Live with the Chancellor on the Economy

Chancellor Mark Wrighton speaks about economic challenges facing the University during a live interview hosted by Student Life and WUTV.

Uncertain times for universities echo past crises

With the nation dealing with an economic downturn and an increasing unemployment rate, universities and colleges are trying to take prudent steps in investing their funds after drastic reductions in their endowments. “What we are trying to do, in this era, is to take prudent steps to make sure that we can thrive as we […]

| Contributing Reporter

Despite market, Wrighton pushes need for research

With the administration planning administrative cutbacks and students concerned about financial aid and job prospects, Washington University continues to feel the effects of the ongoing economic crisis. The state of the economy has had a profound impact on the job market. According to the Bureau of Labor, the national unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent […]

| Staff Reporters

Despite economy, WU financial aid dollars steady

In response to the continuing worldwide crisis in financial markets, universities around the country are starting to feel the impact of their endowment funds posting significant losses in recent months. According to Director of Student Financial Services Bill Witbrodt, Washington University has still been able to meet the financial needs of students despite the coun-try’s […]

| Staff Reporter

Colleges affected by economic downturns

As a result of the market downturn, many industries have seen their companies folding, and the academic world is no exception. The economic deterioration has also led to the closing of several small independent colleges—some of which were established more than a century ago. The independent and private Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio recently […]

Reflections by two economists on a collapse come true

One year ago, two Washington University economists made a prediction about the future of the U.S. economy: a crisis on the order of the 1981 recession.

| News Editor

Changing economy brings new prices for Bear’s Den

The dining hall’s popularity may soon see a decline because, as of this past summer, Bear’s Den has implemented price increases on its food in an attempt to account for a recent surge in national food costs.

| Contributing Reporter

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