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.

| Senior News Editor

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.

| Editor-in-Chief

Princeton Review ranks WU 7th-best value

After ranking No. 7 on the Princeton Review’s list of “Best Value Private Colleges and Universities” in 2012, Washington University dropped out of the top 10 in the 2013 edition. The Princeton Review factors in academic quality, financial aid accessibility and “Tuition GPA,” or the real cost of college.

| News Editor

Green Action joins major rally on National Mall

On Sunday, 57 Washington University students bussed to Washington D.C. and joined thousands of other U.S. citizens urging political leaders to take a stand on environmental issues. The “Forward on Climate Rally,” organized by the Sierra Club, 350.

Wash. U. faces new year without definitive plan to handle fiscal cliff: Cuts would cost WU millions in federal funding

As the fiscal cliff looms over Capitol Hill, Chancellor Mark Wrighton and others have begun to worry that its detrimental effects may result in a significant loss of research funding at Washington University.

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U.S. News removes George Washington University from Best Colleges 2013 rankings

Washington University students who are upset when they are mistaken for attending George Washington University could become angrier now that GW’s national reputation has taken a hit. GW was removed from the 51st spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges of 2013” rankings after it was revealed that the Washington, D.C. university misreported data.

‘FOUR MORE YEARS’

The majority of Washington University students voted contrary to Missouri voters but in accord with the nation in re-electing Barack Obama to the office of United States President.

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McCaskill tops Akin for senate seat

Washington University holds on to 14th in national rankings

In U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities rankings for 2012-13, Washington University maintained the 14th-place ranking it held last year.

| Senior News Editor