Op-ed submission: The email I wish Chancellor Wrighton would send out

Yes, I know what you might be thinking: “Oh, poor millionaire white man. How hard it must be to be the figurehead of a massive amount of resources.” And you are right: feeling any semblance of sympathy for my complex job as chancellor is ludicrous. Yet I maintain it is a difficult position.

Megan Odenthal | Social Work Student

Unmoved by the chancellor’s emails? Read one from our athletic director

Whitman is our first-year athletic director, having replaced John Schael after a tenure spanning nearly four decades. Whitman has actively recruited students to our sporting events with all-school email blasts advertising Red Alert. But one message he sent to only student-athletes last week is his most significant yet, and it has little to do with Bear sports.

| Senior Forum Editor

What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means that final exams are approaching and stress is gradually building. Though the rainy and snowy weather hasn’t done anything to brighten the mood, it’s time to take a step back from our concerns and recognize what we’re thankful for this year.

It’s on us, Wash U

Student Union and S.A.R.A.H. are proud to announce “It’s On Us, Wash U”: a campaign designed to spark conversation about sexual assault at Washington University and make a pledge to improve our campus culture. “It’s On Us, Wash U” makes the University a part of the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign.

Libby Ward & Emma Tyler | Co-President, Sexual Assault and Rape Anonymous Helpline (S.A.R.A.H.); President, Student Union

On Piers Morgan and the N-word

This is the path that white people ought to take in the battle against racism: following those who know of its evils rather than leading with a false understanding.

Wesley Jenkins | Staff Writer

ResLife takes a step forward with gender-neutral housing

Good job, Residential Life. We give that office a lot of grief in this space throughout a given school year, from criticizing its strange enforcement of alcohol policies to discussing problems with its placement of students. But much to our delight, Residential Life recently acted swiftly and decisively in enacting a new policy allowing for gender-neutral housing across all ResLife properties.

Destigmatizing the call for equality

Beginning this past Wednesday, members of Washington University’s Representation Project stationed themselves outside of the art school, Underpass and Danforth University Center to ask passersby why they need feminism. The event aimed to correct misguided notions that surround the movement and demonstrate how feminism benefits everyone.

| Representation Project Committee Chair

Response to grand jury shouldn’t distract from larger issues

An announcement about charges facing Darren Wilson is expected any day now. It’s highly probable, based on recent news leaks and indications from every official ranking all the way up to Gov. Jay Nixon, that Wilson will go free without being indicted.

Spring 2015 course recommendations

It’s registration time, and that means it’s a time of sadness as you watch your preferred classes’ seats fill up with upperclassmen before you get the chance to register. Now it’s time to rely on alternate plans and change your mind if that schedule isn’t looking so great anymore.

The little-known noble cause behind No-Shave November

As we approach the middle of the month, the early results of No-Shave November are rolling in. Few of us sport respectable beards, while the vast majority clings to wispy patches of facial hair while weathering the (hopefully) good-natured ribbing of friends.

Wesley Jenkins | Contributing Writer