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Staff Editorial: It’s time to talk about George Washington, his statue and his legacy

After recent student protests sparked campus conversation, it’s time we as a university come to terms with the full meaning of our name: Washington University in St. Louis.

Op-Ed: Wash. U. chose statue because Wash. U. chooses sanity

Nonetheless, Sayed’s view of George Washington ignores the qualities which made our first president stand out among many leaders in the early United States.

Eli Nirenberg | Class of 2023

Op-Ed: Wash. U. chooses statue over student

All the University chose to see was vandalism. At the conduct meeting, I was listened to, but I was not heard.

Sabrina Sayed | Class of 2021

George Washington Week: Celebrating Wash. U.’s namesake, diversity with week of activities

Hundreds of students ate a giant chocolate cake covered with vanilla icing and shaped like a quarter Monday afternoon as Washington University kicked off the weeklong celebration of its namesake, who would have turned 280 on Wednesday. This year’s George Washington Week, titled “Who is WU?

| News Editor

George Washington Week

Happy birthday to you, Mr. President. That’s what the members of the Washington University community will be saying all of next week, when the University celebrates its namesake’s birthday during the annual George Washington Week. Next Monday through Friday, events around campus will commemorate the birthday of George Washington. Washington, born on Feb. 22, 1732, would be 278.

| Assignment Editor

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