Tuition prices to increase by $1,700 for 2017-2018 academic year

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year will be $50,650, an increase of 3.5 percent ($1,700) from the $48,950 charged for 2016-2017, Provost Holden Thorp announced via a letter sent to students and parents Thursday morning.

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Chancellor named second highest-paid head of school

A recent ranking, courtesy of the Chronicle for Higher Education, places Chancellor Mark Wrighton as the second-highest paid leader of a private college in 2014—a ranking that administrators say is artificially high and an anomaly due to a supplemental executive retirement plan approved by the board of trustees in 2004.

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Brown School set to launch policy institute, expand graduate offerings

Following student demand for more policy-based offerings, the Brown School of Social Work is set to launch the Clark-Fox Policy Institute in the spring of 2017.

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Wrighton signs letter defending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Chancellor Mark Wrighton joined over 470 other university presidents and chancellors in signing an open letter in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects students whose immigration status would otherwise be threatened.

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University reinforces commitment to sexual assault prevention, expands education, support programs

S.A.R.A.H.’s permanent funding is just one among many in a large expansion of staffing and funding for sexual assault prevention programs and crisis services on campus. The changes, which also include a new research initiative to assess and improve sexual assault prevention methods, are intended to educate students and could have a national effect on how campus sexual assault is addressed.

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Annual tuition forum notes modest progress toward affordability

Chancellor Mark Wrighton and other Washington University leaders noted the progress the University has made toward becoming more affordable while acknowledging the immense difficulties of pursuing need-blind admissions at Tuesday night’s annual tuition forum.

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Pilot program hopes to help Pell-eligible students on campus

A pilot scholar program launching this year hopes to be the answer to the slew of criticism that has come from students and national media in regards to the lack of socioeconomic diversity in the undergraduate population.

Alberto De La Rosa | Contributing Reporter

Wrighton email error raises concerns online

We’ve come to expect it: something tragic happens—a shooting, a natural disaster—and an email pops up in the inboxes of students and faculty all across Washington University “on behalf of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.”

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Student resource offices consolidate to form Campus Life

The offices on the second floor of the Danforth University Center have a new name and mission: Campus Life.

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Brit, businessman, clockmaker: Meet the new dean of the Olin Business School

Highly regarded by administrators for his achievements in academia, breadth of experience and personable nature, Mark Taylor is more than qualified to take over as the dean of the Olin Business School.

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