Wash. U. news in brief

In the news this weekend: Trans Day of Remembrance vigil, Mark Wrighton responds to the federal tax plan, and Wash. U. ranked seventh in the nation for entrepreneurship.

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Black Mental Health Forum opens intersectional dialogue

The Black Mental Health Forum, sponsored by the Association of Black Students, provided a space for students to openly discuss mental health in the black community Friday, Nov. 17.

Anjali Vishwanath | Contributing Reporter

Additional construction to block access to south entrance of Sam Fox School

The area between Hillman Hall and Givens Hall will be prepared for closure Nov. 22 through Dec. 15. During this time, signage announcing the closure will be posted, landscaping will be cleared and a temporary sidewalk will be installed.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

WU iGEM Team wins gold at international competition

Washington University’s genetic-engineering undergraduate research team won a gold medal at the international iGEM Giant Jamboree competition in Boston, held from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13.

Meghan Sharma | Contributing Reporter

Seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Washington University seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown were two out of 32 U.S. undergraduates to be named Rhodes Scholars Nov. 18.

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Graduate students forge ahead

Despite being stalled in their unionization process due to 174 challenged votes, graduate students continued to put pressure on the administration by rallying outside Brookings Hall at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15.

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WU aims to decrease recycling contamination, become waste-free

In the Office of Sustainability’s strategic plan, it aims to achieve a 55 percent waste diversion rate and reduce the amount of consumer-generated waste by 35 percent on the Danforth Campus by 2020.

Kathleen White | Staff Reporter

Trans awareness week aims to promote understanding, inclusivity

WashU Pride Alliance’s annual Trans Awareness Week, which brings events and speakers to Washington University to celebrate and recognize transgender identities and experiences, started Monday, Nov. 13 and will end Monday, Nov. 20.

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Student Union’s Sports Club Board likely to be reinstated

Since Sports Club Board (SCB) disbanded several years ago, many students and coaches have felt the need for a unifying body to address common concerns among sports clubs. Now it is back.

Zachary Berman | Staff Reporter

Student Union elects Adler and Nahra to speakerships

Junior Brian Adler and sophomore Alia Nahra were elected speakers of Senate and Treasury, respectively, in an internal Student Union election held Tuesday. They will preside in office until next semester’s elections in March.

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