Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University, has won 23 awards in the Missouri College Media Association Newspaper contest. The MCMA Newspaper contest honors excellence in collegiate journalism in the state of Missouri. The awards were announced at the annual MCMA meeting in Joplin, Mo. on April 20.
While Washington University saw a 10 percent increase in applicants from last year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reduced the University’s rate of admission by nearly 10 percent to ensure their target freshman enrollment is not exceeded.
The Olin Business School’s undergraduate program is the fourth-best in the country, narrowly besting the University of Pennsylvania’s celebrated Wharton School, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest rankings. Olin rose four places from last year’s ranking—the first year it made the top 10—in the 2013 rankings released Wednesday.
In response to the success of a student-driven work group model, Washington University’s Career Center has established four new work groups this semester, with the newest group holding its first meeting last week. The new groups focus on nonprofit work, environment and sustainability, communications and writing, and public health.
Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy recently confirmed its imminent partnership with the University of Ghana in Accra.
High salaries and renowned status are benefits associated with law school that have typically motivated students to endure the stress required to earn a high GPA and high LSAT scores. But with the number of law school applications falling due to rising tuition and decreasing job prospects after graduation, these long-standing associations may soon disappear.
10 minutes is the amount of time it took one man to attempt 524 free throws, another to eat 47 slices of pizza and yet another to fly 11,856 sky lanterns, according to Guinness World Records. And as of last semester, 10 minutes is how long Washington University students are given to travel between classes.
As institutions nationwide join the national debate over whether to offer credit for high Advanced Placement test scores, Washington University professors and officials are standing behind the school’s current and comparatively tightfisted system.
[media-credit id=3223 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] The base price of a Washington University education has risen more than 50 percent in the last 10 years and will likely continue to rise at a similar pace, University administrators say.
As Washington University admissions officers sift through early decision applicants for the class of 2017 this month, they will have one less thing on their minds. “We do it in three-and-a-half,” the age-old motto of the January Program, will soon become obsolete as the last group of JProg students arrives on campus in January.