University announces tuition increase for 2024-2025, largest in last decade 

Washington University students and parents were notified of a tuition increase for the 2024-2025 academic year on Feb. 1. The cost is a 4.5% increase from the current year, making it the highest tuition increase in the past 10 years. 

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Johns Hopkins dean named next provost of WU

Beverly Wendland, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, will begin her tenure as Washington University’s next provost July 1, officials from the University announced today.

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Interim provost Marion Crain discusses her role, serving student interests and the search for Thorp’s permanent successor

Although Marion Crain began to serve as interim provost after Holden Thorp concluded his term on July 15, many students have yet to be introduced to her. Some still wonder: What exactly is a provost?

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Staff Editorial: Time of transition, hope as board searches for new provost

An ideal provost candidate not only professes to be an advocate of student wellbeing, but has a history of being an ardent supporter of every aspect relating to student wellness.

Thorp to step down as provost of Washington University

Provost Holden Thorp will step down from his position July 15, the University announced Wednesday.

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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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Holden Thorp: Provost leads WU toward greater economic diversity

SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUE: When it comes to changes in Washington University’s stance on socioeconomic diversity in recent years, many are quick to identify as the impetus Provost Holden Thorp. Widely viewed as Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s heir presumptive, Thorp has held the position of provost at the University since July 2013, when he left his job as chancellor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Thorp LinkedIn blog offers advice to candidates in administrative searches

Provost Holden Thorp decided to take on a different sort of project this summer—one that made use of his depth of experience working as an administrator in institutions of higher education.

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Quiz: Which Wash. U. administrator are you?

Do you ever lose sleep at night trying to figure out which Washington University administrator you’re similar to? Are you struggling to find a quiz that would answer this burning question on BuzzFeed? Is it weird that I knew that, almost like I looked into your brain? Take this quiz!

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Removing reading week won’t solve finals stress

The Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science recently released a survey to gauge student interest in eliminating reading week in favor of a longer final exam period. Citing student concerns, the school hopes to alleviate some students’ overcrowding of exams during finals week.

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