This year’s WILD saw more headlining artists, novel sustainability efforts and new day events, under the direction of the Social Programming Board (SPB), created in November. The concert, which featured performers Yeasayer, Mat Kearney and Atmosphere in a festival-style lineup, was the first to be organized by SPB.
The third annual PB&Joy food drive has sharpened its focus on nutrition this year, targeting donation items beyond just peanut butter and jelly to bring in at least 2,000 more pounds of food donations than in the past.
Gerald Early, an endowed professor of English literature at Washington University, spoke of his shortcomings in little league baseball and his conservative upbringing during a ceremony Thursday morning at which he was recognized as one of the greatest St. Louisans with a commemorative star and plaque on the Delmar Loop.
This time last year, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was all over the national media outlets when he saved a woman, his neighbor, from a fire in her house before the fire department arrived. After the rescue, Booker, who now has over 1.3 million Twitter followers, wrote: “Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation. We got the woman out of the house.
Saying he had come to St. Louis with nothing more than tank tops like the one he wore on stage, Macklemore asked the crowd of screaming students if he could borrow someone’s jacket. Donning two brown faux mink coats from the audience, artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their number one hit, “Thrift Shop,” as their third number.
A selection of African films will be shown on campus Friday through Sunday as part of the eighth annual African Film Festival at Washington University. The festival was founded in 2006 by Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, a professor in the African and African-American Studies department.
A cohort of around 10 members of the Sigma Chi fraternity expressed surprise and discontent when Justin Carroll, associate vice chancellor for students, announced their second-place finish in this year’s Green Cup competition with 24 points. Sigma Nu took the gold, scoring a total of 28 points.
“One of humans’ most important properties is that they can get to know God,” John Lennox, professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, said to a crowd of over 100 students at Graham Chapel during a panel discussion Thursday evening called “Making Sense of Suffering: God, Science, and the Human Journey.
Students are generally ambivalent to this year’s WUStock concert featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being rescheduled from Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, March 24. Macklemore’s agent contacted WUStock organizers last weekend requesting the change due to a conflicting publicity event.
Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy recently confirmed its imminent partnership with the University of Ghana in Accra.