Olivia Szymanski

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Wrighton ‘disappointed’ by Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

On behalf of Washington University, Chancellor Mark Wrighton released a statement denouncing President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement regarding climate change yesterday.

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Lecturers consider union representation, administration pushes back

Lecturers at Washington University are set to vote on union representation by the Service Employees International Union Local 1.

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Alcohol education initiative prompts further discussion of WU’s policies

Washington University participated in National Alcohol Screening Day, an initiative that provides outreach, education and screening to raise awareness about harmful drinking behaviors, April 6.

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University announces parking lottery, increase in permit prices

Washington University released a new parking plan for the 2017-2018 academic year April 10, laying out a plan to distribute permits among students and faculty through a lottery system.

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EST receives accreditation recognizing achievement in preparedness

The Washington University Emergency Support Team was recognized with two honors from the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, receiving the “Striving for Excellence Award” as well as receiving recognition as an “EMS Ready Campus” Feb. 25.

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New dining initiative allows students to purchase from food trucks with meal points

Washington University students had the option to upgrade their lunches from a half and half to a freshly made cheesesteak sandwich, all on the University’s meal plan thanks to local food truck “Steak Louie” this Tuesday.

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‘Vagina Monologues’ celebrates female body, reproductive health

“The Vagina Monologues,” held in Holmes Lounge, exposed audiences to a range of different topics surrounding the vagina—from stories of sexual pleasure and masturbation to heart-wrenching stories of abuse and violence.

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Fraternities participate in recycling cup initiative

In a sustainability initiative aiming to produce less waste at parties, several fraternities and other student groups have joined together in an effort to use recyclable cups instead of red Solo cups.

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2 WU alumni selected as finalists for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Two Washington University alumni, 2015 graduate Damari Croswell and 2016 graduate Yidan Qin, were recently named finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship. Croswell applied as an American Scholar, while Qin applied as a Chinese Scholar.

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AISA, Buder Center host educational event on DAPL

In response to the recent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, N.D., the American Indian Student Association and the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies partnered to organize an informational event called “Standing With Standing Rock,” on Thursday, Nov. 17.

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