Staff Editorial: What is it going to take? WU must reform the way it handles fraternities on campus

Wash. U. allows fraternities to be active on campus, allows them to host parties, allows them to continue to operate despite all of the harm. If the University chooses to allow these activities, it is their responsibility to make them safe for students.

Staff Editorial: As Title Mine anniversary approaches, progress still needs to be made

Unfortunately, while progress has been made since the organization’s founding, there are still measures that need to be taken to strengthen our Title IX processes. Now is a time for reflection about both where progress has been made in the last 12 months and where improvement is still necessary.

Subway employee claims order mishap led to physical altercation

A Mallinckrodt Center Subway employee says a four-minute-late order and payment dispute led to a customer throwing his unopened beverage at her shoulder. The Washington University Police Department is continuing to investigate the alleged altercation between a campus employee and Subway cashier over an order.

| Senior News Editor

Together we must end dating violence

More than 20 years ago, I read a study of junior high school students in Rhode Island that included one finding I’ve never been able to get out of my head. Students were asked if a man who spent money on a woman during a date was entitled to force her into sexual activity.

| Vice President of the United States

University failed in response to assault

Early Monday morning, one of our fellow students was raped on her way home from campus. A crime of this severity does not occur often within our seemingly secure Wash. U. bubble, making the University’s response all the more important. However, Washington University delivered a seemingly rushed message that failed in its responsibilities.

No charges filed in September assault case

The St. Louis County prosecutor has declined to press charges this month in the case of a Washington University student who reported being sexually assaulted last semester.

| Director of New Media

WU needs to build off-campus housing

So, after the latest attack on a (grad) student at our prestigious university, I have to wonder when—or if—something (anything!) is going to be done about the living conditions off campus. I find it highly ironic that while the University is busy turning the South 40 into Candy Land, students are getting mugged, beaten and robbed in and around their shady off-campus apartments. While I understand that the new South 40 is primarily intended to impress the money right out of Daddy’s wallet and into the chancellor’s lap, what I don’t understand is how the University can stand behind its off-campus housing situation.

David Holloway | Op-Ed Submission

Grad student in critical condition after assault in Quadrangle apartment

A female graduate student was found physically beaten in the basement laundry room of her off-campus apartment building in the early afternoon on Monday, Dec. 21.

| Student Life Staff

Student assaulted, robbed on Melville

Correction Appended Below A graduate student was punched and robbed in broad daylight on Melville Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to the Washington University Police Department. The student was walking on the street at 12:30 p.m. when the four men, described as black teenagers between 5-feet-6-inches and 5-feet-9-inches tall, asked him for money. When the student […]

| Senior News Editor

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