Wash. U. to debut events focusing on gun violence prevention, awareness

Washington University will soon kick off a year of events focused on using the University’s resources for the advancement of gun legislation and gun violence prevention and awareness, according to Risa Zwerling Wrighton, wife of the chancellor and academic advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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B-school to update its curriculum, course offerings

Nine new courses and major changes will be implemented in the Olin Business School’s course listings as the school will be amending and updating its curriculum for the class of 2019 and beyond.

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Quatrano steps down, Bobick named new dean of engineering

After serving five years as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ralph Quatrano will step down on July 1 to make way for Aaron Bobick.

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Community Service and Gephardt Institute to consolidate

In an effort to consolidate resources and increase efficiency, the current community service and civic service offices known as the Community Service Office and the Gephardt Institute for Public Service will be joining forces.

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WU admins respond to demands for increased campus diversity

Students from Washington University’s chapter of the St. Louis Students in Solidarity group met with several administrators on Monday for a second time to discuss their demands.

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Wash. U. Dean Schaal to lead prestigious science organization as its 2016 president

Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been elected the 2016 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the leading science organizations in the United States.

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B-school faces criticism for its lack of diversity, response to Ferguson

Four graduate students in the Olin School of Business recently interviewed by Student Life voiced various concerns with Business School Dean Mahendra Gupta’s lack of responsiveness to the issues in Ferguson and other problems regarding diversity throughout Olin.

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Rob Wild to take over Residential Life dept.

Beginning this semester, Residential Life now falls under the charge of Associate Vice Chancellor for Students Rob Wild after more than 20 years in the hands of Dean of Students Justin Carroll.

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Students negotiate with administration on racial inequality

The demands identified three areas of focus for the administration to modify: improving the experience of people of color on campus, developing a culturally conscientious campus population and repairing the University’s relationship with the St. Louis community. While students and the administration did not come to any official agreement from the conversation, both sides were optimistic about future discussions.

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University announces plan to increase Pell-eligible numbers

With tuition on the rise once again for the 2015-16 school year, Washington University administrators unveiled a new official commitment for increased socioeconomic diversity on campus, specifically through the acceptance and support of more Pell Grant-eligible students.

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