As the search for a new chancellor at Washington University continues, multiple hearing sessions were held on Nov. 29, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 so that students, faculty and staff could voice their opinions on what they want to see in the next chancellor.
With Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s retirement announcement, the University begins the search for his successor.
Juniors Peter Dissinger and Megan Wolf will serve as the undergraduate representatives for the Washington University board of trustees during the 2017-2018 academic year, the University announced Tuesday.
After years of agitation from the Washington University community for the removal of coal executives from the board of trustees—which culminated in a 16-day occupation conducted by WashU Students Against Peabody in the spring of 2014 and led to seven student arrests at a rally outside of a board of trustees meeting—activists can finally claim some victory. However, Fossil Free WashU will continue to push for full divestment from fossil fuels.
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.
In an effort to address the needs of low-income students on campus, the two undergraduate representatives to the Washington University board of trustees will present a proposal to the board on May 5 at their semesterly meeting, hoping to foster community and provide resources for those students.
The Washington University board of trustees has chosen juniors Rohan Khazanchi and Norah Rast to serve as the undergraduate student representatives to the board for the 2016-2017 school year.
This February, a group of Washington University students issued a statement calling for the removal of Wash. U. board member Andrew Taylor, who owns a controlling interest in the Keefe Group: a company that provides a variety of services to the U.S. prison system. Their argument: that the University should not be profiting from America’s overcrowded, overpriced prison industrial complex.
Peabody Energy Corporation, a St. Louis-based energy company with close ties to Washington University, may soon file for bankruptcy, according to a recent securities filing.
Washington University’s Leading Together fundraising campaign will be aiming to raise an extra $300 million because it is approximately two years ahead of schedule. After the campaign reached $2.12 billion in funds raised in December 2015, Washington University’s Board of Trustees voted to increase the 2018 Leading Together goal from $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion.