Students filled Graham Chapel to see Laverne Cox deliver the keynote address for Trans* Awareness Week in one of the highest-turnout events Pride Alliance members say they have ever hosted. Cox, advocate and actress in “Orange is the New Black,” spoke about transgender issues as well as the intersectionality of her identities and how they have affected her life.
With celebrity headliner Laverne Cox slated to discuss her experiences as a transgender woman, the third annual Trans* Awareness Week, running from this past Monday to Saturday, promises to be bigger than ever.
The conflict in Syria has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals, including several people who play an active part in the Washington University community.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton pledged to admit more low-income students each year to increase student body diversity while also defending Washington University’s use of need-conscious admissions at the school’s annual tuition forum Monday.
Students no longer need to study abroad to benefit from the unique offerings of schools far from the landlocked state of Missouri.
After years of student complaints about lack of transparency in W.I.L.D. artist selection, Social Programming Board is using a survey to pick who will be headlining the school’s largest biannual concert.
Students hoping to get a closer look within their own heads may have the opportunity to do so. Treasury voted 9-5-0 Tuesday evening to provide Synapse $7,500 to bring to campus a large inflatable brain that students can walk through.
One by one, Muslim students and their peers passed the microphone to discuss past experiences with racism and Islamophobia. For many of them, these memories resurfaced when a Halloween photo of students costumed in military garb in what some argued was a depiction of Osama bin Laden, others as a stereotypical Muslim at gunpoint, surfaced on Facebook last Wednesday.
With the lights of Edison Theater dimmed, only a few things stood out: the steady laughter of the audience punctuated by moments of rapturous applause, the saturated colors bursting forth and energy pulsing as performers moved nimbly across the stage.
“Minor nudity was advertised, minor nudity achieved,” the mustachioed man announced as he walked out on the stage shirtless. “Drink it in.” Actor Nick Offerman, best known for his portrayal of libertarian, meat lover and woodworker Ron Swanson on the popular NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” spoke Sunday night at an almost filled to capacity Edison Theater.