There has been a significant amount of back and forth over the past couple of days between members of Student Union that includes, but is not limited to: budgets, WILD, the 2016 presidential debate and issues of transparency. The debate has energized some, but the details have gone over the heads of many.
With Washington University hosting the presidential debate next fall (R.I.P. fall WILD), Forum staff has decided to profile each of the leading presidential candidates. This week we turn to Amy Poehler’s lookalike, Hillary Clinton, after breaking down the chances of Jeb! and Marco Ru-bae-o.
Last October, Student Life wrote a staff editorial arguing that Social Programming Board and Student Union, both of which vowed increased communication with students in the 2015-2016 school year, owed students more transparency, because of the large amount of funds that go toward its programs.
The recent panel on the health impacts of climate change—headlined by Harvard scientist Dr. Joel Schwartz—underscores the need for our University to recommit itself to a truly sustainable future.
Come fall of 2016, students will congregate on Kingsbury Avenue, in South 40 common rooms, at various other quasi-contained arenas, hoping in vain for the electric WILD atmosphere. Yeah, the concert series is pretty overrated, but, honestly, who cares? It’s a fun day to hang out and pretend our lives don’t revolve around academics.
Facing pressure from the administration and the immense scheduling challenges that will be presented by the presidential debate, SU and the Social Programming Board made what was likely the only logical decision.
The Gargoyle is one of the most underappreciated spaces on campus, only used for the semesterly concerts put on by Social Programming Board. Other than that, the venue sits empty in the Mallinckrodt Center basement, save for a few WU-SLam or Kuumba events here and there and SPB’s Happy Hour. We at Student Life feel that this is a shame.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, I spent two years taking undergraduate upper division classes, several more years studying for my Ph.D. and then almost three years as a post doc researcher in the Washington University physics department. It was a good place to be a woman.
Every Monday before Super Tuesday on March 1, Forum will be running a profile of a leading presidential candidate. Last week, we met Jeb!—everyone’s favorite exclamation point. Today, we are taking a closer look at Marco Rubio, arguably the most attractive remaining potential nominee.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a university in possession of an economic diversity problem must be in want of a task force. Washington University is one such university, and it has responded to the increasingly unflattering spotlight on its diversity shortcomings accordingly. These task forces have been assembled, and they have spoken.