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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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Speaker describes humanitarian crisis and the struggle for life in Gaza

Ilana Feldman, a professor of Anthropology, History, and International Affairs at George Washington University, presented a talk on humanitarian danger and the struggles of Palestinian life in Gaza on March 27. 

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Interfaith Iftar bridges different religions over similar fasting practices and food

Students of various faiths filled Tisch Commons for the Interfaith Iftar, a dinner where Muslim students broke their fasts as student speakers discussed their faiths and fasting customs. Iftar, generally, is a fast-breaking meal during Ramadan.

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SU Senate votes for resolution calling for University to divest from Boeing

In a meeting attended by nearly 200 total students, Student Union (SU) Senate passed a resolution 15 to 5 with one abstention, via an unprecedented anonymous vote, calling on Washington University to divest from and cut professional ties with Boeing, March 19. 

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Palestinian Refugee describes life in Jenin Camp during JIMES event

Salwa Abu Ghali, a Palestinian refugee, described her experience living in the West Bank’s Jenin refugee camp during an event hosted by Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern studies (JIMES) professor, David Warren, on March 5.

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WashU students talk about the war in Sudan and genocide

Following the removal of authoritarian leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019, the recent conflict between warring militaristic factions the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) over control of Sudan has caused the deaths of over 12 thousand individuals. Additionally, the conflict has displaced more than 9 million others and remains a humanitarian crisis that threatens one of the world’s most politically complex regions. 

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Professor El Hadji Samba Amadou Diallo discusses Islamic history in Africa and America

Professor El Hadji Samba Amadou Diallo discussed Islamic history and Muslim narratives in Africa and America in a Black History Month event, Feb. 23. In his lecture, Diallo talked about the intersection of Islam and race in Africa and America, highlighting the Quran’s teachings on racial diversity and equality.

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Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. speaks to importance of interracial and interfaith connection 

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr., spoke about interfaith leadership and social justice as the keynote speaker of WashU’s Interfaith Week, Feb 8th. Moss drew on the scholarship of African American poets, businessmen, and pioneers, and the similarities between music and democracy. 

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WashU students join thousands at Palestinian Solidarity Protest in D.C.

More than 300,000 protestors, including multiple WashU students, marched through Washington D.C.’s Freedom Square on Jan. 13, marking almost 100 days since the Israel-Hamas war began. The event was organized and led by the American Muslim Task Force for Palestine, a group with the mission “of educating the public about Palestine’s rights of self-determination and […]

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Pokemon sex-jokes in Graham Chapel: SPB hosts Melissa Villaseñor and Ariel Elias in fall comedy show

Comedians Mellisa Villanseñor and Ariel Elias came to the Graham Chapel stage for the Student Programming Board’s (SPB) fall comedy show at Washington University, Nov. 28.

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