Divya Kumar

Divya Kumar is a news editor for Student Life.

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Ceremony preludes new AC renovation

Students, alumni and faculty gathered near the Athletic Complex Friday to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Gary and Rachel Sumers Recreation Center, set to open in the fall of 2016.

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Engineering school to cease offering credit for UCollege classes

Starting this fall, engineering students will no longer be able to count most University College courses toward their graduation requirements.

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New website encourages anonymous students to share assault experiences

Since the website went live Friday night, about half a dozen students have posted anonymous personal experiences with sexual assault on It Happens Here: WUSTL, an online platform for Washington University students to share stories they may not feel comfortable sharing publicly.

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‘Mount Trashmore’ to draw increased attention to recycling

Students walking by the Clocktower this week may be surprised to see giant bins of trash lining their path. The trash bins, deemed “Mount Trashmore,” are a part of Recyclemania, a two-month-long college competition consisting of more than 400 universities to see which school is able to recycle and compost the most of its trash.

Evening robbery near campus raises student concern with crime alert system

University City is continuing to investigate last week’s robbery on Kingsbury Blvd. that has raised concern among students who live nearby but never received a crime notification about it. Last Sunday night at about 7 p.m., a male student said he was walking on the 6600 block of Kingsbury when he was knocked to the ground and punched by a suspect.

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University considers eliminating reading week to settle long-term concerns

The impossible task of finding a seat in Olin Library during reading week may soon be no more. Longstanding issues with teachers giving final exams outside of their assigned slots, causing scheduling snafus and substantial student stress, has led Washington University to consider changes to the finals week schedule—one proposal being the elimination of reading week.

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SPB elects new exec board in second year

The second generation of Social Programming Board is upon us. SPB has elected a new executive board to take over the organization in its second year. In previous years, three separate groups were in charge of organizing student programming at Washington University, including comedy shows and W.I.L.D.

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Lumosity ranks WU smartest college

Washington University students are the smartest in the country, according to a new study that bases its results off of “brain training” games of questionable significance. It is the second ranking released by for-profit startup Lumosity, whose namesake application has more than 50 million total users, according to the company.

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Tentative measure could increase energy efficiency, raise UCity construction costs

An energy-saving measure to be proposed at Monday night’s University City council meeting could affect the design of Washington University’s planned housing north of the Delmar Loop.

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The best academics in America come with the 928th-best price tag: The Daily Beast

For the few who can afford it, Washington University may be among the best schools in America, according to provocative new rankings by The Daily Beast. In a new ranking of about 2,000 colleges, Washington University ranked as 41st overall, taking into account future earnings, affordability and graduation rate.

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