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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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Muslim Student Association’s Eid Banquet takes place during police response to pro-Palestine protests

Washington University’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosted its annual Eid dinner in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum to celebrate the year’s end, which took place from 6-9 p.m. on April 27. The event took place in view of the pro-Palestine protest and encampment and the ensuing arrests on the East End of campus. 

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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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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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The Graduate Center hosts events for Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

The Graduate Center (TGC) at Washington University has planned a slate of events to celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, including raffles, guided meditation, and a pizza lunch, April 1 to 5. 

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EIC of The Conversation, France explores the impact of collaborative journalism on academia

Washington University hosted Didier Pourquery, Editor-In-Chief of The Conversation, France, in Olin Library, March 26. He spoke about the need for a collaborative news outlet such as The Conversation and his plans to engage younger audiences with journalism.  

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Clark-Fox Policy Institute: Paid leave is vital for families and economic well-being

The Brown School at Washington University’s Clark-Fox Policy Institute hosted a virtual panel  discussion on Zoom about the importance of paid leave for families, Feb. 28. The event was titled “Supporting Working Parents: Family Friendly Business Policies” and featured five panelists from organizations in the St. Louis area, including a panelist from the City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office.

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Changes to dining over break negatively impact dining employees

Washington University’s dining services underwent a number of changes over winter break that many dining workers have said were not communicated well and made their work more difficult. The changes included an unexpected shift rebidding process and alterations to workers’ job descriptions.

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A&S Office of Graduate Studies hosts inaugural Black History Month Kick-Off Event 

The College of Arts & Sciences Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) hosted a kick-off event to celebrate the start of Black History Month from 7-9 p.m. in Tisch Commons, Feb. 1. This is the first time that Washington University has held an event recognizing the start of Black History Month.

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Professors Loomis and Daschbach deliver Last Lecture on their learning philosophy

Chemistry professors Richard Loomis and Megan Daschbach delivered this semester’s Last Lecture, a semesterly series where professors give a lecture as if it is their last one ever.

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