‘Energy, irreverence and imagination:’ Punk and literature collide for new professor G’Ra Asim

G’Ra Asim, part of WashU’s first race and ethnicity cluster hire, is equally comfortable in front of an undergraduate classroom and at center stage of a punk rock concert.

| Senior Scene Editor

Reopening, Part 3: Faculty prepare for a hybrid semester

With a hybrid semester, faculty members had a decision to make: To teach in-person or stay fully remote. With course quality, safety and other personal considerations to take into account, we explore how professors made that choice.

| Multimedia Editor

‘The prudent thing is to delay hiring’: WU initiates faculty and staff hiring freeze

Washington University implemented a hiring freeze to conserve University resources in the face of the COVID-19 emergency.

Sulan Pathiranage | Staff Reporter

Non-essential faculty and staff to work remotely; WU offers additional paid time off, more childcare

Only employees of Washington University who perform essential work requiring a physical presence on campus should come to work until April 6, Chancellor Andrew Martin wrote in an email to faculty and staff March 16.

| News Editor

Sociology department continues quick expansion, hires new faculty

The sociology department hired three new faculty for this semester, nearly doubling the size of the department that only returned to campus last fall.

| News Editor

17-year director of campus life steps down

After 17 years at Washington University, Jill Carnaghi left her role as assistant vice chancellor for students and director of campus life late last June.

Annie Brock | Contributing Reporter

Unrecognized new mailroom email address brings vocal student dissent, confusion

Missing Peggy Smith emails? Don’t worry, she’s still around—and hopefully the emails will be back soon.

| Senior News Editor

SLU’s Father Biondi announces resignation

Father Lawrence Biondi, president of St. Louis University, will resign after 25 years in the position amidst ongoing controversy over his leadership from faculty and students. The decision follows widespread concern about Biondi’s management, which many say has impeded the school’s growth in rankings and to provide a supportive environment for students and faculty. In […]

Report shows that women earn less than men at WU

According to the May 2010 pay equity report, female professors at Washington University are paid less than their male counterparts. The report, which looked at the 2008-2009 salary information of both tenured and tenure-track faculty, concluded that female professors make less than male professors in every Danforth Campus school.

| News Editor

WU employees may lose assistance for grad. courses

A change in the federal tax code may impede Washington University faculty and staff from taking graduate courses. The University provides tuition assistance to encourage employees to pursue continuing education opportunities. Though some employees choose to take job-related courses, more of them favor other courses. Under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), which is set to expire on Dec. 31, the University can offer $5,250 of tax-free tuition assistance for these courses.

| Contributing Reporter

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