Administration seeks $300k from SU for new office space

Washington University is currently seeking $300,000 in funding from Student Union for new furniture and other aesthetic features in SU’s office space—set to be consolidated from a two-story to a one-story space in the Danforth University Center.

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Former professor, Nobel laureate posthumously inducted into St. Louis Walk of Fame

Rita Levi-Montalcini, a Nobel laureate and former Washington University biology professor, was posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame Thursday.

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Physics department responds to lack of female faculty, discusses hiring efforts

Following a February 2016 student organized sit-in intended to spreading awareness about the lack of gender diversity in the physics department, increased pressure has been placed on the department to hire a female physicist. Last year, the department made three job offers to women, two of which were senior faculty offers.

Danielle Drake-Flam | News Editor

Physics students discuss department’s ongoing lack of women

Washington University’s physics department currently employs zero tenured or tenure-track women faculty, a statistic emblematic of the department’s gender disparity in both the number of students and professors.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Staff Reporter

Sociology department expands, unveils new graduate courses

The sociology department is ahead of schedule in its faculty recruitment plan, with six tenured and tenured-track faculty members and three postdoctoral fellows hired within the first two years of the department’s reestablishment.

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Brown School set to launch policy institute, expand graduate offerings

Following student demand for more policy-based offerings, the Brown School of Social Work is set to launch the Clark-Fox Policy Institute in the spring of 2017.

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2 WU alumni selected as finalists for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Two Washington University alumni, 2015 graduate Damari Croswell and 2016 graduate Yidan Qin, were recently named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship. Croswell applied as an American Scholar, while Qin applied as a Chinese Scholar.

Olivia Szymanski | Contributing Reporter

African and African-American Studies to become full department

In 1969, the Black Studies program was founded in response to protests by the Association of Black Students, who confronted administrators in Brookings Hall. Now, over 40 years later and under a different name, the African and African-American Studies Program has been upgraded to the status of a department.

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Faculty shift away from lectures, incorporate activity

Faculty in science, engineering and mathematics departments are beginning to shift away from purely lecture-based to more activity-based classes this semester.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Contributing Reporter

WUachieve software to aid ArtSci major, minor planning

In order to increase the ease with which students can keep track of their process in program requirements, the College of Arts & Sciences has rolled out a new software called WUachieve.

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