About: Divya Kumar
- Divya Kumar is a news editor for Student Life.
- Divya Kumar has written 48 articles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year’s Chimes Junior Honorary’s week encourages students to share personal stories while focusing on the theme of empathy in order to help foster a greater sense of connection within the Washington University community. “Empathy can help bring us together as a student body,” junior and Chimes member Courtenay Willcox said.
The lack of information about autoimmune diseases was brought to light for junior Emily Kenney when her mother was diagnosed with lupus while Kenney was in high school.
Muhammad Alhawagri, a biologist in Washington University’s medical school’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, has been experimenting with baking for most of his life. This December, along with two other Wash. U. professors, he plans to expand this passion beyond the kitchen and open up a pizza restaurant.
A number of factors led to the three-year hiatus of Greek Week—the fact that no one was willing to host it chief among them. The week, which is intended to highlight different elements of Greek life’s focus, including philanthropy and honor, will be making its return to campus next week under the leadership of senior Liz Hay.
The parade of the St. Louis penguins is taking an 18-month hiatus. From earlier this month through spring 2015, the Saint Louis Zoo is closing its Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit to complete an $18 million renovation of its polar bear exhibit that has been without a polar bear since 2009.
Coughing dramatically and falling to the ground in front of a business school information session, around 35 Washington University students joined a national protest against Bank of America last week.