endowment

SU Senate votes for resolution calling for University to divest from Boeing

In a meeting attended by nearly 200 total students, Student Union (SU) Senate passed a resolution 15 to 5 with one abstention, via an unprecedented anonymous vote, calling on Washington University to divest from and cut professional ties with Boeing, March 19. 

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Student Life Q&A with the Chancellor, 2024

Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin sat down for an interview with Student Life on March 5, nearly a year after his last Q&A in April 2023. Martin spoke about recent student activism on campus, the state of the endowment, the University’s recent and future property purchases, and where he buys his glasses.

| Editor-in-Chief

Fossil Free WashU rally encourages student action: ‘Divest, divest, put fossil fuels to the rest!’

Green Action, a student group focused on environmental justice and advocacy, held a rally calling on Washington University to divest from fossil fuels as a part of its Fossil Free WashU campaign, Oct. 27.

| Junior News Editor

‘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

Editor’s Note season 2 episode 3: WashU is 5.7 billion dollars richer

The unprecedented increase in the University’s endowment has led to questions about where the money should be spent.

| Senior Multimedia Editor

Staff Editorial: WashU, keep your word and put the endowment to good use

We want to see the University keep its word and actually put the funding toward student support and programs that directly benefit the WashU and St. Louis community — not towards aesthetic changes and facility expansions that have no real impact on the WashU student experience.

With a $15.3 billion endowment, why are we still need-aware?

On Sep. 20, news hit our email inboxes that Washington University’s endowment grew by 65% over the past year, now standing at $15.3 billion. Just a week prior, to our delight, WashU rose by two places in the U.S. News & World Report’s National Universities ranking, making a three-way tie for #14 alongside Brown University […]

| Contributing Writer

Martin’s three-part blog series examines WU endowment

Chancellor Andrew Martin launched “Endowment 101,” a three part series on his official blog designed to explain how Washington University’s endowment works this semester.

| News Editor

Staff ed: Transparency committee offers spark of hope

Representatives from Fossil Free WashU and WU/FUSED met with Wrighton to discuss the formation of a “transparency committee,” to open the doors to a conversation between the administration and those arguing for divestment from fossil fuels.

Endowment advisory committee to begin as new CIO takes office

An initiative announced in April of last year, the advisory committee on Washington University’s endowment will be formed and begin its work when Scott Wilson, the University’s new chief investment officer, assumes his position Nov. 27.

Julia Arbanas | Contributing Reporter

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