The new budget was $145,000 higher than the amount initially allocated for the spring event.
In a move aimed at bringing a more famous headliner to campus, Student Union’s Social Programming Board will differentiate funding for WILD between the two semesters, producing one “small WILD” and one “big WILD” during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Reactions about the fall WILD announcement were varied. In conjunction with the Chancellor Andrew Martin’s inauguration festivities, the Social Programming Board announced A$AP Ferg as the fall WILD headliner, Oct. 3.
It’s that time of year again, time to get WILD! That’s right, head on down to Brookings Quadrangle to hear the legendary Carly Rae Jepsen this Friday—Wait, what? You’re not going to WILD? That’s understandable.
Tinashe will perform at fall WILD in place of previously-announced opener Vic Mensa, Social Programming Board released in a statement Sept. 26.
Washington University’s Social Programming Board released its fall WILD 2018 talent survey—featuring an all-female headlining selection—through its social media accounts Sunday.
For these reasons, the Sept. 14 announcement that Lil Dicky, the San Francisco-based white rapper, would be headlining fall WILD was deeply disappointing and troubling. Blatantly put, Lil Dicky is problematic under the guise of a satirical millennial rapper.
Washington University students are beginning to realize the power SU has over their day-to-day experience and how they’ve relinquished their voices in the matter. Come this Friday, the student body has their chance to make their voice heard again by coming to the SU debates and making candidates answer the hard questions.
Questions of transparency continue to dog Student Union Executive Officers in the wake of the governing body’s decision to cancel next fall’s WILD, with critics suggesting that Exec might be setting a precedent for long-lasting changes to the semesterly concert without first seeking student input.
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