MSNBC “Live with Katy Tur”—one of the cable network’s afternoon news programs—filmed live outside the Danforth University Center at 1:00 p.m. yesterday. Student Life had the chance to sit down with Tur after the show and ask her a few questions about her time on campus and her thoughts on student voter engagement.
The filming, part of Tur’s “Battleground College Tour” of U.S. campuses ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, was originally supposed to take place at Clark University in Atlanta, but projected inclement weather from Hurricane Michael forced the show to find an alternate location, and Washington University stepped in.
Pro-life group Created Equal held a demonstration with large posters and pamphlet handouts at the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive Monday, Oct. 8. The posters, of which there were about seven, depicted graphic images of fetuses aborted during their first trimesters with the slogan, “Vote Anti-Abortion” written across them.
The tailgate will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end with kickoff at p.m. Given a larger-than-expected turnout at the last tailgate on Sept. 1, Student Union has decided to move the event from outside the Danforth University Center to a new, to be determined location with larger capacity.
Newman is currently chairman of Hackett Security Inc. and has served on the board of trustees since 1987. He will replace Craig D. Schnuck as chairman in June. Previously, Newman served on the Medical Finance Committee, the University Finance Committee and the Honorary Degree Committee.
Several state and local representatives will speak in Edison Courtyard as a part of the “All in WashU” event to promote voter registration and civic engagement Oct. 10, the last day to register to vote in the state of Missouri.
Washington University’s Planned Parenthood Generation Action and Title Mine organized a “Stop Kavanaugh” protest as part of the National Youth Day of Action Thursday, Oct. 4.
Washington University Graduate Workers Union held a second “Fight for $15” rally, chanting and marching through the Danforth University Center Thursday, Oct. 4.
21 professors from the Washington University School of Law signed a letter opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation.
The staff of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori White responded to the Umrath Hall floor GroupMe controversy in separate statements emailed to the student body Oct. 3 and 4, respectively.