Student Union finalized and approved the 2007-2008 budget this week, resulting in substantial cuts for executive committees such as the Gargoyle committee, Team 31, WUTV, KWUR, Filmboard and the campus contribution groups such as the Assembly Series.
According to junior Neil Patel, SU president, and sophomore Marius Johnson, SU treasurer, the executive committee cuts were designed to fund these groups for bare operating costs.
Before a packed audience at Wednesday’s Assembly Series, Paul Rusesabagina described in vivid detail his experiences during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Following the lecture, the internationally recognized humanitarian sat down with Student Life to discuss today’s most urgent global conflicts, future reconciliation between Rwandans, protests against Rusesabagina and the movie “Hotel Rwanda.”
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This year’s final Assembly Series lecture will feature Paul Rusesabagina, a former Rwandan hotel manager whose role in saving 1,200 lives is the focus of the Oscar-nominated film “Hotel Rwanda.”
For 100 days in the spring of 1994, the Hutu-led Interahamwe militia massacred approximately 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the most efficient genocide in history.
A crowd of over 200 students and professors gathered in the Gargoyle yesterday to hear environmentalist Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Inc., speak on the business end of protecting the climate. Lovins is recognized internationally for her ideas concerning environmental sustainability and energy conservation.
Mike Huckabee, 2008 presidential contender and former governor of Arkansas, will speak today for the Washington University Assembly Series. The College Republicans have sponsored him and paid $18,000 for his speech.
For the Assembly Series, Huckabee will discuss his book, “From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 Stops for Restoring America’s Greatness,” in which he outlines his values and recommendations for the political system.
For the remainder of the semester, student groups will no longer be able to appeal for Student Union treasury funds. Treasury doled out the last of its funds at Tuesday’s meeting, leaving some student groups disgruntled over aspects of the appeals process.
This summer, the Park House residence hall will undergo renovations to combine freshman and sophomore housing. Beginning in the fall of 2007, two of the four floors in Park will house freshmen while the other two will continue to house sophomores.
According to Steve Rackers, the manager of facilities planning, major renovations will be performed on Park and small changes, such as painting and the addition of fire sprinklers, will be made to Mudd.
USA Today awarded four undergraduate students at Washington University for their strong academic commitment and exemplary leadership outside the classroom. Senior Jeffrey Marlow was named to the All-USA College Academic First Team and senior Laura Kleinman and junior Troy Ruths were named to the third team.
Today, the annual Engineering Week arrives on campus with an entirely new take.
The Engineering Council has removed many old events due to their time-intensive nature, and it has replaced them with programs designed to draw more students. The changes are motivated by the dwindling participation in these programs.