Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, I sat alone in my dorm room drinking green apple vodka, eating Bear’s Den pizza and staring dejectedly at Michael Scott, begging him to make me smile. Three days later I was doing the same thing, sans alcohol with the addition of some bruises and emotional scarring.
As a woman majoring in systems engineering and hoping to enter the medical profession, a lack of representation of minorities and women is something that has become normal to me.
Leaders at Washington University have engaged in a campaign of disinformation and intimidation to undermine the unionization process, with Provost Holden Thorp as the face of this duplicitous endeavor.
I found out that I had sex while blacked out, and I needed help.
Calls for empathy will go unanswered and largely unfulfilled if we first do not understand the barriers to empathizing with people different from ourselves.
While Student Life policy typically prohibits the publishing of anonymously authored pieces, we decided to make an exception to this rule for this piece as it deals with an especially sensitive subject matter.
As Student Life prepares to shut down for finals, my parting words to all my admirers are that the most obvious explanations are not necessarily correct, that cherished assumptions may be invalid and that ad hominem arguments are fallacious.
Over the course of the past month, a member of our physics department has taken to the columns of Student Life to opine on the place of diversity and women in physics. His polemic engendered quite the furor, and, in such light, we recognized the need to make clear to the Washington University community and beyond our explicit goals for rectifying the department’s lack of diversity.
As the academic school year draws to a close, so does the end of an era: Student Life’s time in Danforth University Center room 330.
We strongly disagree with the thoughts expressed by Jonathan Katz in his April 16, 2017 op-ed contribution to Student Life.