Staff editorial: Board of trustees lacks transparency, in excess of authority

The board of trustees is perhaps the most consequential institution in determining the direction of the University. The people who are the most directly affected by this direction—the students—should at the very least be informed how these decisions are made.

Andrew Newman elected vice chair and chair-elect of the board of trustees

Newman is currently chairman of Hackett Security Inc. and has served on the board of trustees since 1987. He will replace Craig D. Schnuck as chairman in June. Previously, Newman served on the Medical Finance Committee, the University Finance Committee and the Honorary Degree Committee.

Emma Baker | News Editor

Op-ed: A letter from the undergraduate representatives to the board of trustees

When I first was asked to be an undergraduate student representative to the board of trustees, I was deeply humbled that my co-rep, Megan Wolf, and myself, were given the opportunity to positively affect the lives of our peers.

| Class of 2018

Students express concerns during chancellor search hearing sessions

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.

Jessica Bigley | Contributing Reporter

Board of trustees to head search for new chancellor

With Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s retirement announcement, the University begins the search for his successor.

| Editor-in-Chief

Wash. U. announces new undergraduate board of trustees representatives

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.

| Senior News Editor

Former Peabody executive resigns from board, activists react

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.

Swetha Nakshatri | Staff Reporter

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.

| Editor-in-Chief

Proposal to create space for low-income students, combat stigma

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.

| Associate Editor

Board of Trustees selects undergraduate representatives for 2016-2017 year

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.

| Editor-in-Chief