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Q&A with the incoming Editors-in-Chief

Student Life sat down with the incoming Editors-in-Chiefs to talk briefly about their thoughts on journalism and their goals for the upcoming year. Nina Giraldo (NG) formerly served as Senior News Editor and Avi Holzman (AH) formerly served as Managing News Editor. Their tenure started on April 1.

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Students evacuate Olin Library, police investigation finds no threat

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) evacuated Olin Library, Bauer Hall, and Simon Hall at around 10:10 a.m. this morning, after receiving a phone call at 9:40 a.m. where an unknown individual made a threat. The University informed community members that only Olin Library was affected by the threat at 11:20 a.m. via phone call and text. 

After a two-and-a-half hour investigation including local police departments, WUPD notified community members that they completed their investigation of a potential threat to Olin Library and found no threat. In an email, the University said that students could return to the building and normal library activities would resume. 

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MeToo WashU elicits mixed reactions after statements about Israel-Gaza conflict

MeToo WashU, an advocacy Instagram account for survivors of sexual violence, has become a microcosm of the larger tensions on campus around Israel and Palestine following two posts published on its account, Nov. 29 and Dec. 11. 

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Protesters call for cease-fire, divestment from Boeing

About 55 community members protested Washington University’s investments in Boeing on Mudd Field, and urged the St. Louis County Council to call for a cease-fire to the Israel-Hamas war, Jan. 23. 

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Icy conditions shut down most campus activity

Due to icy conditions in St. Louis, all classes and student activities on Monday, Jan. 22 are virtual. Most dining locations are closed on campus or have modified hours, and the Sumers Recreation Center and the South 40 gym will be closed all day.

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“Free, free Palestine:” Protestors call for Chancellor to condemn Islamophobia, divest from Boeing

About 70 community members, mainly students, attended a protest calling for Chancellor Andrew Martin to make a statement on violence in Gaza, condemn Islamophobia, and cut Washington University’s financial ties with Boeing, Dec. 7.

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NYT columnist David Brooks delivers book talk on deepening human connection

New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered a lecture about how to strengthen interpersonal relationships titled, “How to Know a Person” at Washington University, Oct. 30. 

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Sam Fox grapples with AI changing the creative landscape

While people quickly integrated word-based generative artificial intelligence (AI) bots into their daily work and philosophical discussions about work, similar technology is raising major ethical and technical questions for academics and students involved in the art world.

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University offering resources and support — not policies — for AI in the classroom

This Fall Semester is slated to be one of trial and error for how generative AI, technology that mimics human-generated content, fits into education. Washington University has not implemented universal policies surrounding the use of AI technology, leaving it up to individual professors to decide how much to engage with it or limit its use. 

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Faculty implements range of guidelines to address AI’s effect on academic integrity

This is the first full academic year for professors and students to contend with the academic integrity implications of generative AI.

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