Josh Berry

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Students react to Stewart and Colbert’s upcoming rally, SU subsidy

Though the nation is buzzing about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive in Washington, D.C. on October 30, many students do not know that the means to going are at their fingertips.

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Ventilation systems ineffective, says WU study

A new scientific study performed by Washington University researchers shows that ventilation systems in indoor venues that allow cigarette smoking do not reduce customers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.

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WU to begin offering dual master’s degree in business, public health

Washington University will offer a dual master’s degree in business administration and public health starting in the fall of 2011. The graduate degree will combine classes and faculty from both the Olin Business School and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

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Augustana highlights WUStock

Woodstock may have just celebrated its 40th anniversary, but its spirit is still alive on Washington University’s campus. This past Saturday, WUStock was held on the Swamp, concluding South 40 Week with a variety of musical performances, activities and food. The day kicked off with tons of sun and three student bands—Sobriquet, the Noam Chomskys and String Theory—and culminated in a performance by Augustana.

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Four Mac desktops stolen from Umrath dorm’s lab

The new Umrath dormitory is missing something: computers. Students going into the lab may have noticed an empty space where four Macs used to be. Thursday just before noon, Residential Life (ResLife) officials conducted brief visual searches of rooms in Umrath, looking for four Mac desktop computers that were reported missing from Umrath. There were still two computers left in the lab.

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The newbie dilemma: Modern or traditional?

Riot-proof halls and communal bathrooms are soon to be a thing of the past. With Residential Life to shut down Rutledge and Myers residence halls next year, to avoid overstepping the Clayton fire marshal’s bed quota, and the creation of two new modern dorms, the debate over modern and traditional dorms is as heated as ever.

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Religion and politics center to open

The new John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics opens this month, after Washington University received a $30 million endowment from former Sen. John Danforth and the Danforth Foundation.

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Student group lights up discussion on tobacco ban

Debate over Washington University’s tobacco ban heated up last week during the first Controversy n’ Coffee of the school year, titled “Jumping on the ‘Ban’ Wagon: A Panel Discussion on Smoking Bans.”

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KWUR attracts listenership with new content

Washington University’s student-run radio station KWUR is working to diversify its music offerings with live in-studio performances and its first ever DJ showcase.

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