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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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A look into digital-device use and misuse in the classroom

Washington University community members have noticed a rise in students’ use and misuse of their digital devices in the classroom, a trend which some attribute to the prolonged period of remote learning spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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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WU deemed “Better than Most” colleges in antisemitism Report Card

Washington University received a “B” grade, or “Better than Most” colleges in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) first-ever Campus Antisemitism Report Card, released on April 10. 

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Student Union hosts inauguration ceremony to swear in new representatives

Washington University’s Student Union (SU) held their annual inauguration ceremony to swear in newly-elected and re-elected senators, treasury representatives, and members of the Executive Council, April 11.

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Jewish Students form Pro-Palestine group, advocate for non-Zionist beliefs

Six Jewish students formed the Jewish Students for Palestine (JSP) group to practice their faith and advocate for their non-Zionist beliefs at Washington University, March 5.  JSP is the first Jewish organization at WashU to unite in support of Gazans since the start of the Israel-Hamas War. 

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Students stage second protest to demand Prof. Dybvig’s dismissal after sexual misconduct allegations

About thirty students protested outside Olin Professor Phillip Dybvig’s classroom in Simon Hall and demanded his termination following allegations of sexual misconduct against him in 2022 and 2023.

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Sam Fox study abroad students voice concerns about housing issues and administrative response

Participants in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts’ Florence Semester Program have experienced issues with their housing arrangements abroad, including strangers entering the student’s communal apartment, mold, a partial ceiling collapse, and bedbugs. 

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Annual Cabot-Zhang lecture reflects on U.S.–China healthcare collaborations

Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted three expert panelists, including former Missouri Governor Bob Holden, in an event entitled “Building the Future of Innovative Healthcare” on Jan. 30.

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University launches new drug-research company with up to $130 million in funding

Washington University and Deerfield Management, a New York healthcare investment firm, jointly announced the creation of their new drug-research and development company VeritaScience on Jan. 16.

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