A template for equity: inside the Brown School’s faculty hiring

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.

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Op-ed submission: Diversity in the physics department

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.

The Physics Department Workplace Climate and Diversity Committee Members

New CS40 exec hopes to increase participation, diversity

In the only contested Congress of the South 40 election, freshman Reana Elder prevailed to become the new speaker of the South 40.

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WU receives record number of applicants

Washington University received a record number of applicants for the class of 2021, with the final total coming in at more than 30,464 students who applied, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced to the board of trustees Friday. The total number of applicants reflects a 4 percent increase from last year, which saw 29,197 applicants, and a 28 percent increase since 2008, with 22,005.

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Understanding Wash. U.’s public stance on diversity

Washington University’s Twitter account—something you think about less than the rock museum in Rudolph Hall. Well, maybe until yesterday when the account congratulated the film “La La Land” on its many awards and how it “powerfully reflects race in Hollywood” while linking to an article written by a faculty member.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

Increased diversity still just a number at Wash. U.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education shows that the freshman class at Wash. U. during the year of “The Six” was 4.8 percent African-American. This year, for the class of 2020, that number is up to 12.4 percent. But has the culture that led to the discomfort and insecurity following that year’s production actually changed with the changing demographic?

Op-ed submission: Working toward a more representative SU

This year, the Diversity Affairs Council launched an inaugural project to collect data on the demographics of our Student Union officers to better understand how our student body is represented in SU.

Diversity Affairs Council

CDI holds discussions in response to social media post

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted affinity processing and discussion spaces this past Tuesday, Oct. 25, in response to recent backlash concerning a screenshot of a Snapchat posted to Facebook over the weekend.

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Fighting misrepresentation begins with students, not the administration

Understandably so, the photo stuck a nerve amongst members of the Wash. U. community. The insensitivity displayed by the two girls shocked and angered many, while others called for action from University administrators.

Association of Black Students looks to refocus goals, improve resources in coming election

The Association of Black Students (ABS) is hoping to clarify its goals and mission in an effort to better serve students in anticipation of Washington University’s plans to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity on campus. An upcoming election to decide the group’s executive members may be a step forward in these efforts.

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