Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson will deliver three lectures at Washington University this week as a part of the Assembly Series sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.
In remembrance of Kristallnacht, a two-day period of anti-Semitic violence that occurred during the Holocaust, Washington University and the University’s Hillel chapter held their annual Holocaust Awareness Week with a special keynote address given by Holocaust survivors Bob Geminder, 83, and Gabriella Karin, 87, Nov. 8.
WashU Votes, an arm of the Washington University Gephardt Institute, teamed up with Student Union to host a Party at the Polls event during the national midterm elections Nov. 6.
A student crashed his car into the ditch along the south side of the Village East residential building while pulling out of the Millbrook garage Saturday night. The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) was notified of the accident at 11:20 p.m., and two officers were dispatched at 11:24 p.m. to assist on the scene and write a report.
Students Against Israeli Apartheid protested a speech by Hen Mazzig, an event sponsored by Hillel and Washington University Students for Israel Monday, Oct. 29.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton released a statement to the Washington University student body in an email later that afternoon. Twenty-two percent of the student body identifies as Jewish, according estimates by Hillel. In his statement, Wrighton directly characterized the attack as one driven by hate.
All future Student Union Senate meetings will now be livestreamed, following the passage of a bill Tuesday, Oct. 9.
MSNBC “Live with Katy Tur”—one of the cable network’s afternoon news programs—filmed live outside the Danforth University Center at 1:00 p.m. yesterday. Student Life had the chance to sit down with Tur after the show and ask her a few questions about her time on campus and her thoughts on student voter engagement.
Pro-life group Created Equal held a demonstration with large posters and pamphlet handouts at the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive Monday, Oct. 8. The posters, of which there were about seven, depicted graphic images of fetuses aborted during their first trimesters with the slogan, “Vote Anti-Abortion” written across them.
Washington University’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action and Title Mine organized a “Stop Kavanaugh” protest as part of the National Youth Day of Action Thursday, Oct. 4.