The Green Cup is an annual competition to reduce energy use, and typically is focused on Washington University’s residential colleges. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition is virtual and is open to faculty, staff and students. It will run March 1-31.
Not only do low-income and first-generation students at WashU have a plethora of resources available to them, they also have supportive top administrators who understand exactly what the students are dealing with, because they’re first-generation too.
Helping first-generation and low-income students means looking beyond applications and really figuring out the need.
COVID-19 is the worst. Tim Bono, campus happiness expert, won’t pretend otherwise. But to protect our mental and physical health, it’s vital to celebrate small kindnesses and pieces of good news. “The Gratitude Project,” a new video series, highlights faculty, staff and students rising up for the greater good.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions — and answers — about tuition and Washington University in St. Louis’ financial resources.
Undergraduate tuition at Washington University in St. Louis will be $57,750 for the 2021-22 academic year — a $1,450 (2.6%) increase over the 2020-21 academic tuition of $56,300, announced Amy B. Kweskin, vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer.
The Women’s Society of Washington University seeks nominations for the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award. The nomination deadline is Feb. 12.
Some 25 current and retired staff joined Habif Health and Wellness caregivers and outside staff to serve as case investigators and contact tracers. Their efforts helped keep COVID-19 largely in check at Washington University until Habif could enlist a permanent team of trained trackers.
December graduate Dani Wilder is helping local students through the WashU Tutoring Initiative, a network of 130 K-12 student tutors who lead online lessons in math, science, languages and more for both typical learners and those with learning or physical disabilities. The program supports 440 families in the St. Louis region.
Though far from campus, 916 international students are finding new ways to connect to the Washington University in St. Louis community. Faculty members have established special discussion sections and office hours, schools are recruiting mentors and students are creating their own support networks in their home countries.