Recently, Washington University released the results of the Mosaic Project’s campus climate survey. The results, predictably, provided very few (if any) surprises.
Washington University aims to open its Center for Diversity & Inclusion by this fall, with a director for the center to start work this summer. The decision to open a center was made based on the results of reports by an external consultant, Lori Patton Davis of Indiana University, and a University task force, which concluded that a center should be opened in 2014.
When campus climate survey results were announced at a forum on Monday, many students were neither surprised by the results nor impressed with Washington University’s response to them.
In a surprise hire, the Mosaic Project hired an upper-class straight white man from Westchester County, N.Y. to lead its new Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
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?