Although this coming year lacks a central event equivalent to the debate to rein in Washington University students, that should not mark the end of students’ involvement within our campus community as the new semester unfolds.
Students and community members took advantage of America’s attention to demonstrate for a variety of issues as the nation’s eyes and news cameras turned to Washington University and the St. Louis area.
Despite an established protocol meant to only allow credentialed individuals and those with Washington University IDs on campus today, many non-approved individuals from the surrounding area arrived on campus Sunday morning without a security check.
A group of about 30 mostly white University City residents took part in a Black Lives Matter march around the Delmar Loop, stopping at the Chuck Berry statue outside of Fitz’s for a short rally on Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
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With national media setting up stages across campus, protestors already staging demonstrations and student groups pulling together debate-related programming—one institution is staying noticeably silent.
As Washington University gears up to host the Oct. 9 presidential debate, students have mixed feelings about the impact of having a debate on campus.
Though the political world never really sleeps, this election cycle has given new meaning to the phrase “political circus.”
In an effort to showcase the talents of the student body on the national stage, Art Council will fund a number of student-created installations on campus for next month’s presidential debate.
As a particularly controversial election season enters its homestretch, Washington University is preparing to play a major role in some of 2016’s history-making moments. Pulling off an event like this is no small feat, but as a five-time host, the University has a pretty good idea of what it takes—and what it offers to its students.