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Michael Tabb is the Editor-in-Chief of Student Life. He is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences from York, PA.
Michael Tabb has written 246 articles.

Anti-Peabody rally elevates support as students await negotiated terms

April 21, 2014 | Michael Tabb

Although it fell short of its goal of 1,000 participants, Saturday’s rally on Brookings Steps—the largest to date—brought together hundreds, who reiterated their demands that the school cut ties with Peabody Energy.

Ineffectual meeting with chancellor fails to put end to sit-in

April 14, 2014 | Michael Tabb

Students are continuing their sit-in under the Brookings Archway after Chancellor Mark Wrighton rejected their core demand to remove Greg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, from Washington University’s board of trustees Saturday.

Brookings sit-in urges WU to cut ties with Peabody

April 10, 2014 | Michael Tabb

Cradling bowls of homemade chili in their laps as the sun set behind Ridgley Hall, about two dozen students seated in a circle took turns explaining why they were fighting to dissolve Washington University’s ties with Peabody Energy.

Semester Online goes offline after ArtSci faculty reject resolution to continue involvement

April 03, 2014 | Michael Tabb

After College of Arts & Sciences faculty voted 130-116 to end Washington University’s partnership with Semester Online, the international consortium of participating schools has decided to disband. Semester Online, the University’s first foray into online education for undergraduate students, launched last fall.

New SU Executive Board eyes stronger bonds, better engagement with students: Eliminating slates, improving SU website part of Elevate!’s agenda

April 01, 2014 | Sahil Patel and Michael Tabb

The newly elected board of Student Union executive officers is a group of SU insiders hoping to cut bureaucracy where numerous exec slates before them have failed. Junior Emma Tyler, former president of Social Programming Board, was elected president and will succeed current president Matt Re on Thursday, April 3.

Staudt new School of Law dean

March 20, 2014 | Michael Tabb

Nancy Staudt will be the next dean of Washington University’s School of Law, the University announced Monday. Staudt was a professor at the University from 2000-06 and is currently a vice dean at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Her appointment followed a six-month nationwide search.

Trio of sophomores moves to CGI U bracket semifinals

March 20, 2014 | Becky Prager and Michael Tabb

While March Madness may be the bracket challenge most people are obsessing over, three Washington University sophomores have reached the Final Four of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University Bracket Challenge.

SU passes 2014-15 general budget with no reps opposed

March 05, 2014 | Michael Tabb

In two back-to-back votes, Student Union Senate and Treasury passed the general budget for the 2014-15 year without a single representative in opposition. Passed Tuesday night, the budget allocates an estimated $2,821,975 in funding that SU will receive in Student Activities Fees for students coming to the University next year.

Beads, booze and boobs for noobs: The comprehensive guide to navigating Mardi Gras

February 28, 2014 | Michael Tabb and Leah Kucera

With revised weather forecasts calling for temperatures in the mid-40s and almost zero chance of rain, you have no reason to miss this year’s Mardi Gras festivities. Sure, you may have midterms, but finals count for more of your grade anyway. And when you’re 30, do you really want your only memories of Wash. U. [...]

Amendment to diversify Treasury passes by wide margin

February 24, 2014 | Michael Tabb and Dylan Bassett

In a 375-80 landslide, undergraduates voted to approve changes to the Student Union constitution that aim to diversify SU Treasury.

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