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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WU announces commitment to reporting, supporting KIPP students

Washington University has clarified its role as a sponsor, and now partner, with KIPP public charter schools, as the University announced it will actively search for qualified KIPP students who otherwise may not have known of opportunities offered at the University.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

Freshman ‘Identity Literacy’ class to become mandatory

This fall marks the second year Washington University has offered its pilot course, Identity Literacy: An Introduction to Cultural Competence in a Diverse World. The University is now aiming to make the course mandatory for all incoming freshman as soon as Fall 2018.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

B-school class mixup

When a group of approximately 25 business school students walked into their MEC 470: Market Competition and Value Appropriation class this semester, they were surprised to find the material oddly familiar. That’s because the students had—without knowing—been taught a combination of MEC 470 and MEC 370: Game Theory for Business, the previous level course, last semester by visiting professor Oleksandr Shcherbakov.

Meghan Sharma | Contributing Reporter

Latinx program proposal denied despite growing student population

The most recent attempt to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a Latinx studies program was shot down by administrators earlier this month, leaving some of its proponents unsure as to why.

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Sociology major, minor approved

For over 25 years, no Washington University student has had the choice to major or minor in sociology. Starting this year, that’s about to change.

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New Writing 1 alternative available to freshmen

Incoming freshmen now have the option to take “What is Justice?” as an alternative to Writing 1 this academic year.

A requirement for most first year students, Writing 1 aims to develop the writing skills of all freshmen to adequately prepare them for college level papers. The “What is Justice?” course has the same goal of improving writing, but intends to offer a more consistent theme in its subject matter.

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