Physics department to add new astrophysics major, biophysics track this fall

The University approved the new astrophysics major for fall 2019 last May. The physics department faculty approved the biophysics track this week and it’s expected to be an option by fall 2019 as well.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

Washington University introduces new introductory biology course

Biology Professor Allan Larson explained that a student would take the new class instead of the traditional two-semester sequence of introductory biology courses.

Merry May Ma | Contributing Reporter

WU launches mentorship program for women in physics

Washington University’s physics program will host a mentorship program for women in the physics department, beginning this semester.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter

Washington University to transition to Canvas by fall 2019

Washington University will fully transition from Blackboard to Canvas by the fall 2019 semester.

Grace Stohr | Contributing Reporter

Professor Melissa Jonson-Reid named director of social work Ph.D. program

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.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter

$5 million gift establishes new institute for medicine and law

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.

Julia Arbanas | Staff Reporter

Department of Mathematics changes name to Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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.

Grace Stohr | Contributing Reporter

College of Arts and Sciences introduces focus groups to reduce student stress

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.

Grace Stohr | Contributing Writer

Immigration law clinic offered at Washington University law school

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.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter

Sam Fox to offer new Bachelor of Arts primary majors

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.

Aiden Blinn | News Editor