Tuition prices to increase by $1,700 for 2017-2018 academic year

Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year will be $50,650, an increase of 3.5 percent ($1,700) from the $48,950 charged for 2016-2017, Provost Holden Thorp announced via a letter sent to students and parents Thursday morning.

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BREAKING: Men’s soccer team suspended indefinitely, under investigation

Washington University is launching an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate behavior” by the men’s soccer team towards members of the women’s soccer team, according to a statement released by the University.

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Chancellor named second highest-paid head of school

A recent ranking, courtesy of the Chronicle for Higher Education, places Chancellor Mark Wrighton as the second-highest paid leader of a private college in 2014—a ranking that administrators say is artificially high and an anomaly due to a supplemental executive retirement plan approved by the board of trustees in 2004.

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Sorority recruitment fee stays the same despite no early housing costs

Despite the Office of Residential Life keeping housing options open over winter break, the $100-$125 fee for women to go through the sorority recruitment process, part of which takes place during the latter stages of the break, will not be reduced as the Women’s Panhellenic Association was not informed of the changes to Residential Life policy until mid-November.

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Houseparty director talks new app

Kimberly Kalb, the director of growth for Houseparty, a new app that allows users to easily move between group conversations, spoke about the app, the motivation behind it and how her team has risen to where they are now in the technological world Monday, Dec. 6.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Contributing Reporter

Brown School set to launch policy institute, expand graduate offerings

Following student demand for more policy-based offerings, the Brown School of Social Work is set to launch the Clark-Fox Policy Institute in the spring of 2017.

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Who makes up SU? DAC releases first report on SU diversity

In the first iteration of what it plans to make a yearly report, the Diversity Affairs Council surveyed students involved with all branches of Student Union—including Senate, Treasury, Social Programming Board and the Council itself—to assess the diversity of the student government organization.

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Wrighton signs letter defending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Chancellor Mark Wrighton joined over 470 other university presidents and chancellors in signing an open letter in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects students whose immigration status would otherwise be threatened.

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MSA holds fastathon, raises funds for local organization

The Muslim Students Association held a fastathon to bring awareness to hunger and poverty in the St. Louis community.

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Students raise over $1000 for prostate cancer with GoFundMe

Plenty of men sported a little extra facial hair for the annual “No Shave November,” without staying true to its original cause—awareness for prostate cancer—yet this year, several Washington University students returned to the month’s roots.

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