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SU referendum calling for divestment from Boeing fails 

A Washington University Student Union (SU) referendum to divest from Boeing failed to reach the required two-thirds of “yes” votes in order to pass, May 9. Out of 2,661 student voters, 61.59% voted in favor of the referendum, and the remaining 38.41% voted against. 

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One Last Column: Student Life Senior Via Poolos

When I came to Washington University, equipped with a dozen black cloth masks, packets of instant oatmeal, and a new nickname, I was unsure of a lot of things. Would I make friends? Would I get COVID? What about a fake ID? When you start college in the midst of a global pandemic, everything feels […]

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Your brain on circadian rhythm: WU lab explores links between light, sleep, and neurodegeneration

A Washington University neurology lab is working to understand how the brain works with our natural sleep-wake patterns — and what that could mean for progression and prevention of disease. 

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Dreading the lasts: Fontbonne community reckons with closure

With a little over a year left before the university closes and Washington University buys the 16-acre campus, the Fontbonne community must come to terms with a myriad of decisions: to transfer or stay? To retire or find a new position? To play sports at a new school, or stay for one last season?

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Washington University to buy Fontbonne University’s campus 

Washington University announced that it would purchase Fontbonne University’s campus, March 11. 

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Student Life Q&A with the Chancellor, 2024

Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin sat down for an interview with Student Life on March 5, nearly a year after his last Q&A in April 2023. Martin spoke about recent student activism on campus, the state of the endowment, the University’s recent and future property purchases, and where he buys his glasses.

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Elizabeth Kolbert talks climate change and the Sixth Extinction in Assembly Series lecture

Award-winning journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert spoke at Washington University about climate change and the extinction crisis, Feb 12. 

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University announces tuition increase for 2024-2025, largest in last decade 

Washington University students and parents were notified of a tuition increase for the 2024-2025 academic year on Feb. 1. The cost is a 4.5% increase from the current year, making it the highest tuition increase in the past 10 years. 

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WashU senior wins Rhodes Scholarship

On Nov. 11 — a Friday — senior Tori Harwell (they/she) was standing in a room full of Rhodes Scholar finalists in Chicago, waiting for the announcement of the two names that would be awarded the scholarship. It took a lot — of time, energy, and inspiration — for Harwell to be standing in that room. 

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Lessons from a brief stint of living alone

Let me preface: I have a distinct fear (likely enhanced by two shifts in quarantine housing freshman year) of living alone.

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