WU students hold silent demonstration for #BlackLivesMatter on first day of classes

On the unseasonably temperate first day of classes, students sat outside the Danforth University Center lounging on new Adirondack chairs enjoying the weather and catching up with friends. But just as the St. Louis community continues to face the effects of last August’s events in Ferguson, Washington University students continue to support the movements that followed.

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Thorp LinkedIn blog offers advice to candidates in administrative searches

Provost Holden Thorp decided to take on a different sort of project this summer—one that made use of his depth of experience working as an administrator in institutions of higher education.

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Olin enforces policy disallowing students from using pre-owned packets

Olin Business School students are now being required to purchase course packets for each class as part of a new practice designed to ensure students are properly equipped with the most recent material and to prevent copyright infringements.

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Washington University adopts medical amnesty protocol

In an attempt to encourage students to seek medical help for alcohol-related emergencies, Washington University has implemented a medical amnesty and active bystander protocol.

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Bo Burnham to headline fall comedy show

Bo Burnham, comedian and musician, will perform at the fall comedy show Sep. 9, Social Programming Board announced Wednesday night.

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Sociology department returns, brings together diverse fields

Monday will be the first day in nearly 25 years that students will have the opportunity to enroll in classes with the Department of Sociology.
In 1991 the Department of Sociology was disbanded at Washington University due to reasons disclosed by Claire Navarro, managing editor of A&S Magazine, including competing departmental priorities and even a physical altercation between a sociology chair and a graduate student.

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Pre-orientations offer scholarships, some see lower enrollment

This fall, some pre-orientation programs saw a decrease in enrollment—and therefore funding—but all received varying degrees of scholarship money for participants.
While scholarship programs allowed new students to participate in pre-orientation, budget cuts as a result of decreased enrollment meant that some programs—including the campus television station WUTV’s “As Seen on WUTV”—could not afford to put on scheduled programming.

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Poet laureate, WU alumnus passes away

William Jay Smith, a Washington University alumnus and former poet laureate, died last week at a hospital in Massachusetts. He was 97.
Smith, who was born in 1918, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1939, and a master’s in 1941, both in French literature. After serving in the Navy during World War II and continuing his studies as a Rhodes scholar, Smith was appointed the consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, serving from 1968 to 1970.

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Dining Services implements new Eco To-Go system, eliminates mozzarella sticks

Eggs, mozzarella sticks and hopefully disposable boxes: These are among the losses in the wake of Dining Services’ changes for the new academic year.
Dining Services has implemented changes to the Eco To-Go system and created a new system for salad bar and frozen yogurt purchases in an effort to reduce waste and address student concerns about flat-rate pricing.

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Fight for $15 continues

Although many students have been away from St. Louis for the summer, city officials have continued to advocate both for and against an increase in local minimum wage.
Throughout the spring, students, adjunct faculty members and other members of the St. Louis community held rallies and other events on campus to support the Fight for $15 movement, which calls for a $15 minimum wage. At an event on April 7, Washington University senior and social activist Danielle Blocker spoke of the importance of the Fight for $15.

Alex Siegman | Staff Reporter