Social Programming Board, the organization responsible for planning the WILD concert each semester, released a statement Friday afternoon confirming the cancellation of next fall’s WILD and blaming Student Union Exec for the decision.
Comedian Jessica Williams and actress Ellen Page will not be part of Student Union’s Speaker Series this year, removing the two highest-profile guests from the annual speaker schedule.
The past 12 months marked a banner year for the Washington University athletic department—not a championships banner, mind you, as the school’s national title drought extended to four years, but a year filled with exciting wins, landmark performances and school records galore nonetheless.
The Washington University swimming teams coasted to a pair of victories at the Wheaton Invitational over the weekend, with two individuals and two relay teams setting new school records at the meet.
Washington University’s women’s soccer team is in the midst of a run of sustained success almost unparalleled in the current Division III climate. Since 2011, the Bears have won three titles in one of the country’s most competitive conferences, they’ve placed four players on the national All-American squads and they’ve combined for a robust 88-14-4 record in that span.
Senior Allison Zastrow committed to play volleyball at Washington University in part because of the program’s prestigious history. Four years later, the setter from Lincoln, Neb., has clinched a prominent spot in the program’s all-time ranks.
First it was No. 5 Christopher Newport University, falling in a surprise five-setter on Saturday afternoon, and then a nighttime flurry, as No. 4 Calvin College and No. 2 Emory University lost in quick succession.
The Washington University volleyball team already has one title to their name this year, and the second—and bigger—trophy within reach is potentially just two weekends, and six tough tournament games, away.
As part of this year’s Bear Beginnings changes, longtime performance “Choices” was removed from orientation week. Next year’s incoming class is poised to have fewer choices for its pre-orientation schedule, too.
As the pass from the back row floated near the net, senior Allison Zastrow stutter-stepped and bounced lightly toward it, surveying the court around her.