In the fall of 1985, the fate of Student Life (SL) was in the hands of Danforth.
I make this statement with the hope that recent positive trends will surge forward, and neurodiversity will no longer be something stigmatized or scary. I make this statement with the hope that other people with Asperger’s and/or OCD will know that most people will still love them and respect them.
That pain comes, in part, from our very existence being a topic of “intellectual debate” by those who have not gone through our own lived experiences.
In April of 2018, Student Life received an anonymous op-ed that discussed the university’s failure to protect the student population from a “serial offender.”
Today Student Life published an op-ed titled “Known by name and number,” written by an anonymous Washington University student.
Considering our university’s commitment to academic freedom, we can think of no greater academic liberty than to be free from the threat of being torn from one’s vocation, home, and loved ones.
This whole controversy has needlessly centered whiteness and the most privileged individuals on this campus. However, this controversy is not about white people; it is about the rights of marginalized communities and their allies on Washington University’s campus.
Student Life typically does not permit submissions to be run anonymously, but due to the author’s personal connection to the events described, we have made an exception for this article.
In 1945, with the rise to power of General Juan Domingo Peron, the Argentinean “economic miracle” ended.
My own story is but one example of how the grad student model can fail to work: I have a seven-month-old child, whom I delivered during my third year in my program.
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