We will probably never understand the Boston Marathon bomber’s motivation. The person or group responsible for the horrific bombings that killed three people and injured over 150 more will eventually be caught and will be asked the inevitable question: Why? Was it a political act? Was it a protest? Or was it the work of a pure sociopath?
Rising junior Gabby Reuveni was killed the morning of July 14 after being hit by a pickup truck during her morning run. According to a Pennsylvania State Police report, Reuveni was reportedly jogging along the shoulder of Route 507 in Palmyra Township, Penn. when a pickup truck driven by Philip Cise, 48, crossed the line [...]
Joe Paterno died on Sunday morning. There is a chance, however, that you heard about it on Saturday night, when many news organizations reported that Paterno had died many hours before he actually did. The original report came from Onward State, Pennsylvania State University’s independent student news blog, which tweeted the erroneous information.
The year started with the University’s largest-ever incoming class and the further transformation of the South 40.
The year began with the opening of the Danforth University Center, Washington University’s new LEED Gold-certiﬁed sustainable student center, and Seigle Hall, a new law and undergraduate building on the west end of campus. On the South 40, construction began on two new buildings, the new Wohl Center and new Umrath House.
The University will award five honorary degrees at the 150th Commencement on May 20. Elie Wiesel Commencement speaker and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel is the Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. He is best known for his book titled “Night,” which is a personal account of his own Holocaust experience.
This school year started with students protesting the Student Technology Fee rate hike. As the year progressed, tensions cooled as Student Technology Services backed off and wireless internet gradually became accessible around campus. October brought racism and other forms of discrimination to the forefront of campus as a student’s car was vandalized with a slur.
The 2009-2010 school year was filled with new campus developments, student activism and controversy, allowing Wash. U. students to make their mark on the events of the year.
Every year, Washington University students are given the opportunity to see academics, authors, activists and other renowned people speak as part of the Washington University Assembly Series. This year, the Assembly Series brought a wide range of speakers to campus.
In yet another student survey conducted by Washington University, Natural “Natty” Light was named Wash U’s most popular beverage. So far, no one has admitted to actually voting for that crap.