coronavirus

‘Campus was absolute chaos’: One year later, students reflect on the start of the pandemic

We asked students to reflect on their experience with the cancellation of school in March 2020. Here are their stories in their own words

Editor’s Note Episode 18: Testing Expansion

In response to recent increases of student cases, Washington University made walk-in COVID-19 testing available at the Mudd Field testing tent for all undergraduate and graduate students on Monday, March 22. In this week’s episode, freshman Kamala Madireddi discusses the current state of COVID cases and testing with Senior News Editor junior Ted Moskal and […]

| Staff Reporter

BREAKING: WU announces delayed fall classes, remote exams in January

Washington University undergraduates will start fall classes three weeks after the initially scheduled start date and will take final exams remotely in January, Chancellor Andrew Martin announced in an email Wednesday morning.

and | Senior Editors

Citing ‘possible regulatory liabilities,’ WU turns down federal CARES funding

Washington University announced Wednesday that it would reject the $6.4 million pandemic relief package it had been allocated by the federal government.

and | Senior Editors

WU places 1,300 employees on furlough pending final decision about fall semester

Facing revenue loss and an uncertain fall semester, Washington University began the process of furloughing approximately 1,300 employees this week.

and | News Editors

Summer school coordinators work to ‘maximize learning’ in transition to online format

With the announcement that summer classes at Washington University will be fully online, course offerings and academic resources are being updated to suit the remote learning environment.

Sulan Pathiranage | Staff Reporter

WU athletes on maintaining a healthy lifestyle amidst extended offseason

Even with the cancellation of spring sports, Wash. U. athletes are staying in shape from home.

Miguel Campos | Staff Reporter

Residential Life ‘not in a financial position’ to provide prorated refunds for residential advisors seeking compensation for lost wages

Following Washington University’s decision to suspend on-campus instruction on March 11, all residential advisors received an email notifying that their employment was terminated and their remaining compensation for the spring semester, which includes housing and meal points, would be canceled. RAs were given until March 15 to vacate their on-campus housing and were asked to cease communication with their residents.

| News Editor

WU showcases student talent with virtual showcase

At the beginning of the month, Washington University announced its virtual talent competition, WashU’s Got Talent, on the official University Instagram page.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

SU president collaborates with student governments across the nation to advocate for accommodations in graduate school admissions process

With many students’ lives disrupted or completely upended by the COVID-19 crisis, many have taken advantage of the University’s recently-expanded pass/fail policies.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

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