Panel draws campus attention to worldwide refugee crisis

Local experts explored the U.S.’s response to the four million Syrian refugees seeking asylum globally and Missouri’s low rate of passport issuance in a panel on the global refugee crisis.

Alberto Farino | Staff Reporter

WU/FUSED and SJC invite students to share stories on economic diversity

WU for Undergraduate Socio-Economic Diversity (WU/FUSED) and the Social Justice Center (SJC) hosted an event titled “Money Talks” to highlight socioeconomic issues on campus.

Jon Wingens | Contributing Reporter

WU Greek life speaks out about the Safe Campus Act

After gaining national attention for supporting a bill that many argue will discourage sexual assault victims from reporting their cases, both the North-American Interfraternity Conference and the National Panhellenic Conference reversed their stances.

Rachel Katzin | Contributing Reporter

Tuition forum talks financial aid, avoids discussion of adjunct compensation

Administrators discussed plans to increase need-based financial aid while remaining need-aware at Monday night’s Student Union tuition forum. Upper-level administrators presented information about tuition increases and socioeconomic diversity efforts before a question-and-answer session.

Sam Flaster | Staff Reporter

Senate passes resolution, starts petition to call for solar panel bids

In an effort to convince the University to expand the use of solar panels on campus, Student Union Senate passed a resolution and created a petition to display additional support for the clean energy option.

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Cartoonist, ‘Fun Home’ author Alison Bechdel draws full house

Best-selling author Alison Bechdel spoke about her creative process and life’s journey through art and writing Tuesday evening, which attracted over 250 attendees.

Alberto Farino | Contributing Reporter

Kweskin named new Chief Financial Officer

Amy Kweskin, current associate vice chancellor for finance and treasurer, has been named vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

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IFC adds fall open events to spring fraternity recruitment

Following the Interfraternity Council’s decision to add a week of open events in November to the spring recruitment process, 128 men have registered to participate in spring rush for fraternities.

Anna Lin-Schweitzer | Contributing Reporter

Trans* women of color panel concludes awareness week events

Panelists offered a diverse set of perspectives on being transgender, touching on issues from police brutality to the history and future of the trans* rights movement in the keynote panel of Wash U Pride Alliance’s Trans* Awareness Week.

Michaela Lange | Staff Reporter

Former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory director speaks

Astrophysicist Edward Stone spoke about the history of the Voyager project and the recent breakthrough of the Voyager 1 spacecraft into interstellar space.

Rachel Katzin | Contributing Reporter