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‘I’m not surprised’: WU students react to Trump’s acquittal

Following the news that the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump of both Articles of Impeachment, finding him not guilty on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, members of the Washington University community reacted with mixed feelings.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Reporter

Forbes names WU students to 30 under 30 list

Two Washington University students were recently placed on Forbes Magazine’s annual “30 Under 30” list.

| News Editor

‘Missouri is facing a healthcare crisis’: WU endorses medicaid expansion ballot initiative

Chancellor Andrew Martin and Washington University School of Medicine Dean David Perlmutter jointly endorsed a potential 2020 state ballot initiative which would expand Medicaid coverage in a University-wide email.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

Brown School students create petition criticizing proposed changes to Fair Housing Act

In response to proposed changes to the Fair Housing Act, Brown School graduate students Jack Seigel and Nora Garcia launched a petition decrying their predicted impact on the process of filing a lawsuit over housing discrimination.

Sulan Pathiranage | Contributing Reporter

AAU Campus Climate Survey reveals increase of reported nonconsensual sexual contact on campus

42.5% of undergraduate women will experience nonconsensual sexual contact with physical force by their fourth year at Washington University, according to findings released in the Association of American Universities (AAU) Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, Oct. 15.

| Senior News Editor

Students respond to surge in Juul concerns

Amidst recent news of lawsuits filed against Juul and associated emergent health risks, students have expressed varied opinions on the prominence of the issue at the University.

Ellie Ito | Contributing Reporter

‘What Ferguson Means to Me’ addresses the lived experiences of locals in a nationwide crisis

The Michael Brown case and the politics behind the Delmar Divide were among some of the topics discussed during “What Ferguson Means to Me,” a panel discussion hosted by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement Sept. 17.

Grace Gore | Contributing Reporter

Washington University not to enter bid for 2020 presidential debate

Washington University will not apply to host a 2020 presidential debate.

| Senior News Editor

Students react to midterm elections

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won Missouri’s senatorial race over incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, and incumbent Democrat William Lacy Clay kept his seat in District 1—the Congressional District containing Washington University—at the midterm elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Missouri voters also passed a series of ballot initiatives, including legalizing medical marijuana, an overhaul to the state’s legislative redistricting process and an increase in the minimum wage.

| Contributing Reporter

Students join countrywide protest for gun reform

The Washington University March for Our Lives club participated in Saturday’s March for Our Lives protest in downtown St. Louis after holding an on-campus rally and poster-making event Friday.

Aiden Blinn | Staff Reporter

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