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COVID Housing Overwhelmed as Cases Spike

This semester saw the highest COVID rates on campus since the pandemic began, which led the University to put students in overflow isolation housing.

and | Junior News Editors

Rally for Reproductive Rights Pressures University to Take Official Stance on Abortion

On May 6, members of the Washington University community gathered in Brookings Quad to protest the draft leaked by the Supreme Court suggesting that the court could be planning to overturn Roe v. Wade. The motivation behind the rally was to “call on the University to take a stand in support of abortion rights and against Missouri’s trigger ban.” 

| Managing Scene Editor

‘I felt like my safety didn’t matter’: One resident advisor’s story of how Residential Life failed her 

When former WashU RA Alyssa Ashford experienced harassment from two of her residents, she got little follow-up from Residential Life. “ResLife in general thinks that RAs are disposable,” she said. “That’s how they treated us.” This is Alyssa’s story.

WU admits 3,600 students, record-low 10% of applicants, to Class of 2026

Wash U class of 2026 boasts a record-low acceptance rate of 10% and increased diversity.

| Staff Writer

Justice Sotomayor Pays a Visit to Washington University

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor participated in a public discussion with Chancellor Andrew Martin on April 5. (Zoe Oppenheimer/Student Life)

and | Managing Scene Editor, Staff Writer

Delta Gamma sorority ceases operations on campus as national organization withdraws charter

Delta Gamma will no longer operate on campus, after their national organization voted to withdraw their charter.

| Senior Scene Editor

Impeachment attempt against Miao fails by wide margin

An impeachment attempt against SU President Ranen Miao failed to pass Tuesday night.

| Managing Editor

Less than one percent of WU students test positive for COVID-19 during pre-arrival and entry testing

Washington University’s positivity rate for entry and pre-arrival testing was less than 1% as students returned to campus.

| Staff Reporter

Narasimhan sworn in to Treasury after Constitutional Council decision reverses disqualification

Sophomore Mishka Narasimhan, who was disqualified from her SU Treasury position last fall due to late paperwork, has been sworn in after a Constitutional Council upheld her election.

| Staff Reporter

WU extends test-optional policy through fall 2024

Washington University will allow applicants for the classes of 2027 and 2028 to decide whether to submit their standardized test scores.

| Staff Reporter

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