Katie Marcus

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Campus-wide unity event takes on religious tone

In the wake of the various tragedies which occurred over the summer, Washington University students, administrators and faith leaders led the community in song and speech in the hopes of reaffirming their core values of respect and diversity.

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Under the big top: What to expect when you’re expecting a political circus

As a particularly controversial election season enters its homestretch, Washington University is preparing to play a major role in some of 2016’s history-making moments. Pulling off an event like this is no small feat, but as a five-time host, the University has a pretty good idea of what it takes—and what it offers to its students.

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Newly appointed WU Police Chief Mark Glenn says debate security is primary concern

Mark Glenn will serve as the Washington University Police Department’s new Chief of Police, the University announced Friday. Although Glenn has long-term goals focusing on community involvement and advocacy, his first major task will be to prepare campus for the frenzy of protests and political activity that many anticipate to arrive with the upcoming presidential debate Washington University will host this October.

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Upcoming fall hackathon to focus on HealthTech inventions

Students from across the United States and Canada will travel to Washington University this November for the third annual ArchHacks “hackathon,” where they will work on technology projects alongside mentors from leading companies.

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East St. Louis residents talk positive change, WU’s role in community

Residents of East St. Louis gathered to discuss their experiences living in a city prone to adversity and how they envision positive change manifesting in their dynamic communities on Thursday night.

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ThurtenE Carnival diversifies attractions, focuses on St. Louis community outreach

Participants in this year’s ThurtenE Carnival are moving away from the construction of full facades and towards a diversification of philanthropic organizations in an effort to expand community engagement.

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Holocaust survivor emphasizes individual accountability over abstractions

Holocaust refugee and former professor of nutritional biochemistry at Rutgers University Hans Fisher spoke Tuesday night about his experience escaping the Third Reich by boat in 1939.

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SAE hosts memorial 5K fundraiser to honor deceased brother

Washington University community members gathered for a memorial 5K run on Saturday in honor of student and Sigma Alpha Epsilon brother Jacques de Villiers, who died July 3 after a battle with cancer.

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Congressman, ‘Big Six’ leader John Lewis to deliver 155th commencement address

Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis will deliver the annual commencement address, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced at the Senior Class Toast on March 30.

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Civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis to speak at commencement

Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis will serve as the commencement speaker for the class of 2016, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced at the annual Senior Class Toast on March 30.

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