james mcleod

‘McLeod’s Way’ cemented

“Every student known by name and by story,” “Learning is not a spectator sport” and “Words matter.” These words, inscribed on walls surrounding a number of semi-circular benches by the Underpass to the South 40, pay tribute to the late James McLeod. McLeod was the former vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

| Contributing Reporter

Carrying on a legendary legacy

The flags at Brookings Hall one year ago today were lowered to fly at half-mast in honor of the late James McLeod. McLeod, one of Washington University’s most beloved and celebrated individuals, died following a two-year battle with lung cancer. In the coming weeks, the University will honor him with events and the dedication of a memorial in his name.

Memorial ceremony honors McLeod

When Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth asked community members at a memorial for the late Dean James Earl McLeod to stand if he had helped them become better people, every seat covering the Washington University Field House floor was emptied.

| News Editor

WU plans extracurricular portfolio for undergrads

A new electronic co-curricular portfolio being developed by Washington University will serve as a record for students to keep track of their involvement on campus. Administrators hope the program will help students when it comes time to apply for jobs and to graduate schools.

| Staff Reporter

Finding value in the cultivation of knowledge

The cultivation of knowledge occurs right in the classroom when good professors are able to engage and connect with students. Simply put, a good or bad professor can make or break a subject for me.

David Cohen | Staff Columnist

A 21st-century Environmental Studies program

The modernization of the Environmental Studies program through the creation of three majors—environmental biology, environmental earth sciences and environmental policy—will help Washington University remain a leader in higher education.

SU lobbies for expansion of gender-neutral housing

Student Union Senate passed a resolution Wednesday recommending that the Office of Residential Life expand its gender-neutral housing program. The proposal seeks to make gender-neutral housing, currently offered by the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) under a limited pilot program, an available option for all upperclass housing on the North Side and for all off-campus, […]

University looks to new initiatives for upcoming years in strategic plan

Two weeks ago, Vice Chancellor of Students James McLeod stood in front of a group of University student leaders to present a strategic plan for excellence in the undergraduate experience, an initiative that was first released in March of 2008.

| News Editor

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