Chancellor Martin

Pro-Palestine protest held outside Chancellor Martin’s house

About 25 pro-Palestine protesters gathered outside Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin’s house on Forsyth Boulevard waving flags and chanting, May 2nd.

| Editor-In-Chief

Opinion Submission: Chancellor Martin and the endowment team display contempt for our community and for human life

“The WUIMC has a fiduciary responsibility to make decisions that are financially, ethically, and legally dubious (to put it nicely). The WUIMC will only seek to profit from the violation of basic human rights and dignity when the Chancellor deems it ‘socially responsible’ to do so.”

| First year Ph.D. student in English and American Literature

Chancellor Martin condemns pro-Palestine protest and encampment

Chancellor Martin condemned the pro-Palestine protests and encampment that happened on Saturday April 27, in a statement issued via email to the student body, April 29. 

| Editor-in-Chief

Opinion Submission: Chancellor Martin refuses to discuss institutional change

Instead of acknowledging WashU’s continued inaction on its students’ desires, Martin makes no meaningful distinction between the protesters’ political goals and the environment that enabled the egging incident.

| Class of 2025

Opinion Submission: A critique of the Bear Day protest

In an environment where discussions about justice are as pressing and urgent as ever, activists fighting for their causes need to invite as many people into the conversation as possible. Doing so should involve convincing people why they should care, not admonishing them for their complacency.

| Class of 2024

Opinion Submission: The state of the university: Unresponsive and dismissive

To the administration: I hope today you’ve learned some things that made you pause or got you thinking about your communication with the student body.

| Class of 2025

‘I feel great anticipation for what we’ll accomplish together in 2024’: Chancellor Martin delivers State of the University address

Chancellor Andrew Martin released his annual State of the University Address in a recorded video, March 7.
Martin spoke about the University’s progress in its “In St. Louis, for St. Louis” and “Here and Next” initiatives. He also addressed what he believes are the biggest challenges facing the WashU community, including freedom of speech and the overturning of affirmative action. 

| Senior News Editor

Chancellor Martin responds to latest Israel-Hamas war, affirms support for affected community members

Chancellor Andrew Martin released a statement on Oct. 10 on behalf of the Washington University administration in response to the “devastating events in Israel and Gaza” that occurred over the weekend.

| Senior News Editor

Chancellor Martin responds to Supreme Court ruling, said diversity is ‘foundational priority’

Chancellor Andrew Martin released a statement on June 29 on behalf of the Washington University administration in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action at higher education institutions. 

| Editor-in-Chief

Student Life Q&A with Chancellor Andrew Martin

Chancellor Andrew Martin sat down for an interview with Julia Robbins, the former Editor-in-Chief, on Tuesday, April 4 for his first Q&A with Student Life since 2018. Questions touched on the University’s investments in fossil fuels, how ChatGPT will affect the future of academia, and the University’s responses to sexual assault allegations. The Q&A has been edited for length and clarity. 

| Contributing Editor

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