It’s been mere hours since someone (or someones) took the lives of strangers into their hands for reasons that cannot possibly be justified. And I’ve found that despite my well-practiced cynicism, there’s still a nerve, a sliver of sentimentality in me that can be pinched and leave me gasping. It’s there for the obvious reason that this time, it was my city on TV.
The recent visit to campus of former President Bill Clinton has generated much excitement but a sad lack of critical reflection. While it’s to be applauded that Wash. U.
Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama spoke to a large group of Israelis in Jerusalem, most of whom were students. He called them to act for peace in the region, explaining that “the only way for Israel to thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through a viable Palestine.” Mr.
In 1904, St. Louis was the host of the World’s Fair and the Olympics, making our city the central focus of the entire globe. Unfortunately, this period of success was not sustained, and what was the fourth-largest city in the country dropped out of the top 20 over the next century.
In writing this letter, we by no means intend to diminish the gravity of the racial implications of the actions taken by Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledges in Bear’s Den last week, but we do hope to bring to light another facet of the issue: sexism.
We at Washington University might say that we have been “deeply affected by an incident that took place last week.” And that now, learning from this incident, we can “continue to find opportunities to celebrate our differences.” Let me say that at Washington University, what happened was not “incident” or discrete or simple. There was no one student lynched.
Dear educators, students and leaders of Washington University, The past week’s incident was brought to my attention in a seminar that comprises mostly black students.
Dear Administrators, Faculty and Staff, In light of the recent incident that occurred on February 26, 2013 involving members of our General Body and the current pledge class of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), the Association of Black Students (ABS) is deeply disappointed in the actions of our peers and wishes to express our concern on [...]
The Diversity Affairs Council (DAC) recognizes the events of Tuesday night because we are students and representatives of the Washington University in St. Louis community. Our purpose is to foster a more inclusive campus environment and provide a connection between the student body and administration.
Thank you for your enthusiastic welcome of my university’s former chancellor, Holden Thorp, who will take the position of provost at your school next academic year, and for your understanding that he is a truly extraordinary and accomplished person. But I’d like to gently call your attention to a few weak spots in your editorial.