Matthew Friedman

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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.

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WU condemns removal of 9/11 commemorative flags as SU vice president Alkilani defends actions amid calls for disciplinary measures

The condemnation came as the president of the College Republicans called for Alkilani’s expulsion from the University or other punishment and as national conservative media outlets have picked up the story.

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Wrighton to serve as George Washington University interim president

Wrighton was Washington University’s highest-paid employee during the year ending in June 2020, reporting over $2.8 million in compensation according to the University’s form 990, and will take a sabbatical while leading GWU, Washington University announced in The Source Friday afternoon.

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Updates to our About page for the fall 2021 semester

With the start of Washington University’s fall semester this week, the StudLife editor-in-chief informs readers of some updates to the paper.

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Remembering Max Bernstein, class of 2019

Max was a Creve Coeur, Mo., local who was involved in the University’s water polo team, pre-medical professional fraternity and multiple research endeavors.

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More like normal, but with masks: What to know from the fall plan

The announcement ushers in the start of a school year that will look more like pre-pandemic college, with predominantly in-person classes and no plans for surveillance testing.

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WU reinstates indoor mask requirement

The move comes as St. Louis city and county became some of the first local governments in the nation to bring back mask mandates for indoor public spaces.

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WUPD finds no weapon after shelter-in-place in response to report of armed person on East End

The University did not fully clarify that information in the 5:46 p.m. security memo sent after the University instructed community members to shelter in place for almost an hour. 

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University issues “all-clear” after investigating report of a person with a gun on the East End

The all-clear alert said community members could resume normal activity.

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