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Pro-Palestine protesters block off Skinker Boulevard

A group of about 150 pro-Palestine protesters blocked off the intersection at Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway as part of a larger demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, May 3.  

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Year in review

Over the summer, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin released a statement to the Washington University community in response to the Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action at higher education institutions. Martin wrote that, while administrators will abide by the law, WashU’s commitment to diversity will remain the same.  Expanded dining options opened on campus with […]

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The aftermath of April 27: protesters denounce police response, administration condemns encampment, and students and faculty suspended

Protesters have spoken out against Washington University’s administration after the WashU Police Department (WUPD) carried out more than 100 arrests at a pro-Palestine encampment, with some calling the response unnecessarily violent, April 27.

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WashU’s 2024 seniors reflect on their modified high school graduations while looking forward to graduation and commencement

Washington University’s Class of 2024 experienced many disappointments during their senior year of high school due to cancellations because of COVID-19. They missed out on traditional milestones such as senior prom, senior trips, and graduation. For the students who did have graduations, they experienced modified versions with social distancing and masks obscuring their peers’ faces. 

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Over 100 arrests made during police crackdown on pro-Palestine encampment

Around 250 Washington University students and community members staged a pro-Palestine march from Forest park to Olin Library and set up an encampment just outside the library before moving it to the East End of campus, April 27.

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Police disband pro-Palestine protest and encampment during alumni weekend

As part of a pro-Palestine demonstration led by around 50 Washington University community members and St. Louis residents, a group of protestors set up an encampment that was shut down by WashU Police Department (WUPD), April 20.

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WILD moved indoors to Athletic Complex

Washington University’s spring Walk In Lay Down (WILD) will take place in the Athletic Complex (AC) instead of Mudd Field, a decision announced to students via email, April 23. 

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Joey Bada$$ set to headline Spring WILD 

Rapper Joey Bada$$ will be the headlining act at Spring WILD, which will take place on Mudd Field on Friday, April 26, per Washington University’s Social Programming Board (SPB), April 22.

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Three students suspended after protesting at admissions event 

Three Washington University students have been suspended by administration after participating in a pro-Palestine protest that disrupted a Bear Day event for admitted students on April 13. 

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ThurtenE Carnival shut down, final day canceled after multiple fights 

The final day of Washington University’s annual ThurtenE Carnival, Sunday, April 21, was canceled by the University administration due to crowd safety concerns after several fights broke out and the event was shut down on the evening of Saturday, April 20. 

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