The Society of Physics Students aims to introduce a new major in Biophysics with the help of the Math Club, as well as a second major in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.
Olin Business School hired five female tenuretrack professors to its ranks this fall, reflecting University-wide efforts to increase gender parity amongst its faculty.
Green Action, an environmental justice student group, has requested that Washington University’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization change its name. But despite Green Action and the University not agreeing on the name, both sides note the necessity for more environmentally friendly energy sources.
This fall, Cornerstone offerings will extend beyond introductory math and science courses with the addition of help desks for new courses.
As the culmination of over a year’s worth of close collaboration between students and faculty, the Olin Business School will offer a new Business of Social Impact minor this fall.
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.
Rita Levi-Montalcini, a Nobel laureate and former Washington University biology professor, was posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame Thursday.
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.
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.
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.