Students ‘carry the weight’ to raise awareness of campus sexual assault

Carrying mattresses on their backs and pillows under their arms, a large group of students made their way across campus and into classes on Wednesday to raise awareness about sexual assault.

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Wash. U. ‘breaks bad’ with speaker R.J. Mitte

RJ Mitte, “Breaking Bad” supporting star, spoke to a full house at Graham Chapel Wednesday evening. Chosen by the Congress of the South 40 executive board as the speaker for Fall CS40 Week, Mitte delivered an emotional speech relating his experiences with overcoming disability to his acting career and the general attitude of Hollywood toward those with disabilities.

Katie Marcus | Staff Reporter

Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology

Students, faculty and community members crowded into a standing-room-only Anheuser-Busch Hall on Tuesday evening to listen to Eric Kandel, a neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize Winner, lecture about 1900s Modernist Vienna art and the neurobiological science of the mind.

Mindy Rosengarten | Contributing Reporter

Report shows increase in forcible sex offenses on campus

A 150-percent increase in forcible sex offenses between 2012 and 2013 and the addition of new categories in dating and domestic violence and stalking stood out in Washington University’s crime statistics published in the 2013 Clery Report.

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University hopes to sustain size of freshman class in expansion

Bigger may be better for Washington University: administrators recently revealed plans to admit classes the size of this year’s 1,765-member freshman class for the next several years until the undergraduate population reaches a total enrollment of 7,000.

Noa Yadidi | Contributing Reporter

Icona Pop leads panel on women’s empowerment before WILD

As opener Five Knives took the stage, Icona Pop led a panel discussion about women’s empowerment and leadership as a part of the Campus Consciousness Tour, which partnered with Social Programming Board for this year’s WILD.

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Assembly Series speaker discusses ‘culture wars,’ modern partisan politics

Students at Stephen Prothero’s Assembly Series lecture on Thursday dove into the chasm of culture wars and partisan divisions in American politics.

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Ferguson Panel puts spotlight on local experiences

A panel on recent events in Ferguson—the first major event the Center for Diversity and Inclusion has sponsored since its grand opening—drew student praise for providing local residents’ perspectives on teenager Michael Brown’s death and the ensuing protests.

Mindy Rosengarten | Contributing reporter

Law school hosts ‘teach-in’ on Mike Brown case

After reviewing the unusual nature of the Mike Brown shooting case, two Washington University law professors concluded that the chances of Darren Wilson being brought up on federal charges for his role in the shooting were “slim to none.”
Their opinion was delivered Wednesday night to an audience of nearly 60 attendees, who were packed into a law school classroom for a “teach-in” discussing the grand jury’s potential decisions in the case.

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Wash. U. a cappella group auditions for ‘The Sing-Off’

The Mosaic Whispers, Washington University’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, may be coming to live television.

Katelyn Mae Petrin | Contributing Reporter