ArtSci releases letter responding to controversial op-eds in Student Life, reaffirming commitment to inclusion

The College of Arts & Sciences released an open letter reaffirming its commitment to policies of diversity and inclusion Thursday, placing special emphasis on applying these policies to the physics department—which currently has received criticism no tenured or tenured-track female professors.

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WU names new university librarian to help further develop system

Denise Stephens will assume the position of Washington University librarian and vice provost, effective July 1. She will take the place of Jeffrey Trzeciak who left Washington University last July.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

Mark Taylor to serve as new dean of Olin Business School

Mark Taylor, current dean of the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, will serve as dean of the Olin Business School beginning this fall, Washington University announced today.

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Mark Rollins appointed as new UCollege dean

Philosophy professor and performing arts department chair Mark Rollins will take over as University College dean effective July 1, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Barbara Schaal announced earlier this week.

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Tentative adjunct agreement reached, walkout changed to victory rally

Adjuncts and Washington University officials reached a tentative agreement regarding compensation, job security and facility access Wednesday afternoon. The agreement, subject to ratification, effectively changed the purpose of Thursday’s rally, originally intended to display the campus-wide concerns on adjunct pay treatment.

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Tentative agreement reached between adjuncts and WU, adjunct walkout now victory rally

Adjuncts and Washington University officials reached a tentative agreement subject to ratification this afternoon, which prompted tomorrow’s schedule walkout to be replaced with a victory rally.

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Physics department looks to add female faculty

In the 13 years that Mark Alford has been the chair of Washington University’s physics department, few women have held a tenured or tenure-track professorship. Currently, that number is zero.

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Professor raises over $100,000 for Ferguson with Manhattan swim

A professor looking to fundraise for youth education in St. Louis went the distance this summer, swimming 27 miles around Manhattan Island.

Amelia Ma | Contributing Reporter

Sociology department builds from ground up, focuses on race relations in St. Louis

As hundreds of new students enter life at Washington University, an entire department of professors is learning the ins and outs of the University as well. The sociology department, re-formed this semester after a nearly 25-year hiatus, currently consists of three professors, all new or returning inhabitants of St. Louis: David Cunningham, Jake Rosenfeld and Adia Harvey Wingfield. Each has unique expectations for the department and for the University.

Ariel Kravitz | Contributing Reporter

WUSTL biology professor featured in Bill Gates-sponsored online history initiative

The Big History Project, an international education initiative funded by Bill Gates that intends to provide a comprehensive history of the universe and humanity in a cohesive curriculum, features several notable scientists and historians, including Washington University professor of biology Ursula Goodenough.

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