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.
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.
Choosing “Step Into the Circle” as an icebreaker activity among Wash. U. undergraduates was an extremely ignorant decision made by the First Year Center.
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.
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.
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.
To the editors of Student Life: I am writing in response to an opinion column that appeared in your Feb. 6 edition. Since it ran, I have heard from several students that the column intensified their sense that they do not belong at our university. That is something I cannot allow to go without response.
In two weeks, shortly after many students return from Thanksgiving Break, Student Life will release a new special issue highlighting diversity on Washington University’s campus, titled “WU: In Focus”.
Coming to a university like Washington University means meeting people of all kinds of different identities, experiences and lives. Coupled with this is the need to mature. But what buttresses all of this is the fear of exclusion.
Washington University’s physics department offered positions to two female tenure-track faculty members this semester. Nuclear physicists Maria Piarulli and Saori Pastore formally accepted the positions earlier this month.
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