Zach Kram | 84 articles

Wrongful death suit against University centers on alleged negligence

The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges that the University was negligent in its treatment of drug cases on campus, putting students such as Soh in danger. Central to the suit is the family’s claim that after a series of drug investigations and violations among Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, of which Soh was a member, SAM members were not referred to criminal prosecution and were instead dealt with within the University’s own judicial system.

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Soh’s family pursues settlement a year after son’s death

The manner of death for Washington University senior Yongsang Soh, who fell from a 23rd-floor balcony last year, has been changed to “undetermined” after originally being ruled a suicide.
Soh fell from an apartment in The Dorchester on Forest Park on the morning of Oct. 26, 2013. His parents soon opened a private investigation into his fall, which has turned up evidence they think suggests the University played a part in Soh’s death.

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Yongsang Soh’s family seeks settlement from University for son’s death

A year after their son died from falling off a 23rd-floor balcony, the parents of Washington University student Yongsang Soh are pressuring the University to take responsibility for their loss.

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Political groups talk economy, education before the midterms

College Democrats and Republicans butted heads over economic policy but joined together to endorse candidates for Student Union Treasury at a Campus Crossfire debate event the night before midterm elections.

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29 ways for Royals fans to enjoy this World Series

We were so close to an I-70 showdown. With the Kansas City Royals making the World Series in their first playoff appearance in 1985, all the Cardinals had to do was win the National League pennant for the third time in four years to show the Show Me State to the sports world.

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New admins aim to stay the course for Wash. U. athletics

New athletic director Josh Whitman hasn’t even been on the job for three months, and he’s already the longest-tenured member of the Department of Athletics’ administrative team.

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Football surrenders 50 points in blowout loss on the road

After starting last season 1-2, Washington University’s football team defeated Centre College to spark a seven-game winning streak and make the playoffs for just the second time in school history. But the 2014 Bears squandered a chance at a repeat on Saturday in a dispiriting 50-20 loss at Centre.

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Lofts flooding source revealed to be roof, courtyard drainage issues

On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 27, a large storm caused flooding in the lobby of the 6300 Enright Ave. building, one of four parts of the Lofts of Washington University, as the result of a problematic drain.

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Flooding in Lofts building raises concerns over quick construction

Students attempting to walk into one of the Lofts buildings on Wednesday night were greeted instead with a roped-off lobby and around two inches of water on the floor.

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Volleyball aims to reclaim national dominance, title

The team’s No. 11 ranking is its lowest ever in a preseason poll, but most of last year’s key players return and give the Bears hope for another run to a championship.

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