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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.