Danielle Drake-Flam

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Comedian, actress Alice Wetterlund performs in Graham Chapel

Washington University’s Social Programming Board hosted its first ever female comedian, Alice Wetterlund—best known from roles as Carla Walton on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and as herself on MTV’s “Girl Code”—in Graham Chapel Wednesday evening.

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Washington University Dance Collective performs ‘Luminous’

After two semester’s worth of dance rehearsals, hours on end in the studio and two nights spent in the Edison Theater preparing, the Washington University Dance Collective (WUDC) finally made their debut performance titled “Luminous.”

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Physics department responds to lack of female faculty, discusses hiring efforts

Following a February 2016 student organized sit-in intended to spreading awareness about the lack of gender diversity in the physics department, increased pressure has been placed on the department to hire a female physicist. Last year, the department made three job offers to women, two of which were senior faculty offers.

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Physics students discuss department’s ongoing lack of women

Washington University’s physics department currently employs zero tenured or tenure-track women faculty, a statistic emblematic of the department’s gender disparity in both the number of students and professors.

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CS40 hosts second Bear’s Den appreciation week to celebrate staff, includes community service element, awareness about recent unionization efforts

Congress of the South 40 hosted its second annual Bear’s Den Appreciation Week—a week of students celebrating the Bear’s Den staff—from Feb. 20 through Feb. 24, incorporating a community service component and providing students with information about unionization efforts for the first time.

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Holocaust survivor discusses American politics, experience in concentration camp

Anne Frank’s stepsister spoke about her time in hiding during the Holocaust, her year in Auschwitz and the current state of politics in America in College Hall Thursday.

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RSVP, LIVE, S.A.R.A.H. aim to provide support, educate students on sexual assault

To combat the issue of sexual assault on campus, Washington University offers numerous sexual assault prevention and education programs and services for students—especially those who have experienced an incident—which include the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education and Sexual Assault and Rape Anonymous Helpline.

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Doctors Without Borders begins new chapter at WU

A Doctors Without Borders chapter at Washington University, started by senior Amrita Ramesh, will be among the first five chapters to begin on university campuses across the United States.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Contributing Reporter

Houseparty director talks new app

Kimberly Kalb, the director of growth for Houseparty, a new app that allows users to easily move between group conversations, spoke about the app, the motivation behind it and how her team has risen to where they are now in the technological world Monday, Dec. 6.

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Gun violence panel cross examines new Missouri gun legislation

Featured panelists discussed new Missouri gun legislation and possible initiatives moving forward Monday night at a gun violence panel held at Washington University’s Hillel.

| Contributing Reporter