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‘I feel great anticipation for what we’ll accomplish together in 2024’: Chancellor Martin delivers State of the University address

Chancellor Andrew Martin released his annual State of the University Address in a recorded video, March 7.
Martin spoke about the University’s progress in its “In St. Louis, for St. Louis” and “Here and Next” initiatives. He also addressed what he believes are the biggest challenges facing the WashU community, including freedom of speech and the overturning of affirmative action. 

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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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Israeli survivor of Oct. 7 attacks tells his family’s story 

Gal Cohen-Solal, an Israeli man who survived Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Kibbutz Re’im, spoke to community members about his family’s experience at an event hosted by Washington University Chabad, Feb. 19. 

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Students protest WashU professor’s continued employment amid sexual misconduct allegations

Students protested the continued employment of Washington University professor and Nobel Prize winner Philip Dybvig. Multiple former students alleged that he engaged in inappropriate conduct. The protest occurred outside Dybvig’s classroom, Jan. 16.

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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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Chancellor publishes statement on “free speech and responsibility”

Chancellor Andrew Martin published an online statement about free speech and responsibility amid community activism related to violence in Israel and in Palestine. Nov 29. 

In his statement, Martin condemned the phrase “from the river to the sea,” which elicited responses of support from those who say it is antisemitic and opposition from those who say it is a Palestinian liberation chant. 

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“It’s Been A Roller Coaster:” One year into ADHD medication shortages

The FDA declared a shortage of the ingredients used to produce Adderall on October 12, 2022. Since then, many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who take stimulant medications have experienced difficulty accessing their prescriptions. 

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Ari Joskowicz discusses Roma and Jewish history at Holocaust Memorial

Ari Joskowicz, author and Chair of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, reflected on Roma and Jewish history at an event titled “Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust,” the 2023 edition of the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture in Umrath Lounge, Nov. 15.

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A guide to the Fall 2023 Student Union Election

A guide to the Fall 2023 Student Union Election By Avi Holzman, Lily Taylor, Zach Trabitz, and Lewis Rand|Managing News Editor, Junior News Editors, and Staff Writer   Voting for the Student Union (SU) Fall 2023 Election will begin at 9:00PM on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and will close at 9:00PM on Nov. 16.    There […]

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Investigative-news journalists check out the new Ibby’s 

To the shock and horror of many excited first-years and returning students, Ibby’s was closed when Washington University returned for the 2023 school year. The restaurant was undergoing recently finished renovations, with a revamped space and menu. But what is it cooking up? What does it look like now? 

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