Em McPhie

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WU voting rate for 2020 election up eight percentage points since last cycle, to record 71%

WU voter turnout rose 8.4 points between the 2016 and 2020 elections

| Managing Editor

‘On the order of hundreds of students’: WashU’s path to need-blind admissions 

For years, University administrators defended their decision to remain need-aware, citing other focuses and insufficient finances to adequately support students under a need-blind admissions policy.

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First amendment law professor decries Martin’s approach to free speech, citing “far greater harm” than flag removal

A prominent WU law professor criticized Chancellor Martin’s decisions addressing the removal of commemorative 9/11 flags from Mudd Field.

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Student groups condemn Islamophobia as College Republicans reiterates calls for Alkilani’s expulsion amid University’s silence on threats

Multiple students groups have condemned the Islamophobic comments and threats following senior Fadel Alkilani’s removal of the flags, while College Republicans have called for his expulsion.

and | Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

Letter from the editor: Clarifying comments on our reporting

Managing Editor Em McPhie clarifies comments from a recent episode of Editor’s Note which were brought up in a recent letter to the editor.

| Managing Editor

SU candidates discuss platforms, answer questions from WU community at forum

The forum, which took place one week before SU elections on March 30, covered topics ranging from accountability and transparency to the role of WUPD and Greek Life on campus.

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Student committee members and activists dissatisfied with WU public safety report

After Washington University’s public safety committee released its final report, many of campus’ student activists involved in its creation expressed disappointment in the limited scope of the recommendations.

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WU public safety committee releases report recommending removal of WUPD officers from mental health calls, increased measures for transparency and accountability

The committee, composed mainly of University students, staff and faculty, was formed in September 2020 as one of multiple initiatives announced by Chancellor Andrew Martin aimed at promoting racial equity on campus.

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WU to hold modified in-person commencement for classes of 2020 and 2021

Ceremonies will be held May 20–21 for the class of 2021 and May 30 for the class of 2020.

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‘He’s thinking about StudLife 24/7’: Matthew Friedman named Student Life editor-in-chief for 2021–2022

Junior Matthew Friedman’s appointment as editor-in-chief was announced by the Washington University Student Media Inc. board of directors at their annual gala held over Zoom, Feb. 12.

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