Career fair to span 2 days, feature 130 employers

The Danforth Campus will be suited up for two days as over 130 employers attend the Fall Career Fair, which will take place on both Sept. 17 and 18 at the Mallinckrodt Center.

Alberto Farino | Contributing Reporter

WU professor talks major Pluto mission

Washington University professor and co-investigator on the science team in NASA’s New Horizons mission Bill McKinnon is excited to see what comes next for the project, which in July captured the best-quality images of Pluto to date.

Sam Seekings | Contributing Reporter

Sociology department builds from ground up, focuses on race relations in St. Louis

As hundreds of new students enter life at Washington University, an entire department of professors is learning the ins and outs of the University as well. The sociology department, re-formed this semester after a nearly 25-year hiatus, currently consists of three professors, all new or returning inhabitants of St. Louis: David Cunningham, Jake Rosenfeld and Adia Harvey Wingfield. Each has unique expectations for the department and for the University.

Ariel Kravitz | Contributing Reporter

New lit mag offers creative outlet, adds competition for existing Spires

English majors, writing minors and other students with an eye on Washington University’s literary scene have likely noticed the appearance of a new literary magazine accepting name suggestions, submissions and new staff members.

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Center for Diversity and Inclusion to offer student event funding

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, founded last school year, is launching some new initiatives, including a campaign offering funding for student initiatives with aligning goals.

Deborah Spencer | Staff Reporter

Car crashes into Nemerov Saturday a.m.

Just after midnight on Saturday morning, a student crashed his car into the second-story entrance to the Nemerov residence hall on the South 40.

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Olin Library displays archive of Ferguson documents, images

After over a year of archiving media related to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson last August, Olin Library is now displaying a variety of digital and physical artifacts in a collection called “Documenting Ferguson.”

Sam Seekings | Contributing Reporter

Student-run business begins first semester at Gregg storefronts

The Shopping Stop, Washington University’s newest student-run business, nestled between Wash U Wash and the Bear-y Sweet Shoppe, opened with the start of the academic year at the Gregg storefronts.

Jon Wingens and Sam Sherman | Contributing Reporters

First Year Reading Program adds writing assignment

In an effort to improve the quality of First Year Reading Program (FYRP) discussions, new students had to complete a mandatory writing assignment about the First Year Reading book on Blackboard.

Deborah Spencer | Staff Reporter

WU students hold silent demonstration for #BlackLivesMatter on first day of classes

On the unseasonably temperate first day of classes, students sat outside the Danforth University Center lounging on new Adirondack chairs enjoying the weather and catching up with friends. But just as the St. Louis community continues to face the effects of last August’s events in Ferguson, Washington University students continue to support the movements that followed.

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