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