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Ineffectual meeting with chancellor fails to put end to sit-in

Students are continuing their sit-in under the Brookings Archway after Chancellor Mark Wrighton rejected their core demand to remove Greg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, from Washington University’s board of trustees Saturday.

Students sleep through a.m. tornado warnings

Although a tornado touched down in University City Wednesday night, many students slept through the early-morning alarms as their peers sought shelter. Many students woke up to tornado sirens around 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning, but the Washington University Emergency Notification System otherwise only alerted students about the tornado warning via email.

Students displeased with University response to Mosaic Project survey results

When campus climate survey results were announced at a forum on Monday, many students were neither surprised by the results nor impressed with Washington University’s response to them.

Changes coming to 2016 SAT exam to have minimal effect on prospective students, according to admissions office

Changes are coming to the SAT—but not, it seems, to the Washington University admissions process. At the beginning of March, the College Board announced a variety of changes to the SAT as a response to criticisms from teachers, parents and students.

Staudt new School of Law dean

Nancy Staudt will be the next dean of Washington University’s School of Law, the University announced Monday. Staudt was a professor at the University from 2000-06 and is currently a vice dean at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Her appointment followed a six-month nationwide search.

Faculty opinion divided on online education group Semester Online

After a yearlong trial, Washington University faculty remain divided over offering online classes. About 150 faculty members filled Wilson 214 during Friday’s faculty meeting to debate whether to pass a resolution to continue working with the online education platform Semester Online, the for-profit business that currently runs the program.

Zach Kram named Student Life 2014-15 editor-in-chief

A self-proclaimed sports fanatic known by his colleagues for his sarcastic wit and tough-love personality, sophomore Zach Kram has been named editor-in-chief of Student Life for the 2014-15 academic year. His appointment was announced at Friday’s annual banquet of Washington University Student Media Inc. whose board of directors oversees Student Life.

Mr. Wrighton goes to Washington

Though he was disappointed President Barack Obama didn’t find time to shake his hand, Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s audience with the leader of the free world was not a complete loss.

Students irritated by next tuition increase

Though tuition has been steadily increasing every year in memory, students are still frustrated with the administration’s low prioritization of affordability.

University considers eliminating reading week to settle long-term concerns

The impossible task of finding a seat in Olin Library during reading week may soon be no more. Longstanding issues with teachers giving final exams outside of their assigned slots, causing scheduling snafus and substantial student stress, has led Washington University to consider changes to the finals week schedule—one proposal being the elimination of reading week.

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