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. 

, , , , and | Student Union Senate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Members

Born smarter

Is it much of a surprise that students placed in an optimal environment for success — smaller classrooms, more thought-provoking assignments, more one-on-one attention, more behavioral exceptions, and more physical resources —  are likely to outperform their peers?

| Junior Forum Editor

Paying your interns is not a waste of resources: It’s time to end unpaid internships

It’s the anomaly, not the standard, when a national or state congressional internship opportunity provides funded opportunities for students.

| Staff Writer

Student Union announces new 2020-2021 platform focused on health, equity and connection

SU’s plan for the year centers around three goals that acknowledge the unusual and persistent challenges students face: health, equity and connection

Grace Kennard | Contributing Reporter

Letter from the Editor

In addition to writing the editorial, we had one of what will be many serious conversations about Student Life as part of the Washington University community and the absolute privilege we possess as a wholly independent publication.

| Editor-in-Chief

There were so many Black people!: Safe spaces on college campuses

There are people on this campus who don’t know what it is like to have to constantly search for themselves in spaces, and this is a privilege.

| Staff Writer

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

Obama’s higher education plan: One step in a long path toward equity in access

In an op-ed submitted to Student Life and authored to college campuses across the nation, President Barack Obama identifies national problems caused by the cost of higher education and outlines the steps his administration is taking to solve them. Though American higher education is the best in the world, a lack of ability to afford it has left many without access.

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