Dr. Shantay Bolton to join WU as chief administrative officer

Dr. Shantay Bolton, Tulane University’s vice president and deputy chief operating officer, will join the Washington University community as executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer, Jul. 1.

| Senior News Editor

Responding to student backlash, WU adds third wellness day to spring calendar, moves up start date

After students objected to the replacement of Spring Break with two nonconsecutive “wellness days,” Washington University announced a revised spring calendar that included two consecutive wellness days and one additional wellness day, Dec. 3.

Orli Sheffey | Staff Reporter

WU lifts hiring freeze, proposes new faculty hiring initiatives

Washington University’s faculty and staff hiring freeze implemented in March was lifted Nov. 1. Individual schools can now begin to fill open positions.

Clara Richards | Staff Reporter

As COVID-19 spiked in St. Louis, WU donors met in person for an event the University advertised as virtual

Administrators hosted an in-person event with catered alcohol and at least a dozen people inside Brauer Hall Wednesday afternoon, just days after the University increased its alert level to orange and as strict guidelines for other events remain in place.

| Associate Editor

New Gender Equity Grievance Process fills gaps left by federal Title IX regulations

In response to new regulations from the U.S. Department of Education narrowing the scope of Title IX, Washington University has implemented new Title IX grievance processes and added a new procedure to cover instances of sexual misconduct that fall outside of the revised federal policy.

| Senior News Editor

‘The University is out of time’: BLSA and WUGWU students frustrated by WU’s lack of answers

Chancellor Andrew Martin evaded questions about policing and other Washington University actions during a Friday virtual meeting organized by the Black Law Students Association and the Washington University Undergraduate and Graduate Workers Union.

| Senior News Editor

WU places 1,300 employees on furlough pending final decision about fall semester

Facing revenue loss and an uncertain fall semester, Washington University began the process of furloughing approximately 1,300 employees this week.

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WU creates emergency fund to support students and employees in need during COVID-19 pandemic

Students and employees in need of emergency funding during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financial support through the Crisis Response Student Fund or the Crisis Response Employee Fund, which will continue to accept applications for stipends through the end of the day today.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

University of Illinois dean named as next WU Arts and Sciences dean of faculty

Feng Sheng Hu will serve as Washington University’s next dean of the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, July 1, Chancellor Andrew Martin announced today.

| Senior News Editor

Martin’s three-part blog series examines WU endowment

Chancellor Andrew Martin launched “Endowment 101,” a three part series on his official blog designed to explain how Washington University’s endowment works this semester.

| News Editor

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