In 2021, we find ourselves where we were 20 years ago – unable to protest the ‘forever wars’ spawned by 9/11 without being labeled un-American.
When I see, as I saw just this past Saturday evening on a campground in rural Missouri, the flag being gently lowered from its pole and folded with great care, I am reminded of the sacrifices of previous generations to bring about “a more perfect Union.”
WashU has a shortage of dining staff. We need to treat the staff they have with kindness and understanding.
Washington University in St. Louis’ (along with that of local and national community members) treatment of an undergraduate student’s interrupted protest exemplifies the anti-Muslim sentiment that has dramatically increased these past 20 years since 9/11.
While there may be differing opinions on Fadel’s choice of protest, the subsequent Islamophobic and racist response to his protest was intolerable.
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is one of the most grueling places to be a Washington University student. It needs to better serve its students.
Trying to solve this equity issue by making a push to abolish closed note exams and failing grades in colleges nationwide will invariably fail, and for good reason. Just think: Although these policies may make our lives easier in the short run, would they really help our long-term future?
Nonetheless, Wash. U. has the capability to support and accommodate students in this defining moment in the school’s history. There are only a few weeks left in the semester: It’s now or never.
Addressing this problem requires us to attack the roots of academic integrity violations, namely archaic academic standards and student mental health.
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