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Autism awareness panel discusses spectrum disorders and inclusion

Halfway through National Autism Awareness Month, Washington University’s The Night Off Program sponsored a panel discussion on Tuesday that focused on inclusion for students on the autism spectrum.

ThurtenE mixes nostalgia with modern tech

Although this year’s ThurtenE theme centered on the past and nostalgia of the event, the carnival saw new developments, with ThurtenE Honorary releasing a mobile app to guide visitors. This year’s theme, “Endless Discovery: Explore the Tradition,” was intended to remind attendees of the history behind the oldest student-run carnival—or, as it was once known, “Younivee Surrkuss”—in the country. Although the honorary ordinarily hands out advertisement books, it introduced a smartphone application for 2014’s carnival.

‘Grab a Duck’ event fosters new student interactions

A fleet of colorful rubber ducks floated in an inflatable kiddie pool outside the Danforth University Center Friday, inviting curious passers-by to step in. This project, entitled “Grab a Duck. Make a Friend!,” is a new community-building initiative spearheaded by seniors Michael Liu and Victoria Wang in an effort to encourage students to meet new people.

Brookings sit-in urges WU to cut ties with Peabody

Cradling bowls of homemade chili in their laps as the sun set behind Ridgley Hall, about two dozen students seated in a circle took turns explaining why they were fighting to dissolve Washington University’s ties with Peabody Energy.

Despite University opposition, students offer Palestinian-American poet public venue

Though the International and Area Studies (IAS) department tried to prevent him from addressing the public, Palestinian-American slam poet Remi Kanazi nevertheless performed at an open “solidarity” slam Wednesday night.

Despite delays, Sex Week delivers love advice

The Student Health Advisory Committee was forced to push back Sex Week from its ordinary time during Valentine’s Week into early April after confusion surrounding keynote speakers’ availability, but the week turned out much better than had been earlier anticipated.

Carnaval features serious skit, sparse crowds at matinee show

Although the new Saturday afternoon show did not see as high a turnout as anticipated, students enjoyed the colorful and energetic performances of the 15th annual Carnaval this weekend.

‘Groucho Marx Appreciation Club’ covers Clocktower, anonymously hosts event

On Friday at 1 p.m. in the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Butterfly Garden, approximately 20 confused students met for the first time after following the cryptic instructions left on covered Washington University icons: the South 40’s Clocktower and the statue of George Washington outside of the Olin library. With strange questions like “Where are you going?

Childish Gambino announced as featured artist for spring W.I.L.D.

The Social Programming Board has announced that rap artist Childish Gambino will be headlining spring W.I.L.D. on Friday, April 25. Childish Gambino is the stage name of actor and comedian Donald Glover. As an actor, Glover is best known for his role as Troy Barnes on the show “Community.

Tony La Russa named commencement speaker

Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been named the 2014 commencement address speaker, Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced at the senior class toast Monday. La Russa is the third-winningest manager in Major League Baseball history and led the Cardinals to two World Series championships in his 16 seasons with the club.

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