Alex Siegman

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Community organizers hope to mobilize students with Peabody facing bankruptcy

Peabody Energy Corporation, a St. Louis-based energy company with close ties to Washington University, may soon file for bankruptcy, according to a recent securities filing.

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Housing petition changes leave students with mixed reactions

While the Office of Residential Life says its decision to eliminate Round 3 of housing petitions by accepting both apartment and suite petitions during Round 2 has been initially successful, some students are still reporting displeasure with the housing process.

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WU employee carjacked at gunpoint

A Washington University employee was carjacked at gunpoint early Monday morning on Duncan Avenue in the Central West End, near the Genome Institute at the University.

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Loop Trolley construction puts strain on small businesses, prompting fight for survival

The Delmar Loop, a popular stretch of commercial blocks near the Washington University campus that draws crowds from all areas of the city, has experienced significant change in the past several years. Its latest phase of change, however, has local business owners wary of their future on the Loop.

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Effort to expedite ResLife housing assignment process results in elimination of Round 3 petitions

Residential Life has elected to eliminate Round 3 of housing petitions effective immediately and will instead accept both apartment and suite petitions during Round 2.

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Vagina Monologues refocuses on transgender inclusivity through beneficiary choice

The Vagina Monologues will feature an increased focus on trans-inclusivity thanks to the St. Louis Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG), the beneficiary of this year’s production.

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Spring Assembly Series to feature two alumni

This semester’s Assembly Series will highlight topics ranging from queer theory to urban equality to campaign strategy. The Assembly Series, which runs from from February 4 through April 15, has been bringing leaders and experts from various fields to Washington University since 1953.

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Wash U Confessions administrator to step down, requests page become dormant

The Wash U Confessions administrator, junior Brian Lam, will resign his post of the Facebook forum page in February and will not pass the page along, as is per tradition.

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B.J. Novak to headline SPB Spring Comedy Show

Writer, actor and comedian B.J. Novak, best known for his role as the temp Ryan Howard on NBC’s “The Office,” will be performing at Graham Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 17 for Social Programming Board’s Spring Comedy Show.

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Sociology department continues quick expansion, hires new faculty

The sociology department hired three new faculty for this semester, nearly doubling the size of the department that only returned to campus last fall.

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