With the sit-in against Peabody Energy now in its third week, Washington University officials have made their first counteroffer to the student organizers’ demands. Organizers, however, have deemed the offer, which directly addresses only one of their stated demands, insufficient, and they plan to continue their sit-in under Brookings Archway, which began April 8.
Despite the Students Against Peabody sit-in under the Brookings Archway providing the backdrop to one of Washington University’s largest events, Social Programming Board and the Washington University Police Department expect Friday’s W.I.L.D. to proceed as planned.
Students in the Danforth University Center on Wednesday afternoon were interrupted by the shouts of classmates wearing green and white T-shirts to raise awareness about socioeconomic diversity in admissions.
Administrators highlighted Washington University’s efforts to cut costs without affecting services at a public forum on Wednesday morning, At the beginning of 2013, the University retained the services of Huron Consulting Group to find methods to reduce expenditures in four areas where other universities have implemented similar measures.
Students are continuing their sit-in under the Brookings Archway after Chancellor Mark Wrighton rejected their core demand to remove Greg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, from Washington University’s board of trustees Saturday.
Although a tornado touched down in University City Wednesday night, many students slept through the early-morning alarms as their peers sought shelter. Many students woke up to tornado sirens around 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, but the Washington University Emergency Notification System otherwise only alerted students about the tornado warning via email.
When campus climate survey results were announced at a forum on Monday, many students were neither surprised by the results nor impressed with Washington University’s response to them.
Changes coming to 2016 SAT exam to have minimal effect on prospective students, according to admissions office
Changes are coming to the SAT—but not, it seems, to the Washington University admissions process. At the beginning of March, the College Board announced a variety of changes to the SAT as a response to criticisms from teachers, parents and students.
Nancy Staudt will be the next dean of Washington University’s School of Law, the University announced Monday. Staudt was a professor at the University from 2000-06 and is currently a vice dean at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Her appointment followed a six-month nationwide search.
After a yearlong trial, Washington University faculty remain divided over offering online classes. About 150 faculty members filled Wilson 214 during Friday’s faculty meeting to debate whether to pass a resolution to continue working with the online education platform Semester Online, the for-profit business that currently runs the program.