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“Access Ain’t Inclusion”: Increasing Socioeconomic Diversity at WashU

“Access Ain’t Inclusion.” This is a phrase popularized by Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, an Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in his book “Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students.” 

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WashU’s new Kessler Scholars Program provides a beacon of hope for first-generation students

Washington University in St. Louis has been chosen as one of 10 universities to participate in the Kessler Scholars National Collaborative, with the inaugural cohort of scholars being the Class of 2027.

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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. 

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WU receives record number of applications, admits 4,374 students in a tumultuous college admissions cycle

Washington University received 33,634 applications to the class of 2025, marking a 20% increase from last cycle, with 4,374 total students admitted at an overall acceptance rate of 13%.

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Staff Editorial: TRIO’s first-generation database provides an important resource for students, a step in the right direction

The Editorial Board is grateful to know that the University is committed to ensuring equality in access to resources for first-generation students upon their arrival on campus, resources that may be beneficial to their success at Wash. U.

Wash. U. needs change now, not when it’s comfortable

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a university in possession of an economic diversity problem must be in want of a task force. Washington University is one such university, and it has responded to the increasingly unflattering spotlight on its diversity shortcomings accordingly. These task forces have been assembled, and they have spoken.

New associate provost to focus on low-income, first-generation college students

Drawing on previous work and personal experiences, future associate provost Anthony Tillman will work with university administrators to help implement initiatives to create a more socioeconomically inclusive campus.

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First-generation college students tell their stories

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: StudLife spoke with first-generation college students about their experiences.

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