Students react to midterm elections

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won Missouri’s senatorial race over incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, and incumbent Democrat William Lacy Clay kept his seat in District 1—the Congressional District containing Washington University—at the midterm elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Missouri voters also passed a series of ballot initiatives, including legalizing medical marijuana, an overhaul to the state’s legislative redistricting process and an increase in the minimum wage.

Jayla Butler | Contributing Reporter

Students join countrywide protest for gun reform

The Washington University March for Our Lives club participated in Saturday’s March for Our Lives protest in downtown St. Louis after holding an on-campus rally and poster-making event Friday.

Aiden Blinn | Staff Reporter

Time’s Up, #MeToo movements shed light on national issues of sexual harassment, assault, continue to have impact into 2018

According to Dr. Amy Cislo, #MeToo ties in with the history of the feminist movement as a whole.

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‘A slap in the face:’ How the Republican tax bill would affect Wash. U.

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill which would implement taxes on earnings from university endowments in a heavily partisan 51-49 vote Saturday.

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Association of Latin American Students protests end of DACA program

The Association of Latin American Students organized a peaceful protest against the Trump Administration’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday, Sept. 22.

Jessica Bigley | Contributing Reporter

Blackout, DUC protest hosted in response to Stockley verdict

Washington University students hosted a protest in the Danforth University Center to denounce the recent Jason Stockley verdict, as well as police brutality toward black Americans more generally, Thursday, Sept. 21.

Aiden Blinn | Contributing Reporter

Protesters take to Loop after Stockley verdict

Protests broke out on the Delmar Loop Saturday following the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, while on duty in December 2011.

Sam Seekings, Chalaun Lomax and Olivia Szymanski | News Editors

Students, administration express anger, disappointment after Stockley verdict

Washington University students and faculty expressed a range of emotions Friday after Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, was found not guilty of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, in December 2011.

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Trump announces ban on transgender individuals from serving in military, WU community reacts

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will not permit individuals who identify as transgender to serve in the military — in a decision that will not impact University policy — Wednesday.

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WU faced with two lawsuits over its 403(b) retirement plan

Two lawsuits were filed alleging a breach of fiduciary law, causing excessive fees and millions of dollars of loss for its retirement plan participants, in June.

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