WUSTL History

History of the Hatchet

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on June 13, 2016

For 89 years, students at Washington University produced a yearbook called “The Hatchet.” Below is an excerpt from a February 1998 Student Life article about why there were no yearbooks in the early 1990s, and student’s determination to bring the yearbook back: Efforts are underway to organ...

Computers?

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on May 21, 2016

Laptops and computers have become so crucial to our understanding of higher education that it’s odd to think of how recent the introduction of this technology is. What is even more interesting is to think about the transition into using computers, and all the various opinions and attitudes surrou...

Student Publications across the Years

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on May 2, 2016

Publications are integral to spreading news, information, opinions, and art among students. Consequently, student publications are critical to understanding campus climate and culture. The University Archives holds decades of published material featuring student work. Below are pictures and excer...

The Power of Student Activism

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on May 1, 2016

Activism led by Wash. U students has been alive and growing over the most recent years. However, it is important to realize that student activism has been a very important (and often glossed over) history of Washington University. Students of a Democratic Society was founded at Wash. U. in 1965 a...

Margaret and Margaret: Two Women of Color Breaking Barriers in Law

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on April 21, 2016

On 29 March 1943 Margaret Bush Wilson became the second Black woman lawyer in Missouri. In 1948 she became the first black woman from St. Louis to run for Congress. She founded the Model Housing Development Corporation of St. Louis. In June 1968 she was appointed Director of the St. Louis Model C...