Monthly Archives: July 2014

Speaking about college access to the Ethical Society of St Louis

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Ethical Society of St. Louis.  They allowed me to talk about college access and college costs, certainly something of wide interest today.  I had just seen the film “Ivory Tower,” which is critical of higher education in many ways and has produced a […]

My welcome message for undergrads in Bear Facts

Here’s my message that appears in WU’s orientation book: As the provost of Washington University, let me be one of the first to welcome you to St. Louis. “Great,” you think, “what is a provost?” The provost is the chief academic officer, so I’m responsible for all of the schools, classes, student life, research, and, […]