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.
Five Washington University advocacy groups joined together to form WUnited, a coalition aimed to spur the administration into action on accessibility, support for students and social justice issues, and hosted a rally outside the Danforth University Center, Feb. 27.
“Join us in fighting for this platform at a rally Thursday, Feb. 27th at 12 p.m. at the Edison Courtyard outside the DUC to demand that administrators move the university closer to our vision.”
A recent study led by Washington University professor Dr. Christine Ekenga concluded that the residents of poor and segregated neighborhoods in St. Louis are at a significantly higher risk for cancer and other negative health outcomes due to air pollution, reaffirming concerns about environmental racism from student activists.
Within conversations about climate change, little focus is placed on how marginalized communities are disproportionately affected by its negative environmental impacts. Alarming statistics published in a new report by the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (IEC) at the Washington University School of Law shed light on environmental disparities that affect the lower-income and/or Black communities of St. Louis.
Fossil Free WashU concluded International Climate Week with their first student rally of the year, calling on Washington University to divest from the fossil fuel industry, Sept. 27.
As chancellor-elect, Andrew Martin will manage the day-to-day operations of the University. Chancellor Wrighton will continue serving as a liaison to the Board of Trustees, focus on program development and perform ceremonial tasks of the chancellor including spring commencement.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a decision to remove radioactive waste from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., Sept. 27. Seventy percent of the radioactive waste will be removed from the landfill, which is located about 16 miles northwest of the Danforth Campus.
Washington University is joining the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), a network of 17 North American universities with a shared mission to combat climate change.
Green Action, an environmental justice student group, has requested that Washington University’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization change its name. But despite Green Action and the University not agreeing on the name, both sides note the necessity for more environmentally friendly energy sources.
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