News in Brief: WUGWU campaign, Day of Dialogue, NEH fellowships

Washington University Graduate Workers Union launched a Valentine’s day campaign, the University hosts its annual Day of Discovery, Dialogue, and Action and two WU faculty members were awarded NEH fellowships.

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Title IX comment-writing period ends, Title Mine plans next actions

Title Mine and WU Planned Parenthood Generation Action (WUPPGA) held two comment-writing drives Dec. 7 and Jan. 17, and provided resources for Washington University students to write and submit their own comments on the proposed regulations.

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Student groups petition to receive block funding

Each of the groups petitioning—Uncle Joe’s, Emergency Support Team (EST), Lucidity, Campus Y, Bear Discounts and WUnderground—must receive 1,071 signatures, fifteen percent of the student body, by Feb. 22. Then, their budget is voted on by the student body in the SU spring election. If it passes with a two-thirds student vote, their petition is funded.

Jayla Butler | Contributing Reporter

WU establishes start-up grant program for incoming students

The first grant will consist of one $500 portion to cover or subsidize the cost of a computer. The second is worth $1,500 and is intended to cover essential items like winter clothes, textbooks or travel over both semesters.

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Danforth Center hosts discussion on religion and polarized politics

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics hosted political experts Melissa
Rogers and Peter Wehner to discuss the topic of religion and political polarization in the U.S., Feb. 12.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter

Sustainability groups, Dining Services launch new Greenware Program

The Office of Sustainability is introducing a new dishware loan initiative for on-campus events to reduce disposable plastic waste.

Merry May Ma | Contributing Reporter

Environmental activist Vandana Shiva speaks on the importance of earth justice

The Student Environmental Council and Ashoka hosted environmental activist Vandana Shiva to speak as part of Student Union’s Trending Topics speaker series in Graham Chapel Feb. 13.

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Phi Beta Sigma hosts open house for interested members

St. Louis community members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity held an informational welcome event to meet Washington University students who might be interested in joining the Black Greek-lettered fraternity Feb. 11.

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Robberies reported at 6100 block of Waterman Boulevard

Two robberies were reported at the 6100 block of Waterman Boulevard Monday, Feb. 11.

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2019 Sex Survey reveals students’ sex habits

2,027 people took the survey from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. Student Life’s 2019 sex survey found that 74 percent of respondents (approximately 1,406 people) said they have had sex.

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