Students join local protests after grand jury announcement (updated)

Washington University students have been protesting with thousands of St. Louis residents since a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing teenager Michael Brown in August, with some being hit with tear gas and pepper spray and one being arrested.

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Treasury forum discusses group budgeting and deregistration

Student Union held a Treasury Engagement Session and Budget Allocation Discussion open to all students on Friday afternoon. Among the 22 attendees were the past and current budget committee chairs, Treasury representatives and representatives from various student groups on campus. Treasury officers discussed topics such as the 90 percent rule, newly implemented this semester, and the deregistration of SU-recognized groups, which Treasury voted on on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Mindy Rosengarten | Contributing Reporter

Wash. U. students hold vigil for the 43 students kidnapped in Mexico

Students gathered Thursday night to remember and raise awareness for 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School who were kidnapped by local police and are now missing. Washington University students organized a vigil in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to bring together those concerned about the disappearances and upset by the Mexican government’s actions.

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Mental health panel discusses issues of stigma, sensitivity

Student Union Senate and the Washington University chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms teamed up this week to present a panel on mental health and the language of mental health in everyday use.

Katie Marcus | Staff Reporter

Students to travel to Peru for U.N. Climate Change Conference

Four Washington University undergraduates and two graduate students will travel to Lima, Peru to attend the 2014 United Nations Climate Change conference between Dec. 1 and Dec. 12.

Noa Yadidi | Contributing Reporter

Delta Gamma speaker addresses diversity and leadership

Diversity and Social Justice Educator Jessica Pettitt spoke about avoiding burnout and sustaining efforts to effect change Wednesday night.

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Wash. U. professors begin literary journal

After several years of preparation, English professor Gerald Early and several other Washington University faculty members began a new literary journal this fall. Several years ago, Chancellor Mark Wrighton asked Early to start the journal, “The Common Reader,” as a way to better Washington University’s reputation, and Early gladly accepted.

Deborah Spencer | Contributing Reporter

Medics share skills, advice for safe protesting

Medics taught students the skills needed to prepare for a protest Monday night as the St. Louis community braces for the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case.

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Forum discusses tuition, financial aid

Washington University’s 3.6-percent tuition increase from the last academic year to this one was the lowest in 60 years, Barb Feiner, vice chancellor of finance and chief financial officer, said at Monday night’s Tuition Forum.

Sam Weien | Staff Reporter

Wrongful death suit against University centers on alleged negligence

The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges that the University was negligent in its treatment of drug cases on campus, putting students such as Soh in danger. Central to the suit is the family’s claim that after a series of drug investigations and violations among Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, of which Soh was a member, SAM members were not referred to criminal prosecution and were instead dealt with within the University’s own judicial system.

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