WashU drops to No. 24 in U.S. News rankings following changed formula

Washington University ranked No. 24 in the annual Best National University Rankings list by U.S. News & World Report, nine spots lower than last year’s No. 15 ranking.

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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

Opinion Submission: Diversity of thought doesn’t include hate

I cannot understand the choice to bring Amala Ekpunobi, a transphobic content creator for PragerU, to Washington University’s campus (nor can I understand paying almost $11,000 for her). As a member of the SU Treasury, I spent hours combing through Ekpunobi’s videos, and they seem to show a clear contempt for the identities that many people hold on this campus.

| Student Union Activities Committee Chair

Opinion submission: WashU, support first-gen, low-income students by extending the First Year Startup Grant

The Student Union Senate calls on the University to extend the First Year Startup Grant administered by the Financial Aid office for a second year, as a means of easing laundry costs for students receiving financial aid and providing a comprehensive support system in and out of the classroom. 

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‘He’s thinking about StudLife 24/7’: Matthew Friedman named Student Life editor-in-chief for 2021–2022

Junior Matthew Friedman’s appointment as editor-in-chief was announced by the Washington University Student Media Inc. board of directors at their annual gala held over Zoom, Feb. 12.

| Senior News Editor

Op-Ed: It’s time to end fraternity houses

It is embarrassing that Washington University currently offers zero dedicated buildings for students of diverse racial, socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds: Turning over fraternity houses to underrepresented students is a necessary first step to reverse this trend.

Ranen Miao, Student Union President | Undersigned Student leaders

On Bear Beginnings: Stop tokenizing diversity

Choosing “Step Into the Circle” as an icebreaker activity among Wash. U. undergraduates was an extremely ignorant decision made by the First Year Center.

Shelby Crook | Contributing Writer

Brown School continues focus on inclusion in hiring process

In continued dedication to equity in its hiring processes, the Brown School of Social Work has hired a diverse group of new faculty members for the 2019-2020 school year.

| Senior News Editor

Op-Ed: Three Stories

I sense the need to hear these stories, to share them and to urge us to take them into consideration as we move forward as a community dedicated to the increased diversity of our student body.

Ron Cytron | Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

WU to launch Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Washington University will establish a Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity in fall 2019.

In an announcement during the fifth annual “Day of Discovery, Dialogue & Action,” Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin announced the launch of a university-wide center, which will promote interdisciplinary research on race and ethnicity.

| Staff Reporter

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