The fight for Pell coalitions: The role of WU/FUSED, the Board of Trustees, the administration, and student leaders in improving WashU’s socioeconomic diversity

“WU/FUSED deserves the majority of the credit, along with a few former key administrators, for getting the momentum [for socioeconomic diversity] going,” Scotty Jacobs, WashU alumni and former Student Representative to the Board of Trustees, said. 

| Managing Sports Editor

Editor’s Note season 2 episode 4: WashU finally goes need-blind

This decision follows the recent announcement of the 65% increase in the endowment pool return but students have been advocating for this policy as early as 2004.

| Senior Multimedia Editor

‘On the order of hundreds of students’: WashU’s path to need-blind admissions 

For years, University administrators defended their decision to remain need-aware, citing other focuses and insufficient finances to adequately support students under a need-blind admissions policy.

| Managing Editor

Martin’s three-part blog series examines WU endowment

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.

| News Editor

The March 3 SU executive leadership ballot, explained

Student Union will host elections for the SU executive board, Senate, Treasury, class councils and Olin Business Council March 3.

| Senior News Editor

WUnited, new coalition of WU advocacy groups, rallies for a ‘more just’ campus

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.

| News Editor

Op-ed: Action now: A strategic vision for a better WU community

“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.”

Beth Wiesinger | Member of WUnited

‘Still behind the curve’: WU reports significant growth in Pell Grant eligible students

Washington University added 429 Pell Grant eligible students between 2015-16 and 2018-19, marking the ninth-highest growth of all 128 American Talent Initiative (ATI) institutions and surpassing the University’s 2015 goal to increase the amount of undergraduate Pell-eligible students to 13% by 2020, according to a new report from the ATI.

| News Editor

WU/FUSED disrupts tuition forum, pressures University to go need-blind

Washington University for Undergraduate Socioeconomic Diversity disrupted the University Tuition Forum to advocate for need blind admissions, Jan. 22.

News Editors

Presidential advocacy board to outline path forward next semester

Student Union’s presidential advocacy board, a collection of student groups that aim to promote campus activism, plans to release its five-pillar platform, as well as hold a collective rally, near the start of the spring 2019 semester.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

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