Melissa Jonson-Reid, who was previously Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work, was appointed director of the social work doctoral program at the Brown School of Social Work Sept. 11.
Washington University School of Law alumni Joseph and Yvonne Cordell donated $5 million to establish the Joseph and Yvonne Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law, which was dedicated last Wednesday.
Washington University’s Department of Mathematics changed its official name to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The faculty decided to change the name to reflect the growth of statistics as an integral part of the mathematics department at the University.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jen Smith is running focus groups on the various sources behind student stress. Smith decided to form the focus groups after results of a survey indicated that stress and anxiety had risen among the undergraduate study body.
Starting this semester, Washington University’s law school now offers a clinic in immigration law for second and third-year law students. The clinic is structured to provide students with practical experience representing and counseling non-U.S. citizens in immigration law cases.
The College of Art in the Sam Fox School will now offer two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs in art and design to allow greater flexibility for art students while still providing a studio-driven experience.
Prospective Washington University students are no longer required to submit a separate application for academic division-based scholarship programs beginning in the fall 2019 admissions cycle.
Washington University will launch a new interdisciplinary program—Beyond Boundaries—in fall 2019.
Beyond Boundaries is a multi-faceted program that allows students to enter into their first year without committing to an undergraduate school. The program encourages students to approach problems in an interdisciplinary way through a series of classes and opportunities.
Washington University is offering the online platform Canvas as an alternative for Blackboard to professors this fall, with the goal of phasing out Blackboard by fall 2019.
This winter Kaplan Test Prep, noticing an uptick in law school applicants, conducted a nationwide survey of 537 pre-law students. The survey concluded that a potential reason for the jump in the number of law school applications this year was the 2016 presidential election.