Sally Wang

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Study reveals the importance of family in college admission

Legacy is nothing new to college admissions. However, according to a recent study, it might matter more than previously thought, and might even be the deciding factor in the ultra-competitive college admissions world.

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WU students bucking national trend on loans

Although the national average for college students taking out loans has increased over the past years, similar trends were not observed at Washington University.

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University boosts hours of off-campus shuttle

Campus2Home shuttle service now begins earlier and ends later to accommodate students whose activities put them on campus after dark. Starting Monday, the shuttle began nightly service at 6 p.m. and made its last trip at 4 a.m. Prior to the change, the hours were 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

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Homeless in St. Louis: Students aim to boost awareness of local poverty

The Alliance of Students Against Poverty is hosting its annual Homelessness Awareness Week to raise awareness for poverty and homelessness in and around St. Louis for the week prior to Thanksgiving.

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WeCar rates reduced

The hourly rates for the WeCar sharing program on campus will be reduced starting on Monday. The new rates will be $5 per hour for a sedan and $8 per hour for an SUV compared to the old rates of $10 and $12 respectively.

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Interest in BME major grows nationwide

Biomedical engineering (BME) is America’s fastest growing field in the past decade, expanding by 215% at the bachelor’s level across the country.

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7 new AEDs installed

The University installed seven automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in various high traffic locations across campus last week.
An AED is a portable electronic device that can assess potentially life threatening heart problems and can re-establish regular heartbeat through an electric shock.

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Bonifield hired as LGBT liason

Saida Bonifield was named the new coordinator for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Student Involvement and Leadership at Washington University this summer.

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Tobacco ban hits campus

As of July 1, Washington University is officially smoke-free. The University announced the tobacco ban in April 2009. The ban’s implementation has proceeded smoothly so far, according to chief of police Don Strom. “From the WUPD perspective, we have had very few complaints to respond to and we have no new enforcement patrols planned at this time,” Strom said.

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Dean Harrison gives last lecture

If you think that this is Dean Ewan Harrison’s last lecture at Washington University, you have nothing to worry about. Still, he delivered a talk as part of the Last Lecture series hosted by the Congress of the South 40 (CS40) before a packed crowd in McDonnell 162. “I was extremely flattered when I was […]

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