Another school year is winding down. Wash. U. has made progress, to be sure, but we still have a few bones to pick. Here are our suggestions for making Wash. U. better. Sahil Patel, Editor-in-Chief 1. A sports fanbase—We have some remarkable student-athletes at Wash. U. who are doing outstanding things on and off the field; they deserve some support. 2.
On April 15, 2013, at 2:49 p.m. EST, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Within seconds, the Twittersphere was abuzz. Between 4:06 and 7:04 p.m. that day, more than 500,000 tweets with the #BostonMarathon hashtag flooded Twitter.
About a week ago, a blog post written by sportswriter Jeff Pearlman on March 21 began widely circulating online. Pearlman is an adjunct journalism professor at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., who doubled as the advisor to Manhattanville’s student newspaper, Touchstone, during the 2011-12 school year.
High school senior Suzy Lee Weiss was rejected from her top-choice colleges in the Ivy League, which as a group received a total of 247,283 applications and accepted 23,010 for an acceptance rate of 9.3 percent for the class of 2017. From the perspective of students, the admissions process can be inscrutable, even arbitrary.
It’s time to choose classes for the fall semester. Filling clusters and integrations aside, this is an exciting time and a chance to get outside of your academic comfort zone. Here are our picks for the best classes on campus: Sahil Patel, Editor-in-Chief: Beginning Hindi I The Hindi I and II sequence equals 10 total credits and a Language & the Arts cluster.
Last November, Student Life reported on the elimination of the January Program, largely due to organizational concerns about increasing class sizes, according to University administrators. With two over-enrolled classes already on campus (2014 and 2016), it is clear that the University is already experiencing significant growing pains.
At Friday evening’s opening plenary session for the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University conference, fashion mogul and HIV/AIDS awareness activist Kenneth Cole spoke of the need to fuse business and public service into one mission.
We Wash. U. students pride ourselves on our social and cultural savvy, but like most academics, we’re only too happy to wallow in abstraction. We’ll change our profile pictures in protest against the Defense of Marriage Act but won’t take the time to write our congressional representatives and state lawmakers.
Local elections are happening tomorrow, so let’s get out the vote! Whether you’re a Lesley Knope or more of a Ron Swanson, your vote counts. One of the most discussed measures on the ballot is Proposition P, the so-called “Arch Tax.” If Proposition P is passed, the sales tax will be raised by three-sixteenths of a cent for the next 20 years in St. Louis City and St.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court concluded two days of courtroom debate on two landmark cases in gay rights, Hollingsworth v. Perry (the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state) and United States v. Windsor (the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman).