civic engagement

WU students participate in St. Louis city mayoral primary through voting and advocacy

Engagement of eligible voters in the St. Louis City mayoral primary was just 22.12%, with 44,538 people casting 69,607 votes using the new “approval voting” system, March 2.

| Staff Reporter

‘It’s our duty to enact positive change in our community’: WU students engage with St. Louis mayoral campaigns ahead of March primary

As the city of St. Louis gears up for the first primary of its mayoral election, several Washington University students are actively engaging with the campaigns.

| News Editor

Dr. Shantay Bolton to join WU as chief administrative officer

Dr. Shantay Bolton, Tulane University’s vice president and deputy chief operating officer, will join the Washington University community as executive vice chancellor for administration and chief administrative officer, Jul. 1.

| Senior News Editor

Half of WU students voted in 2016. Turnout this year may look different.

Just 52.5% of eligible students voted in 2016 and 41.8% in 2018, but as students head to the polls today, there is optimism that student voter turnout will increase from past years to meet WashU Votes’ goal of 62.5%.

| Associate Editor

College Republicans, Democrats work to excite and engage students ahead of November election

There is no shortage of political opportunities this fall, and the College Republicans and College Democrats are taking full advantage of this to engage students with local and national campaigns.

Grace Kennard | Staff Reporter

SU senators issue petitions calling for no classes and exams on 2020 election day

Student Union senators are drafting petitions to circulate among instructors and students calling for the cancellation of classes and exams on the day of the 2020 presidential elections.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

The real work just started

Your duty does not end at the ballot, it begins there.

| Staff Writer

Op-ed submission: Wash. U., we need to talk

The black community has waited far too long for this conversation, but it is not our duty to begin your racial education.

Wash. U. Black Organizers

Las Vegas shooting demands student action on gun control

But as Washington University students, we have the power to influence gun reform. And the Student Life editorial board believes it is our generation’s responsibility to work toward this end.

Twitter and the democratization of discourse

When Twitter was first launched, it was lauded by many as a democratizing force. It still is.

| Staff Writer

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