The first gender-inclusive housing option at Washington University was made available in 2008 on the North Side; six years later, the only gender-inclusive housing options remain limited to the North Side and to off-campus housing. In simplest terms, it has taken the University far too long to expand its gender-inclusive housing options.
To what end are we filling out the Campus Climate Survey? The stunningly non-communicative email accompanying the survey link gave no hints as to what the Mosaic Project’s Assessment and Benchmarking Group hopes to learn from the data collected, or how said data will be applied.
Washington University’s Loving Week began Monday with a table full of cupcakes, though the week—which culminates on Valentine’s Day—is about more than just sweets. Loving Week, which is hosted by the student group Association of Mixed Students and several other cultural groups, is a celebration of the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v.
As many students are already aware, Washington University has recently announced a tuition hike of $1,600 for the 2014-15 school year. Tuition has increased annually at the school for decades, and while this year’s increase is the lowest percentage-wise since the 1950s, it is still unacceptably high.
The 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial event brought students and community members to Graham Chapel to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader by coming together and embracing diversity. The venue was filled with nearly 800 individuals Monday night for the commemoration titled “The Prophetic Voice: What Does it Call You to Do?
Recently, Washington University’s Mosaic Project launched its Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) to allow students, faculty and other community members who have experienced incidents of bias, unequal treatment and discrimination to report these issues by submitting an online form on Wash. U.’s diversity website.
After years of conversations and months of studying other schools’ practices, Washington University’s Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) went live Monday. The online form allows students to report incidents ranging from unequal treatment to text message harassment in which they felt targeted because of bias.
Sunday night, the Theatre for Social Change drama class staged its first production of Theatre of the Oppressed, a series of three short plays centered around audience participation.
This weekend, the Performing Arts Department’s “My Children! My Africa!” invites cultured, intelligent and open-minded Washington University students to check their privilege at the stage door. Set in South Africa in 1989, the show follows the story of a dedicated teacher, Mr. M., and two promising but racially segregated students, Thami and Isabel.
On Halloween a group of students posted a picture of themselves on Facebook which represented, as best I could tell, four American soldiers posing with an ambiguous, bearded, dark-skinned man. Two of the “soldiers” pointed toy guns at the man, who was kneeling below them.