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Year in review

Over the summer, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin released a statement to the Washington University community in response to the Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action at higher education institutions. Martin wrote that, while administrators will abide by the law, WashU’s commitment to diversity will remain the same.  Expanded dining options opened on campus with […]

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College Democrats and Republicans talk abortion, gun violence, climate change, and foreign policy

The Washington University College Democrats and WashU College Republicans (WUCR) debated abortion, gun violence, climate change, the Israel-Hamas war, and the Russia-Ukraine war in their semesterly Campus Crossfire in Tisch Commons, April 24. 

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Three juniors awarded Goldwater Scholarship for scientific research

Juniors Aidan Li, Makenna Fluegel, and Sean Wang were selected for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship — an annual $7,500 scholarship awarded to 438 undergraduates nationwide that recognizes exceptional undergraduates planning to pursue a PhD in science, math, or engineering — April 5.

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Police disband pro-Palestine protest and encampment during alumni weekend

As part of a pro-Palestine demonstration led by around 50 Washington University community members and St. Louis residents, a group of protestors set up an encampment that was shut down by WashU Police Department (WUPD), April 20.

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SU reviews new Student Code of Conduct

As part of a conversation about student conduct, Associate Dean of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Nicole Gore, presented a new iteration of the Student Code of Conduct at the last Student Union (SU) joint session of the semester, April 9.

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Speaker of Senate to remain in role after special recall election

Sophomore Sonal Churiwal will remain the Speaker of Student Union (SU) Senate after receiving 53.12% of the vote to keep her seat in a specially held recall election with high voter turnout from students, April 10. 

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Chancellor Martin and USC Law Professor teach free speech course

Chancellor Andrew Martin and Lee Epstein, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, jointly taught a two-day lecture class that focused on the history and significance of freedom of expression on college campuses, March 29 and 30.  The course was first taught in 2020 and is now an 100-seat 1-credit class with […]

Senate passes dining workers’ rights resolution and organizes Jewish-Muslim roundtable

Student Union (SU) Senate passed a resolution advocating for dining workers’ rights and discussed a potential roundtable among Jewish and Muslim student organizations to determine considered harmful speech, April 2.

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Assistant attorney general speaks on his rise in the DOJ

Carlos Felipe Uriarte, assistant attorney general of the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) under Merrick Garland and alum from the Class of 2002, spoke at Washington University School of Law regarding his education and his role in the federal government, Feb. 26. 

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An update on free menstrual product programs on campus

Three years after Washington University rolled out programs to increase student access to period hygiene products, both students and administrators are pushing for increased awareness surrounding menstrual issues and access.  

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