Gephardt Institute completes registration push, continues election-related programs

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and Wash U Votes—the team that chose which students groups would receive debate programming funds—went into this election season looking to defy the trend of college students not voting at Washington University.

Swetha Nakshatri | Contributing Reporter

University maintains political neutrality amidst debate fervor

With national media setting up stages across campus, protestors already staging demonstrations and student groups pulling together debate-related programming—one institution is staying noticeably silent.

| Editor-in-Chief

Inconveniences, political tensions lead to student ambivalence over debate

As Washington University gears up to host the Oct. 9 presidential debate, students have mixed feelings about the impact of having a debate on campus.

| Staff Reporter

Debate adjacent

As national media, politicians and protesters descend on Washington University’s new Sumers Recreation Center for the quadrennial ceremony of a presidential debate, a different kind of ceremony will be taking place just across the street. And while there are likely to be many dissenters among the debate-faring crowd, one lucky couple will hopefully have none.

| Senior Editor

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.

Eric Judson | Contributing Reporter

WU to host second presidential debate in 2016

Washington University will host a presidential debate on Oct. 9, 2016, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.

| Managing Editor

GOP panel discusses marriage equality

Three Republican panelists discussed topics such as banning anti-LGBT rhetoric from the 2016 election as well as the increasing trend in millennials within the Republican Party to support same-sex marriage.

| Staff Reporter

Political groups talk economy, education before the midterms

College Democrats and Republicans butted heads over economic policy but joined together to endorse candidates for Student Union Treasury at a Campus Crossfire debate event the night before midterm elections.

| Editor-in-Chief

Government bill ends shutdown, but concerns remain among researchers

As the federal government looks to rebound from a 16-day shutdown, Washington University officials remain anxious over how the crisis may continue to affect research funding. While the U.S.

| Senior News Editor

Students protest Bank of America for funding coal mining

Coughing dramatically and falling to the ground in front of a business school information session, around 35 Washington University students joined a national protest against Bank of America last week.

| Senior News Editor