Divya Kumar

Divya Kumar is a news editor for Student Life.

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Chimes Week aims to promote greater empathy on campus

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.

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First-ever Autoimmune Walk hopes to build on Relay for Life’s success

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.

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Three Wash. U. professors cook up A Pizza Story

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.

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Greek Week returns to campus

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.

St. Louis Zoo penguins exhibit closes to public

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.

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Students protest Bank of America for funding coal mining

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.

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KWUR move elicits mixed feelings

The writing’s no longer on the wall in the KWUR studio. KWUR’s recent move from its beloved space in the Women’s Building to the Harvey Media Center in the Danforth University Center has ended an age-old tradition of writing on the studio walls, among other changes.

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W.I.L.D. to go landfill-free after Treasury vote

Both fall and spring W.I.L.D.s, as well as the remaining 21 Happy Hours of the school year, will be fully compostable and zero-landfill after Student Union Treasury awarded $8,200 to Social Programming Board.

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New Sophomore 60 gives old events new branding, cohesion

You may not always remember your first 60 days—at least, not of your sophomore year. Washington University’s new Sophomore 60 program isn’t intended to compete with First 40 and make sophomore year as memorable as the freshman experience. However, the program is analogous in offering a cohesive catalog of events aimed at streamlining programming.

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Collaborative campus art installation connects social justice, environmental issues

Broken doors bearing artwork of local and worldwide environmental issues were erected on the Women’s Building lawn Sunday in a collaboration student project intended to illustrate how climate issues relate to social justice.

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