Wash. U. family string quartet featured in Tuesday’s DUC Chamber Music Series

The Karp Family Quartet, a family of string players featuring Washington University senior Jonathan Karp, played its first complete quartet program in the Danforth University Center Tuesday night. The group is composed of Jonathan, his mother Margie, his father Benjamin and his younger brother Aaron.

Katie Marcus | News Editor

MLK Day ceremony focuses on Ferguson and modern racism

Monday’s “The Prophetic Voice: A Time to Break the Silence” in Graham Chapel marked the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The event featured various student and faculty speakers, who focused heavily on the recent events in Ferguson and African-American relationships within the St. Louis area as well as on campus.

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School of Medicine Dean Larry Shapiro stepping down from executive positions

Larry Shapiro, the executive vice chancellor and dean of the Washington University School of Medicine, announced that he will be stepping down from those positions when his replacement is found.

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University announces plan to increase Pell-eligible numbers

With tuition on the rise once again for the 2015-16 school year, Washington University administrators unveiled a new official commitment for increased socioeconomic diversity on campus, specifically through the acceptance and support of more Pell Grant-eligible students.

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University announces official commitment for increased socioeconomic diversity

The new plan announced by the University on Thursday evening calls for an increase in Pell-eligible students on the Danforth campus to 13 percent by 2020, with $25 million to be devoted annually toward achieving this goal.

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The Lofts LEED the way with new certification

The Lofts of Washington University, the most recent student housing project, have achieved the highest level of LEED certification and become the first campus buildings to achieve platinum status.

Katie Marcus | News Editor

Students find hateful drawing on dorm room whiteboard

The Wayman Crow community woke up Wednesday morning to a racist drawing posted on a whiteboard outside a suite housing two black students in Nemerov House. The drawing included the names of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner alongside a phallic image.

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New preferred name policy launches pilot program

Through the combined efforts of several campus offices, a pilot program has been launched to allow students to use their preferred names in many more settings than are currently available, including class rosters, University emails and diplomas.

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Adjunct faculty vote to unionize

A close vote of 138-111 determined the future for adjunct professors at Washington University, who will move forward with the decision to unionize.

Noa Yadidi | Staff Reporter

2014: A year in review

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.

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