A roundtable conversation with SPB’s newly-elected executive board

The Social Programming Board (SPB), a student-led organization that holds events like weekly Happy Hours, comedy shows and both the fall and spring WILD concerts, elected a new executive board to serve the student body from Oct. 2018 through Oct. 2019.

Aiden Blinn | News Editor

Vic Mensa cancels WILD performance, Tinashe booked as replacement

Tinashe will perform at fall WILD in place of previously-announced opener Vic Mensa, Social Programming Board released in a statement Sept. 26.

Aiden Blinn | News Editor

SPB to implement changes following controversy surrounding fall 2017 WILD

Social Programming Board plans to enact new changes to both its constitution and events after the controversy surrounding the choice of Lil Dicky as this semester’s WILD headliner.

Zachary Berman | Staff Reporter

‘The Eric Andre Show,’ ‘Broad City’ star to headline fall comedy show

Hannibal Buress, known for his work as both an actor and writer on “The Eric Andre Show,” and his role as Lincoln Rice in “Broad City,” will headline Social Programming Board’s annual fall comedy show on Oct. 18 in Graham Chapel.

Kathleen White | Contributing Reporter

Fall comedy show welcome change among lacking fall programming

Just as people were starting to ask whether Social Programming Board even remembered to book a fall comedy artist, the group announced that Hannibal Buress—absurdist comedian, provocateur and propagator of the Bill Cosby rape allegations—would be taking the Graham Chapel stage Oct. 18.

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Hannibal Buress to headline SPB fall comedy show

Hannibal Buress will headline this year’s Social Programming Board Fall Comedy Show, according to an announcement from SPB tonight.

Kathleen White | Contributing Reporter

Activists release letter condemning SPB, student body for Lil Dicky selection

A group of 16 students, many of them leaders in minority advocacy groups on campus, released an open letter Thursday condemning Social Programming Board, and the Washington University student body more generally, for the selection of white rapper Lil Dicky to headline this semester’s WILD.

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Social Programming Board: Allocate effectively or face extinction

If my voice is completely ignored by SPB, why should I have to pay the bill?

Mathew Wallace | Staff Writer

Alternative WILD to be held due to criticisms of Lil Dicky

In response to the divisive politics of this year’s WILD headliner, rapper Lil Dicky, an “Alternative WILD” will take place after a walk-out following the opening performance of hip-hop artist Lizzo.

Emma Baker | Contributing Reporter

SPB responds to WILD backlash, outlines plans to reform processes

The Social Programming Board executive board responded to backlash over the fall WILD lineup, apologizing for the complains brought against the WILD selection process and outlining steps to improve the procedure in a statement released Thursday, Sept. 27.

Aiden Blinn | Contributing Reporter