University reports record number of low-income, minority students in freshman class

The class of 2020 will rank near the top in terms of both racial and socioeconomic diversity—numbers unparalleled in Washington University’s history.

| Senior Editor

FYCC elected, SU seeks new ways to keep losing candidates involved

With only a few weeks of college under their belts, 25 first-year students—the largest number ever—ran for five First Year Class Council positions. But for Student Union, the question is now how to keep the 20 students who were not elected involved in SU.

| News Editor

WU moves down four spots in national university rankings

Washington University fell four spots—to 19th—in this year’s annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings list, which were released this month.

Scott Lu | Contributing Reporter

University addresses free speech, adopts faculty senate statement

Washington University released a statement affirming its stance on what free speech should look like on campus earlier this month.

Faculty Senate Council, led by Interim Chair and public health professor Dr. Tim McBride and joined by professionals on the subject, wrote the statement at the request of Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter

Secret Service meets Frat Row

Seigle Hall and Upper Fraternity Row will fall within the security perimeter for the Oct. 9 debate—a security precaution that Washington University is working with the Commission on Presidential Debates and the Secret Service on in order to make accommodations for those who live and have classes in that area.

| Editor-In-Chief

First Year Class Council sees influx in applicants

Student Union saw its highest number of applicants for First Year Class Council this fall semester, with 25 students running for five positions.

Danielle Drake-Flam | Contributing Reporter

Transgender first-year student talks acceptance, campus resources

Aside from balancing a pre-med workload and adjusting to life in a new part of the country, Troy, a freshman from Palm Beach, Fla., is also transitioning from female to male.

Lizzi Kehoe | Contributing Reporter

Rise in off-campus bike, car theft leads to WUPD safety notices

Theft has increased substantially in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood directly bordering Washington University’s Danforth Campus over the past year.

Olivia Szymanski | Contributing Reporter

SU Senate passes Dining Services resolution 11-2

Student Union senators passed a resolution aimed at increasing student input in Dining Services decisions Tuesday night after receiving feedback following the elimination of mozzarella sticks, crepes and tater tots from Bear’s Den’s everyday menu.

| News Editor

Democracy and Disagreement panel talks civility in politics, power

Washington University faculty members and students discussed dissension and its role in a healthy democracy on Wednesday evening.

Adrienne Davis, vice provost and a professor in the law school, hosted the Election 2016: Democracy and Disagreement panel with fellow professors in the Law, Medicine and Sociology departments and was joined by juniors Shayel Patnaik and Kayla Reed.

Bailey Winston | Contributing Reporter