days, J Street U WashU will be hosting an exhibition on campus produced by Breaking the Silence, an Israeli organization led by veteran Israel Defense Force soldiers who work to share their experiences of everyday life in the occupied territories.

Aitan Groener

Op-ed submission: Response to Jonathan Katz’s April 16 Submission

I don’t have much of a place commenting on the status of discrimination in the physics department as a student in another department, so I’m not going to do that with this piece.

Joshua Landman, Rachael Holloway | Class of 2017