The 1904 St. Louis Olympics were exploitative, dangerous, drawn-out, poorly planned and incredibly ridiculous.
Protests erupted at major airports across the country over the weekend after an executive order signed by President Donald Trump Friday barred people traveling from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Now, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 12.4 percent of this year’s freshman class, the class of 2020, is black. That number ties the University for first place—with Columbia University—among top-ranked research universities.
The Office of Residential Life announced that three off-campus apartments previously offered by Washington University for student housing would not be available in the coming academic year via email on Friday.
Following early morning concerns about security on campus, police and security forces were posted at most campus entrances to check identification and credentials, but bolstered security presence and barricades did not prove entirely effective come post-debate.
While the vast majority of Washington University students watched Sunday night’s presidential debate on TV like the rest of the nation, 352 students were selected to be part of the audience watching Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Despite an established protocol meant to only allow credentialed individuals and those with Washington University IDs on campus today, many non-approved individuals from the surrounding area arrived on campus Sunday morning without a security check.
As national media, politicians and protesters descend on Washington University’s new Sumers Recreation Center for the quadrennial ceremony of a presidential debate, a different kind of ceremony will be taking place just across the street. And while there are likely to be many dissenters among the debate-faring crowd, one lucky couple will hopefully have none.
The class of 2020 will rank near the top in terms of both racial and socioeconomic diversity—numbers unparalleled in Washington University’s history.
St. Louis 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French has a long history on Twitter (@AntonioFrench). He was an early adopter of the social media platform, early enough that when he convinced his then-girlfriend to join, she got her first name as her handle.
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