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Pro-Palestine protesters block off Skinker Boulevard

A group of about 150 pro-Palestine protesters blocked off the intersection at Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway as part of a larger demonstration calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, May 3.  

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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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SU Senate releases letter alleging administration tried to block pro-Palestine resolution; opinions within SU divided

A majority of Student Union (SU) senators have signed a letter alleging that Washington University administrators have attempted to block Senate from meeting to pass a pro-Palestine resolution, leading other SU members to call for more transparency and communication in the organization, May 1. 

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The aftermath of April 27: protesters denounce police response, administration condemns encampment, and students and faculty suspended

Protesters have spoken out against Washington University’s administration after the WashU Police Department (WUPD) carried out more than 100 arrests at a pro-Palestine encampment, with some calling the response unnecessarily violent, April 27.

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WashU’s 2024 seniors reflect on their modified high school graduations while looking forward to graduation and commencement

Washington University’s Class of 2024 experienced many disappointments during their senior year of high school due to cancellations because of COVID-19. They missed out on traditional milestones such as senior prom, senior trips, and graduation. For the students who did have graduations, they experienced modified versions with social distancing and masks obscuring their peers’ faces. 

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Over 100 arrests made during police crackdown on pro-Palestine encampment

Around 250 Washington University students and community members staged a pro-Palestine march from Forest park to Olin Library and set up an encampment just outside the library before moving it to the East End of campus, April 27.

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WILD undergraduate attendance capped at 3,000

Washington University’s Spring WILD (Walk In, Lay Down) attendance has been capped at 3,000 for undergraduates, following an announcement that it will be held in the Athletic Center’s Fieldhouse.

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WashU to begin free English-language classes for refugees

Washington University is launching Empower, a 26-week program to help refugees develop English language skills and general professional abilities. 

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From pizza restaurants to Wall Street banking

When my friends Talia Zakalik, Sophia Bukowski, and Izzy Borah were trying to save a squirrel from a pipe, they found a student ID in the bush. Labeled from 1996, it read “Aman Boyd”, and besides some scratches and dirt stains, it was relatively unharmed. I thought this would be a really cool interview for my Creative Nonfiction class, where we had to interview someone, and asked to meet up with him.

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Icy conditions shut down most campus activity

Due to icy conditions in St. Louis, all classes and student activities on Monday, Jan. 22 are virtual. Most dining locations are closed on campus or have modified hours, and the Sumers Recreation Center and the South 40 gym will be closed all day.

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