SU referendum calling for divestment from Boeing fails 

A Washington University Student Union (SU) referendum to divest from Boeing failed to reach the required two-thirds of “yes” votes in order to pass, May 9. Out of 2,661 student voters, 61.59% voted in favor of the referendum, and the remaining 38.41% voted against. 

| Staff Writer

Pro-Palestine protest held outside Chancellor Martin’s house

About 25 pro-Palestine protesters gathered outside Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin’s house on Forsyth Boulevard waving flags and chanting, May 2nd.

| Editor-In-Chief

Opinion Submission: Chancellor Martin and the endowment team display contempt for our community and for human life

“The WUIMC has a fiduciary responsibility to make decisions that are financially, ethically, and legally dubious (to put it nicely). The WUIMC will only seek to profit from the violation of basic human rights and dignity when the Chancellor deems it ‘socially responsible’ to do so.”

| First year Ph.D. student in English and American Literature

Over 100 arrests made during police crackdown on pro-Palestine encampment

Around 250 Washington University students and community members staged a pro-Palestine march from Forest park to Olin Library and set up an encampment just outside the library before moving it to the East End of campus, April 27.

, , and | Editor-in-Chief, Managing News Editor, News Editor, and Investigative News Editor

Opinion Submission: Chancellor Martin refuses to discuss institutional change

Instead of acknowledging WashU’s continued inaction on its students’ desires, Martin makes no meaningful distinction between the protesters’ political goals and the environment that enabled the egging incident.

| Class of 2025

Opinion Submission: A critique of the Bear Day protest

In an environment where discussions about justice are as pressing and urgent as ever, activists fighting for their causes need to invite as many people into the conversation as possible. Doing so should involve convincing people why they should care, not admonishing them for their complacency.

| Class of 2024

Pro-Palestine protest at admitted students event results in court summons for protesters

Protesters shut down an admitted students event as part of a pro-Palestine demonstration calling on Washington University officials to divest from Boeing. As a result, the Washington University Police Department issued 10 protesters court summons for trespassing, disturbing the peace, and refusing to disperse, April 13. 

and | News Editor and Managing News Editor

Opinion Submission: Student Union Senate failed WashU’s Jewish community

The only substantive effect this resolution might have is intimidating and alienating Jewish students on our campus, and it is this effect that we can and must resist.

| Class of 2026

SU Senate votes for resolution calling for University to divest from Boeing

In a meeting attended by nearly 200 total students, Student Union (SU) Senate passed a resolution 15 to 5 with one abstention, via an unprecedented anonymous vote, calling on Washington University to divest from and cut professional ties with Boeing, March 19. 

, , and | Staff Writers, Junior News Editor, Managing News Editor 

SU Senate discusses how to handle Dybvig and Boeing

The Student Union Senate discussed the possibility of continued protests in regard to Professor Phil Dybvig’s continued employment and made preliminary preparations for the upcoming Boeing resolution vote in its meeting this Tuesday, March 5.

| Staff Writer

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