Throughout the year, you may have found yourself too busy with schoolwork to keep up with what’s been happening on and around campus. Never fear—Student Life’s got you covered with a recap of our major stories from 2014.
Former U.S. Sens. John C. Danforth and Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 2000 election, discussed partisanship and other flaws they see in the political system on Tuesday.
Following last year’s rabies scare, Washington University administration is currently assessing a potential policy change for student programming that might limit the organizations through which student groups can bring animals to campus
Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his family’s experiences in Israel in his lecture on Thursday.
A WU/FUSED petition asks that Washington University bring its Pell Grant-eligible student percentage up to par with peer institutions by 2020, release information about different strategies for reaching that goal, increase support for students in St. Louis Public Schools to apply and attend, and increase financial aid to cover additional expenses.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton has agreed to meet with student protest organizers about issues surrounding recent events in Ferguson next semester. This meeting with administrators was one of student protesters’ demands of the chancellor and Washington University. Despite this demand being met, on-campus protests have continued, including one this weekend at the December degree-candidate recognition ceremony.
Hundreds of students expanded the scope of protest activities on campus Thursday afternoon, including marching through Olin Library and protesting on the lawn of the chancellor’s residence.
A walkout that began with 70 people gathered outside Goldfarb Hall in protest of last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown culminated with over 300 people in the Danforth University Center protesting the decision.
Lines of students blocked the intersection of Forsyth and Skinker Boulevards for about 15 minutes Monday morning, protesting a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Student Union leaders do not believe that the hacking of wustl.edu websites by a group identifying as pro-Palestinian last weekend was targeted at Washington University specifically.