Students ‘carry the weight’ to raise awareness of campus sexual assault

Carrying mattresses on their backs and pillows under their arms, a large group of students made their way across campus and into classes on Wednesday to raise awareness about sexual assault.

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Wash. U. ‘breaks bad’ with speaker R.J. Mitte

RJ Mitte, “Breaking Bad” supporting star, spoke to a full house at Graham Chapel Wednesday evening. Chosen by the Congress of the South 40 executive board as the speaker for Fall CS40 Week, Mitte delivered an emotional speech relating his experiences with overcoming disability to his acting career and the general attitude of Hollywood toward those with disabilities.

Katie Marcus | Staff Reporter

Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology

Students, faculty and community members crowded into a standing-room-only Anheuser-Busch Hall on Tuesday evening to listen to Eric Kandel, a neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Prize Winner, lecture about 1900s Modernist Vienna art and the neurobiological science of the mind.

Mindy Rosengarten | Contributing Reporter

Icona Pop leads panel on women’s empowerment before WILD

As opener Five Knives took the stage, Icona Pop led a panel discussion about women’s empowerment and leadership as a part of the Campus Consciousness Tour, which partnered with Social Programming Board for this year’s WILD.

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Ferguson Panel puts spotlight on local experiences

A panel on recent events in Ferguson—the first major event the Center for Diversity and Inclusion has sponsored since its grand opening—drew student praise for providing local residents’ perspectives on teenager Michael Brown’s death and the ensuing protests.

Mindy Rosengarten | Contributing reporter

Law school hosts ‘teach-in’ on Mike Brown case

After reviewing the unusual nature of the Mike Brown shooting case, two Washington University law professors concluded that the chances of Darren Wilson being brought up on federal charges for his role in the shooting were “slim to none.”
Their opinion was delivered Wednesday night to an audience of nearly 60 attendees, who were packed into a law school classroom for a “teach-in” discussing the grand jury’s potential decisions in the case.

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Low-income enrollment on the rise, still lags behind

Recent national media has criticized Washington University for its controversial “need-aware” admissions policies and low percentage of Pell Grant recipients, but administrators say that though they hope to increase that percentage, they are not able to do so immediately.

Stella Schindler | Contributing Reporter

Three students to bring OWN IT: Summit for Women’s Empowerment to campus next fall

A recent women’s empowerment conference organized by students at Georgetown University has inspired three Washington University students to bring the OWN IT Summit to St. Louis.

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Icona Pop to headline SLU concert, too

The day before WILD, Icona Pop will headline a concert just four miles to the east of the Danforth campus, at Saint Louis University. But Icona Pop is not the first artist to perform at other venues around St. Louis while also playing at Washington University.

Oliver Lazarus | Contributing Reporter

‘SNL’ star Kenan Thompson announced as fall comedian

Kenan Thompson, the actor and comedian best known for his roles on “Saturday Night Live” and Nickelodeon sketch comedy show “All That,” will be performing at Social Programming Board’s second fall comedy show on Nov. 6. SPB announced Thompson’s performance Tuesday night. Student response to the announcement seemed generally positive, with over 1,000 students listed […]

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