Two weeks ago, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson announced a plan to reorganize city police districts. Following last year’s ballot initiative to return control of the municipal police department to city hands, Dotson was able to reduce the number of police districts from the state-mandated nine districts to what he feels is a more reasonable six.
A New York Times story examining college admissions policies sparked some controversy in late July when Washington University was specifically highlighted as a top university that struggled in recruiting students from low-income households, partially because of a need-conscious policy.
As we all return to the hustle and bustle of our academic careers following Fall Break, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: why did that feel so short? The answer is simple. Our Fall Break is exceptionally short compared to those of other universities.
Wash. U. students have long regarded W.I.L.D. as one of Washington University’s best party traditions. This August, the concert series received national recognition when it was named one of BuzzFeed’s “15 Insane College Parties That Will Make You Want To Transfer.” However, this year, Wash. U. appeared to be on a mission to make W.I.L.D. a mild experience.
On Friday, Oct. 11, Washington University and Pride Alliance celebrated National Coming Out Day with cake and button making. Not even two weeks before, on Oct.
Amreet Mohanty’s recent post on the “Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2015” Facebook group sparked widespread discussion on the state of mental health resources on campus. More than 60 students attended the Student Union Senate meeting last Tuesday, evidencing the student concern over Mohanty’s accusations of administrative negligence and abuse of power.
As a leading institution in research and academics, Washington University has become well-known for having brilliant professors and students both nationally and globally. While the University continues to spread its name, beautify the campus with renovations and constructions, and strengthen its programs, Wash. U.
It seems like very few of the students on campus were aware of, or at least talking about, the impending government shutdown before news of it hit social media at midnight on Tuesday. Then, it seemed as if the news was impossible to escape, with shutdown jokes and opinion articles flooding everyone’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Two weeks ago, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 217-210 to slash funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “food stamps,” by $39 billion over the next 10 years. A day later, the Wall Street Journal printed an editorial with the headline “Won’t Work for Food,” positioning the SNAP debate along classic cultural lines.
At the Olin Business School’s Career Fair and company presentations two weeks ago, the usual sights and sounds of well-dressed students learning about and pitching themselves to potential employers were interrupted by the coughing and shouting of individuals protesting Bank of America’s support and funding for mountaintop removal coal mining.