‘We’re the media’: Storytellers in Spin Alley

While viewers watched two of the most talked-about Americans strategize across the stage, I watched the people watching—the very people whose voices are now being cast throughout the world (think NBC, Buzzfeed, Al Jazeera, etc). I watched them process every second, exchanging glances, smirks and shakes of the head.

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New Missouri gun laws loosen restrictions, anti-gun violence initiative faces setbacks

Following the passage of recent Missouri gun legislation, Washington University—though a private campus with an anti-firearm policy—may see setbacks to the progress made by an anti-gun violence public health initiative led by Risa Zwerling Wrighton last year.

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WU moves down four spots in national university rankings

Washington University fell four spots—to 19th—in this year’s annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings list, which were released this month.

Scott Lu | Contributing Reporter

Lack of information leads to campus-wide confusion

For the third time since the end of March, an emergency notice alerted members of the Washington University community Wednesday about the presence of a weapon on University property. But while the previous two alerts notified about developing situations on the North and Medical Campuses, Wednesday’s concerned the Danforth Campus, home to all undergraduates and the majority of graduate students.

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Bon Appetit worker shot in forearm, campus on lockdown for over an hour

The Danforth Campus went on lockdown for over an hour yesterday after a shooting on Forsyth Boulevard left a Bon Appetit employee with a gunshot wound to her forearm.

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Wash. U. professor wins $32k over two days on ‘Jeopardy!’

[UPDATE: 11:20 p.m. Jan. 28] Professor Julie Singer took second place on “Jeopardy!” Tuesday, eliminating her from the competition but adding $2,000 to her total winnings over her two-day stint on the game show. Singer, who teaches French at Washington University, won $30,000 on Monday for the episode she actually filmed last November. [ORIGINAL POST:] […]

News in brief

The summer in brief

Obama budget proposal prioritizes research, education

President Barack Obama’s federal budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year shows that the president has heard the outcry of research institutions like Washington University suffering cutbacks from sequestration. But in the day since its announcement, the budget has already garnered opposition from both political parties.

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Gay marriage conversation stays limited to the web

In a matter of hours Tuesday, Facebook went red with signs of equality. The campus response to the gay marriage debate happening before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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