The Opportunity Fund is a student-led initiative that aims to reduce the financial barriers faced by undergraduates of lower socioeconomic backgrounds, provide a source of reliable funding for extracurricular activities and thereby empower students with the opportunity to attain an equitable and fulfilling college experience.
The 2017 Spring Elections are coming up and we would like to encourage all students to run for Student Union. Now, more than ever, there is a need for passionate student leaders to serve in the Student Union to help drive positive change both on campus and in the greater Washington University community.
I am a student leader in progressive organizations on campus, former president of Wash. U. for Bernie and a queer woman. I am also a sweet-tea drinkin’, y’all sayin’, church-goin’, Arkansan founding president of a Christian Campus Ministry.
As students walked through their dorms this past week, they likely encountered a flyer entitled “The Original Diversity: Man & Woman in Christ,” which advertised a discussion led by Jonathan Fisk and hosted by the Lutheran Student Fellowship. Many of us probably passed this flyer by without digesting its hateful message.
This Wednesday, on Feb. 8, Washington University and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting hosted former Secretary of State and U.N. ambassador Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley in Graham Chapel to discuss “A New Approach to the Middle East,” and the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force, which Albright and Hadley co-chair. These speakers are war criminals who carry violent and bloody legacies.
In the days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the sections on Civil Rights, Climate Change and LGBTQ Rights have all been removed from the White House website.
Amidst the chaos ensued by President Donald Trump’s travel ban, we the students of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) thought it was important that a Muslim voice is heard loud and clear.
Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned refugees and immigrants of seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. We, the Washington University College Republicans, strongly denounce this action.
When someone of your status publicly lavishes praise upon a vigorous opponent of fair wages, it severely decreases confidence that the University takes economic access and equity seriously.
The New York Times article highlighted a fact many students know, but few have openly acknowledged: Washington University is diverse in many ways, but socioeconomic diversity isn’t one of them.