Coming to a university like Washington University means meeting people of all kinds of different identities, experiences and lives. Coupled with this is the need to mature. But what buttresses all of this is the fear of exclusion.
Washington University’s physics department offered positions to two female tenure-track faculty members this semester. Nuclear physicists Maria Piarulli and Saori Pastore formally accepted the positions earlier this month.
Black student enrollment at Washington University fell from 12.4 percent to 11 percent this year according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
According to the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, 225 out of 713 tenured or tenure-track faculty at Washington University were born outside the United States.
In an effort to be as transparent as possible with our student body, we issued a Demographic Survey, which eventually led to make up our first official Student Union Diversity Report.
With nearly 70 percent of all undergraduates enrolled in this division, the Arts & Sciences faculty have a unique responsibility of forming the bedrock of the education of Washington University students.
Minority students are nothing more than social capital to the University, and once they can count you in their statistics, you are on your own.
Washington University was ranked the 65th best American employer for diversity in a Forbes ranking published in January.
As the first school at Washington University to admit African-American students, the Brown School of Social Work has long been an institutional leader in recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Over the course of the past month, a member of our physics department has taken to the columns of Student Life to opine on the place of diversity and women in physics. His polemic engendered quite the furor, and, in such light, we recognized the need to make clear to the Washington University community and beyond our explicit goals for rectifying the department’s lack of diversity.