Michael Tabb

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

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Wash. U. professor wins $32k over two days on ‘Jeopardy!’

[UPDATE: 11:20 p.m. Jan. 28] Professor Julie Singer took second place on “Jeopardy!” Tuesday, eliminating her from the competition but adding $2,000 to her total winnings over her two-day stint on the game show. Singer, who teaches French at Washington University, won $30,000 on Monday for the episode she actually filmed last November. [ORIGINAL POST:] […]

Free drinks, screaming children and the woman I ‘flash-mobbed’ on the Snow Ball dance floor

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Bias Response System launch marks milestone for Mosaic Project

After years of conversations and months of studying other schools’ practices, Washington University’s Bias Report and Support System (BRSS) went live Monday. The online form allows students to report incidents ranging from unequal treatment to text message harassment in which they felt targeted because of bias.

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Local man sentenced to 16 years in prison for kidnapping law student last August

William Cobbins, the man convicted of kidnapping a Washington University law student from a campus garage at knifepoint and forcing her to withdraw money from ATMs, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. On Aug.

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Subway employee claims order mishap led to physical altercation

A Mallinckrodt Center Subway employee says a four-minute-late order and payment dispute led to a customer throwing his unopened beverage at her shoulder. The Washington University Police Department is continuing to investigate the alleged altercation between a campus employee and Subway cashier over an order.

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Courtesy signs mark first step in long-term plans for shared walkways

Although the 75 biker-pedestrian courtesy signs that have dotted campus for the past two weeks will be gone before the weekend, they are only the first part of an ongoing Washington University initiative to make campus paths safer.

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St. Louis location IKEA coming in fall 2015

With its vast selection of inexpensive, unassembled furniture and iconic Swedish meatballs, IKEA will soon be coming to St. Louis. The famous Scandinavian furniture store announced Wednesday that its 40th store in the United States, and its first in Missouri, will be coming to the area in the fall of 2015.

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Josh Aiken wins Rhodes scholarship, to study at Oxford starting fall 2014

Senior Josh Aiken, Washington University’s 27th Rhodes scholar and its first in three years, said he has been in a daze since receiving the good news Saturday afternoon—early enough to celebrate with his friends and family in a frenzy before the news came out and the congratulations poured in.

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Lumosity ranks WU smartest college

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.

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Robbery reported blocks from Big Bend MetroLink stop

Three individuals walking from the Big Bend MetroLink station toward Forsyth Boulevard were robbed around 8:25 p.m. Sunday evening, according to a crime alert sent to students two hours later.

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