Thanks to a collaboration between the Danforth University Center and Dining Services, students can now continue caffeine consumption well after the DUC’s Servery and Cafe Bergson close with the addition of the “DUC & CUP” on-your-honor coffee program.
As part of the Social Justice Center’s monthly Java & Justice event, Thursday’s discussion focused on Islamophobia, freedom of speech and problematic media portrayals in recent weeks.
The Karp Family Quartet, a family of string players featuring Washington University senior Jonathan Karp, played its first complete quartet program in the Danforth University Center Tuesday night. The group is composed of Jonathan, his mother Margie, his father Benjamin and his younger brother Aaron.
Monday’s “The Prophetic Voice: A Time to Break the Silence” in Graham Chapel marked the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The event featured various student and faculty speakers, who focused heavily on the recent events in Ferguson and African-American relationships within the St. Louis area as well as on campus.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton has agreed to meet with student protest organizers about issues surrounding recent events in Ferguson next semester. This meeting with administrators was one of student protesters’ demands of the chancellor and Washington University. Despite this demand being met, on-campus protests have continued, including one this weekend at the December degree-candidate recognition ceremony.
Hundreds of students expanded the scope of protest activities on campus Thursday afternoon, including marching through Olin Library and protesting on the lawn of the chancellor’s residence.
A walkout that began with 70 people gathered outside Goldfarb Hall in protest of last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown culminated with over 300 people in the Danforth University Center protesting the decision.
Lines of students blocked the intersection of Forsyth and Skinker Boulevards for about 15 minutes Monday morning, protesting a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
On the first day of classes after Thanksgiving break, Washington University students continued to protest last week’s grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson with a pair of on-campus actions.
Students gathered Thursday night to remember and raise awareness for 43 students from Ayotzinapa Normal School who were kidnapped by local police and are now missing. Washington University students organized a vigil in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to bring together those concerned about the disappearances and upset by the Mexican government’s actions.