Chancellor Martin

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

Justice Sotomayor Pays a Visit to Washington University

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor participated in a public discussion with Chancellor Andrew Martin on April 5. (Zoe Oppenheimer/Student Life)

and | Managing Scene Editor, Staff Writer

‘The time to divest is now’: Students rally outside of DUC and Brookings to call for Washington University to divest from fossil fuels

Students rallied for fossil fuel divestment at WU, in a protest organized by Fossil Free WashU

| News Editor

First amendment law professor decries Martin’s approach to free speech, citing “far greater harm” than flag removal

A prominent WU law professor criticized Chancellor Martin’s decisions addressing the removal of commemorative 9/11 flags from Mudd Field.

and | Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

Students organize academic strike, citing online threats and criticizing WU’s response to flag removal

Some students stayed away from campus Wednesday in solidarity with others who felt unsafe attending class, due to online Islamophobic threats.

| Managing Editor

Editor’s Note Episode 13: State of the University

If you missed Chancellor Martin’s State of the University address this week, listen to our reporters break down the main takeaways.

| Staff Reporter

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