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Local News Roundup Oct. 20

Missed out on local news over fall break? Catch up with our weekly roundup.

Katie Bry | Contributing Reporter

Asians and Pacific Islanders Demanding Justice hosts ‘Occupy Umrath’ event responding to GroupMe controversy

Asian and Pacific Islanders Demanding Justice (APIDJ) hosted the event to address racially insensitive messages sent in the Umrath first floor GroupMe Sept. 30. It was designed to create a safe space for Asian and Pacific Islanders and other students to discuss the incident and to share their experiences as minority students on campus.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter

Students bring attention to campus issues on ‘Live with Katy Tur’

Washington University students spoke about campus issues for the live taping of MSNBC’s “Live with Katy Tur” outside of the Danforth University Center Thursday, Oct. 11.

Jaden Satenstein | Contributing Reporter

University hosts Sababa Jewish festival, a first for the St. Louis community

The outdoor event, held in the parking lot outside of the Danforth University Center, was the first Jewish cultural festival of its kind held in St. Louis and featured musical performances, artists and cultural foods.

Aiden Blinn | News Editor

TRUTH and SU host discussion on community policing

Teaching Racial Understanding Through Honesty and Student Union held a discussion on community policing with police leaders from the Washington University Policy Department, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and Washington University faculty and administration in Umrath Lounge Oct. 17.

Kathleen White | News Editor

SU passes bill to livestream meetings

All future Student Union Senate meetings will now be livestreamed, following the passage of a bill Tuesday, Oct. 9.

| Senior News Editor

A conversation on voter engagement with Katy Tur

MSNBC “Live with Katy Tur”—one of the cable network’s afternoon news programs—filmed live outside the Danforth University Center at 1:00 p.m. yesterday. Student Life had the chance to sit down with Tur after the show and ask her a few questions about her time on campus and her thoughts on student voter engagement.

| Senior News Editor

‘Live with Katy Tur’ to film on campus Thursday

The filming, part of Tur’s “Battleground College Tour” of U.S. campuses ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, was originally supposed to take place at Clark University in Atlanta, but projected inclement weather from Hurricane Michael forced the show to find an alternate location, and Washington University stepped in.

| Associate Editor

Pro-life group holds demonstration at intersection of Forsyth and Wallace

Pro-life group Created Equal held a demonstration with large posters and pamphlet handouts at the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive Monday, Oct. 8. The posters, of which there were about seven, depicted graphic images of fetuses aborted during their first trimesters with the slogan, “Vote Anti-Abortion” written across them.

and | Senior News Editors

SU to host second tailgate of the year

The tailgate will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end with kickoff at p.m. Given a larger-than-expected turnout at the last tailgate on Sept. 1, Student Union has decided to move the event from outside the Danforth University Center to a new, to be determined location with larger capacity.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter