Sam Seekings

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Teeing off: Angelica Harris putts for WU and with George W. Bush

Angelica Harris, flanked by award-winning producer Ken Whitney, PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem and former President George W. Bush.

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‘A slap in the face:’ How the Republican tax bill would affect Wash. U.

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill which would implement taxes on earnings from university endowments in a heavily partisan 51-49 vote Saturday.

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Wash. U. to waive application fees for low-income families

Washington University will waive the $75 application fee for undergraduate applicants whose family income is under $75,000 and will allow all applicants to self-report their standardized test scores in accordance with policies implemented by the University this fall.

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WU, St. Louis communities respond to Wrighton retirement announcement

Mark Wrighton will retire as chancellor of Washington University no later than July 1, 2019, he announced in a statement to the University community Friday.

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Activists release letter condemning SPB, student body for Lil Dicky selection

A group of 16 students, many of them leaders in minority advocacy groups on campus, released an open letter Thursday condemning Social Programming Board, and the Washington University student body more generally, for the selection of white rapper Lil Dicky to headline this semester’s WILD.

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Students, administration express anger, disappointment after Stockley verdict

Washington University students and faculty expressed a range of emotions Friday after Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, in December 2011.

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Farm-to-table dining at St. Louis restaurant Vicia

It’s undeniable that the farm-to-table values and ideas that Blue Hill epitomizes are found at Vicia, transplanted to the Midwest and used to create the same “as it should be” food

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Center for Diversity and Inclusion adds new assistant dean role

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, now in its third year on Washington University’s campus, has created a new assistant dean for inclusion and engagement position and has hired Dr. Christi Smith to fill the post.

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New assistant director for fraternity and sorority life to focus on community, visibility

Austin Sweeney, currently a sexual and relationship violence prevention specialist at Washington University, will step into his new role at the University as assistant director of fraternity and sorority life Sept. 5.

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ArtSci releases letter responding to controversial op-eds in Student Life, reaffirming commitment to inclusion

The College of Arts & Sciences released an open letter reaffirming its commitment to policies of diversity and inclusion Thursday, placing special emphasis on applying these policies to the physics department—which currently has received criticism no tenured or tenured-track female professors.

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