Olivia Szymanski

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Seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Washington University seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown were two out of 32 U.S. undergraduates to be named Rhodes Scholars Nov. 18.

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Graduate students forge ahead

Despite being stalled in their unionization process due to 174 challenged votes, graduate students continued to put pressure on the administration by rallying outside Brookings Hall at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.

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Students concerned over lack of safety alerts after off-campus armed robbery

Some students have raised concerns about public safety communications after an armed robbery occurred on the Centennial Walkway Oct. 31 around 12:35 a.m., and only certain off-campus residents were notified due to a technical issue.

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Graduate students begin vote on unionization, face administration opposition

Voting to determine whether graduate students will unionize—an issue complicated by Washington University’s multiple emails to graduate students and faculty that were perceived by some students as discouraging and anti-union—began Oct. 25 and will continue Oct. 26.

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Active Transportation Month encourages sustainable transport

The Washington University Office of Sustainability and Parking and Transportation Services has announced October as Active Transportation Month and will organize multiple programs and events to encourage sustainable transportation.

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Graduate students rally, file for election with National Labor Relations Board

Washington University graduate students gathered at a rally outside the Danforth University Center and marched toward Brookings Hall in order to speak with administrators about their plans to unionize through the Service Employees International Union on Thursday, Sept. 14

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Unionization focus shifts from lecturers to graduate students

This past April, Washington University lecturers planned to unionize under the Service Employees International Union Local 1, an organization through which adjunct faculty unionized in April 2016. Although lecturers were gaining momentum in the spring, the vote failed to go through, and the discussion ended with the Service Employees International Union Local 1 this summer.

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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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