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| Contributing Reporter

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance, a vigil honoring the lives of transgender individuals killed during the past year, will be hosted in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
In 2017 alone, at least 25 transgender people were killed in the U.S. All students are welcome to join the WashU Pride Alliance in honoring and mourning the victims.

Wrighton responds to federal tax plan

Chancellor Mark Wrighton has joined with fellow university leaders to express his concern about the federally proposed Tax Cuts and and Jobs Act, which moves to reduce tax rates and modify policies regarding the taxation of individuals and businesses.
In his letters to the U.S. Congress, Wrighton addressed portions of the bill that he believes could have negative effects on students, faculty and higher education institutions. A major point of Wrighton’s criticism is that the act will pose barriers to higher education access.
The bill passed through the House of Representatives on Nov. 16.

WU ranks seventh for best entrepreneurship program

Washington University secured spot No. 7 in Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 “Top Schools for Entrepreneurship” ranking.
The rankings are compiled based on 40 data points that are geared to distinguish the best learning spaces for entrepreneurs.
For its graduate program, Washington University was ranked No. 22.