William Cobbins, the man convicted of kidnapping a Washington University law student from a campus garage at knifepoint and forcing her to withdraw money from ATMs, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. On Aug.
Members of a freshman floor grapple with issues like marijuana, Adderall, roommate struggles and pressure to join specific cultural groups—all the while preparing for an impending General Chemistry exam—in “Freshman Dis-Orientation,” a drama performed in the basement of Mallinckrodt Center.
Funding for the federal Title VIII grant program, which would have helped fund any Washington University students interested in doing research on Eastern Europe, has been eliminated. Title VIII, established during the Cold War to encourage research that would benefit the government, offered grants to scholars involved in Eastern European and Eurasian studies.
At least President Obama has heard of Washington University. Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University, was officially sworn into the National Council on the Humanities (NCH) on Nov. 14. Early, along with the four other new additions to the council, were nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by Congress.
Student Technology Services will be upgrading Wi-Fi in six residential halls over winter break. The move, in response to student complaints, is part of a long-term plan to bring the entire Danforth Campus up to wustl-2.0, the school’s fastest wireless Internet provider.
A workshop Thursday night brought students and St. Louis community members together to discuss nonviolent protests, their historical role on campus and broader applicability.
Washington University might offer its students almost every service imaginable, but until recently, those services have not extended as far as getting students home for the holidays.
[UPDATED 12/10 10:00 p.m] CORRECTION APPENDED BELOW. At the third open discussion on socioeconomic diversity in two weeks, administrators had no trouble responding to student questions on everything from scholarships to endowment spending—until one student asked about recruiting from urban areas. Provost Holden Thorp and Vice Chancellor for Admissions John Berg said they have no [...]
A Mallinckrodt Center Subway employee says a four-minute-late order and payment dispute led to a customer throwing his unopened beverage at her shoulder. The Washington University Police Department is continuing to investigate the alleged altercation between a campus employee and Subway cashier over an order.
Although the 75 biker-pedestrian courtesy signs that have dotted campus for the past two weeks will be gone before the weekend, they are only the first part of an ongoing Washington University initiative to make campus paths safer.