Student demonstration in solidarity of suspended peers disbanded by administrators

Around 30 students stood outside the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to express support for senior RJ Lucas, who was suspended from Washington University following the pro-Palestine Bear Day protest. The students demonstrated while Lucas was meeting with the student conduct board around 2:45 p.m., April 17. 

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WashU Students organize to put reproductive rights on the ballot

Ahead of the 2024 election in Missouri, Washington University students and members of the St. Louis community are collecting signatures to get a pro-abortion amendment to the Missouri constitution on the ballot.

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Diplomat Richard Haas speaks on the state of democracy in the US

Veteran diplomat, author, and president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haas spoke on campus about the state of democracy in the United States as part of the Elliot H. Stein Lecture in Ethics, April 1. 

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Jewish Students form Pro-Palestine group, advocate for non-Zionist beliefs

Six Jewish students formed the Jewish Students for Palestine (JSP) group to practice their faith and advocate for their non-Zionist beliefs at Washington University, March 5.  JSP is the first Jewish organization at WashU to unite in support of Gazans since the start of the Israel-Hamas War. 

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Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. speaks to importance of interracial and interfaith connection 

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr., spoke about interfaith leadership and social justice as the keynote speaker of WashU’s Interfaith Week, Feb 8th. Moss drew on the scholarship of African American poets, businessmen, and pioneers, and the similarities between music and democracy. 

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Political art expo brings St. Louis perspectives to WashU

Alpha Omega, a city-wide chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosted a political art exposition titled “This Little Light of Mine,” Jan. 31.

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Association of Black Students releases statement criticizing administration’s relationship with Black and brown students

The Association of Black Students (ABS) published a list of grievances and demands for WashU’s administration over winter break in a series of Instagram posts titled “Enough is Enough.” 

The group criticized the administration’s response to a number of events in recent years that have affected students of color.

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Americanist scholars discuss progressive activism in St. Louis

The University’s American Culture Studies program hosted an Americanist Dinner Forum on Zoom titled “Introducing ‘Left in the Midwest: St. Louis Progressive Activism in the 1960s and 1970s.’”

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Expungement policy altered after student opposition

Administrators altered the Washington University expungement policy to no longer allow students with interpersonal violence violations on their record to submit appeals for expungement on Oct. 11, after vocal opposition from numerous student groups. 

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‘Movements are always about hope’: New sociology professor Zakiya Luna’s faith in sustained efforts of social change

“From a pretty young age, I was exposed to the idea that it’s important to speak up for issues that are affecting the world,” Luna said. 

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