Zach Kram | 121 articles

Volleyball sweeps weekend of conference play

By the rankings, the University Athletic Association has the deepest crop of volleyball teams in Division III. With four UAA teams ranked in the top 25 in the country this season, the most of any conference, gone are the days when Washington University could sweep through its conference schedule with ease.

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Campus sexual assault survey highlights need to serve marginalized populations

Attendees expressed concerns about how Washington University planned to address the high rate of sexual assault reported by transgender, genderqueer or nonconforming and questioning (TGQN) students at a forum to discuss recent campus sexual assault survey data.

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Swimming defeats SLU in season opener for first time in 25 years

The Washington University swimming and diving teams made a splash in their season opener with a pair of victories over Division I Saint Louis University.

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Sexual assault survey shows WU in line with peers

By the time they reach the end of their senior years, one-third of female undergraduates at Washington University will have been the victim of some type of nonconsensual sexual contact, according to the most up-to-date, comprehensive figure.

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Volleyball downs No. 2 Calvin, finishes Emory Invite 3-1

In the end, it was the highest-ranked opponent that proved the easiest test for Washington University’s volleyball team. During a weekend that saw parity among the fraternity of top-ranked teams, No. 6 Wash. U. used a resounding three-set victory over No. 2 Calvin College to stake its claim as one of the country’s leading contenders for the Division III title.

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Volleyball set for top-10 clashes in road tournament

The competition keeps growing tougher for the volleyball Bears. A week after winning its first matchup against a ranked team this year, Washington University’s volleyball squad is set to face its three toughest opponents of the young season at this weekend’s Emory National Invitational in Atlanta.

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Volleyball find payback, escapes with four-win weekend

It wasn’t easy going, but the Washington University volleyball team survived an upset scare and maintained its perfect record through another weekend.

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Around the Athletic Complex: Bears fill opening weekend with wins

A road victory over the No. 2 men’s soccer team in the country highlighted a busy first weekend of the Washington University fall sports calendar, in which the Bears nearly went undefeated across a spate of sports.

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The longest con

Student Life interviewed five Wash. U. faculty, each from a different discipline, who nearly unanimously spoke against the taxpayer-funded effort. They discussed at length, among other reasons, the plan’s flawed economic rationale, its misuse of public funds and space, and its sense of stagnation with regard to city planning.

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Volleyball looks to assert dominance amidst roster speculation

In fall 2012, Washington University’s volleyball team spent all of September and October ranked No. 1 in the country. But late-season struggles sent the Bears tumbling down the rankings, and the team failed to advance past the regional round.
That year’s freshmen enter this season as seniors, and three years later, they have still not advanced to the Division III quarterfinals. Last year’s graduates were the first in three decades not to reach the quarters in their Wash. U. careers, and this year’s seniors don’t want to become the second.

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