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New lock system installed in Zetcher House elicits mixed reactions from students

Zetcher House became the first dorm on campus to install the Homebase lock system, which unlocks suite and room doors via an app instead of a key card. 

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Choreographer Léna Blou gives a class and lecture on Guadeloupean Gwo-ka dance during visit

Léna Blou, choreographer, dancer, and educator, paid a visit to Washington University to give a class on the Guadeloupean Gwo-ka dance and a lecture titled “Performing the Political,” leaving encouraging remarks for students who love dancing to continue their artistic pursuit, April 19.

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Actress Brenda Song speaks about career, life after Disney Channel

Actress Brenda Song spoke about her life and career in the entertainment industry during a conversation in Graham Chapel sponsored by the Student Union’s Social Programming Board in collaboration with the Asian Multicultural Council, April 10.

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Pritzker-winning architect Francis Kéré discusses his work and inspires students in lecture

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the first African laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, presented his architectural works and encouraged students to use their education for positive change when he spoke as part of Sam Fox School’s Public Lecture Series, April 1. 

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SU Senate meets for the second to last time this semester

Committees of Student Union (SU) Senate held further discussions of their projects during their meeting on March 7, specifically postponing the add/drop deadline and attaining greater access to safe sex supplies on campus, March 28. More than 20 senators were present at the meeting.

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Civil Rights activist Michelle Alexander discusses structural racism

Michelle Alexander, author, lawyer, and prominent civil rights scholar, spoke to Washington University and St. Louis community members about racial segregation, mass incarceration, and policing during a conversation sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Feb 28.

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University holds conversation on Critical Race Theory with Kevin Brown

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion hosted a conversation with University of South Carolina Law professor, Kevin Brown, one of the original developers of Critical Race Theory, on Friday, Feb. 10, to celebrate Black History Month.

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Weekly SU Senate meeting includes updates from WUPD

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) Chief of Police Angela Coonce presented for the Student Union (SU) Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 14, giving an overview of WUPD procedural practices and upcoming projects. 

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Americanist scholars discuss progressive activism in St. Louis

The University’s American Culture Studies program hosted an Americanist Dinner Forum on Zoom titled “Introducing ‘Left in the Midwest: St. Louis Progressive Activism in the 1960s and 1970s.’”

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International students’ attitudes toward masking: individual choice versus cultural upbringing

In the U.S., there is a common perception that individuals from collectivist cultures, or cultures that value the interests and the importance of the community over those of each individual, are more inclined to wear masks.

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