SU, SPB members express concern about WILD cancellation

Questions of transparency continue to dog Student Union Executive Officers in the wake of the governing body’s decision to cancel next fall’s WILD, with critics suggesting that Exec might be setting a precedent for long-lasting changes to the semesterly concert without first seeking student input.

| Senior Editor

Social Programming Board criticizes Student Union over fall WILD cancellation (UPDATED)

Social Programming Board, the organization responsible for planning the WILD concert each semester, released a statement Friday afternoon confirming the cancellation of next fall’s WILD and blaming Student Union Exec for the decision.

| Senior Editor

Senate passes resolution, starts petition to call for solar panel bids

In an effort to convince the University to expand the use of solar panels on campus, Student Union Senate passed a resolution and created a petition to display additional support for the clean energy option.

| News Editor

SU elections yield tie for last seat in Treasury

Although there were 11 open seats in this year’s Student Union fall elections, only 10 have been filled so far, despite a competitive ballot. The vote count to determine the winner of the last open spot—the candidate with the 11th most votes—was exactly equal for Treasury hopefuls freshman Kyle Jeter and sophomore Jonah Klein-Barton.

| Contributing Reporter

Student Union revamps ‘It’s On Us’ program, pledges to train 1/4 undergraduates in bystander intervention

Student Union has pledged to train one-fourth of undergraduates—approximately 2,000 students—in bystander intervention skills to address potential situations of sexual violence by the end of the academic year.

| Senior News Editor

Student Union forms PR committee to design, photograph for student groups

Student Union has formed a new committee meant to reach out to student organizations in need of help with publicity. The newly formed Student Union Public Relations Committee works with student organizations around campus to publicize their events through fliers, social media, photography and other methods of advertisement.

Jon Wingens | Contributing Reporter

SU, OWN IT aim to make Ellen Page speech free for students

Student Union Speaker Series’ most expensive speaker will be appearing at an event charging an entrance fee, but organizers and SU executives say they are working to ensure that Washington University students are able to hear Ellen Page’s speech free of charge.

| Staff Reporter

SU to bring diverse group of speakers to WU

Ellen Page, Jessica Williams and Eddie Huang are among seven speakers and a panel that Student Union allocated over $200,000 to after more than seven hours of debate.

| Contributing Reporter

Resolution to add SU president to board of trustees passes Senate

A resolution calling on the Washington University board of trustees to add the Student Union president to the board passed Student Union Senate unanimously on March 17.

| Staff Reporter

SU elections see lower turnout than fall; most candidates uncontested

Slates were eliminated from this year’s elections, so students had to individually decide to run for office. SU Exec had four uncontested positions, including president, while sophomore Mike Holtz ran against junior Hunter Malasky for vice president of administration, winning with 59.41 percent of the vote.

| Senior News Editor