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Course recommendations for Fall 2014

April 17, 2014 | Staff Editorial

Whether you’re looking for another class to fill a distribution requirement or are just scrambling to replace a class already filled up by upperclassmen, we at Student Life have some suggestions for course registration.

Peabody protest an encouraging sign of campus activism

April 14, 2014 | Staff Editorial

The Brookings Archway sit-in against Peabody Energy is nearly a week old, and though the protest’s organizers have had their demands rebuffed by Chancellor Mark Wrighton in a meeting Saturday morning, the sit-in doesn’t show any times of ending soon.

Mosaic Project survey results need to be accompanied by action

April 10, 2014 | Staff Editorial

Recently, Washington University released the results of the Mosaic Project’s campus climate survey. The results, predictably, provided very few (if any) surprises.

Greater visibility needed for new Student Union exec

April 07, 2014 | Staff Editorial

With Elevate! sworn in this past Thursday, we are interested in seeing what parts of its platform the slate plans on following through and what changes will occur within Student Union in the coming year. A primary issue that we see within Student Union now is a general lack of visibility and clarity.

A need for awareness of gender diversity and values

April 03, 2014 | Staff Editorial

When Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced that Tony La Russa, former MLB manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, will be the speaker at this year’s commencement, no one was really complaining; however, no one was really excited, either.

Focus on construction should expand to other schools

April 01, 2014 | Staff Editorial

Two weeks ago, Washington University officially opened Knight and Bauer Halls, the two newest business school buildings. While construction has not been completely finished, students and faculty have started using both buildings’ grand lecture halls, high-tech study rooms and spacious offices. We can already see the benefits of adding Knight and Bauer Halls.

~*20 things about #your20things*~

April 01, 2014 | Staff Editorial

Welcome to the Washington University community, Class of 2018. We couldn’t help but notice your super-interesting, totally original 20-things-about-you posts, so we decided to do one of our own to help prepare you for your next four years. Anyway, it’s not like we have anything better to do with our time 1.

Lofts parking problems indicative of campus-wide problem

March 27, 2014 | Staff Editorial

Residential Life has spent the past few months pushing rising upperclassmen to live in the newly constructed Lofts of Washington University. With Round 2 housing decisions released last week, a number of students have been assigned to the newest University apartments—whether their first choice or not—for housing next year.

Student Life endorses Elevate! for SU exec

March 24, 2014 | Staff Editorial

Student Union executive elections will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, and for the first time in four years, the election is contested. The candidates of both slates—Elevate! and Connection—are coming into the election with a great deal of experience, enthusiasm and ideas. However, after interviewing both slates, Student Life came to the decision that Elevate!

SU displays abuse of power in Bauhaus cut

March 20, 2014 | Staff Editorial

On March 4, Student Union put a damper on the impending spring breaks of architecture students. In a stunning move, Treasury and Senate passed a general budget that eliminated direct funding for Bauhaus. The general budget increased funding for class councils and Social Programming Board, both of which are very visible spenders of the student activities fee.

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