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

Low-income enrollment on the rise, still lags behind

Recent national media has criticized Washington University for its controversial “need-aware” admissions policies and low percentage of Pell Grant recipients, but administrators say that though they hope to increase that percentage, they are not able to do so immediately.

Stella Schindler | Contributing Reporter

Three students to bring OWN IT: Summit for Women’s Empowerment to campus next fall

A recent women’s empowerment conference organized by students at Georgetown University has inspired three Washington University students to bring the OWN IT Summit to St. Louis.

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Icona Pop to headline SLU concert, too

The day before WILD, Icona Pop will headline a concert just four miles to the east of the Danforth campus, at Saint Louis University. But Icona Pop is not the first artist to perform at other venues around St. Louis while also playing at Washington University.

Oliver Lazarus | Contributing Reporter

‘SNL’ star Kenan Thompson announced as fall comedian

Kenan Thompson, the actor and comedian best known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and Nickelodeon sketch comedy show “All That,” will be performing at Social Programming Board’s second fall comedy show on Nov. 6. SPB announced Thompson’s performance Tuesday night. Student response to the announcement seemed generally positive, with over 1,000 students listed […]

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Alpha Delta Phi hosts tuition panel, initiates discussion on SES in admissions

A panel intended to discuss undergraduate tuition took detours to touch on other hot-button issues such as socioeconomic diversity, community involvement and the role of campus facilities in the student experience.

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University announces Pulitzer Prize winner Friedman to give Founders Day address

Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will deliver this year’s Founder’s Day Student Address, the Washington University Alumni Association announced Wednesday.

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Students continue activism with ‘dead-in’ display in DUC

Dressed in black shirts, students fell to the floor, simulating the dead bodies of people of color shot by police officers as tour groups and students eating lunch in Tisch Commons looked on.

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