Students gather for 9/11 memorial one year after controversy

Following the 9/11 controversy that swept campus last year, the Washington University College Republicans (WUCR) hosted a flag planting event to honor the 2,977 victims of the terrorist attack. The club advertised it as a nonpartisan event open for all community members to participate in.

and | Contributing Writers

Opinion Submission: A call for unity

The onus is on every member of our campus community to join us in remembering all 2,977 of these victims.

| President of Washington University College Republicans

WU sanctions Alkilani with probation, $500 fine and essay for flag removal, per confidential letter publicized by College Republicans president

News of the sanctions became public Wednesday evening after the College Republicans president released Alkilani’s “personal and confidential” Student Conduct outcome letter.

and | Editor in Chief and Managing Editor

‘It feels like a facade’: Students chalk driveways and plant signs outside chancellor’s house at protest of Martin’s response to Islamophobia

The protest came nine days after some students went on academic strike, skipping class or attending remotely out of fear for their safety or in solidarity with Muslim, Black and brown students.

and | Staff Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

Opinion Submission: To foster a climate of expression, the chancellor must condemn Islamophobia and defend the right to protest

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.

| Lecturer in English

Removing the flags was wrong, but Islamophobia is inexcusable

Removing the American flags from the 9/11 memorial was wrong, but in no way does the student who did so deserve the racial and Islamophobic attacks he has been receiving. The continuation of such actions fails our Muslim population — the people who have been on the receiving end of these despicable attacks. 

| Contributing Writer

Opinion submission: Community statement against Islamophobia

While there may be differing opinions on Fadel’s choice of protest, the subsequent Islamophobic and racist response to his protest was intolerable.

Chancellor Martin reprehends removal of flags and announces investigation, does not address Islamophobic hatred and threats

“I want to make it very clear that, as an institution, we find the actions of this student to be reprehensible,” Martin wrote.

| Senior News Editor

WU condemns removal of 9/11 commemorative flags as SU vice president Alkilani defends actions amid calls for disciplinary measures

The condemnation came as the president of the College Republicans called for Alkilani’s expulsion from the University or other punishment and as national conservative media outlets have picked up the story.

and | Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief

Assembly Series speaker discusses ‘culture wars,’ modern partisan politics

Students at Stephen Prothero’s Assembly Series lecture on Thursday dove into the chasm of culture wars and partisan divisions in American politics.

| Staff Reporter

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