Beat Therapy shares love of music with ‘Bach to Rock’

Washington University students have abundant opportunities to serve the Saint Louis community, from philanthropy and advocacy to education and volunteerism. One creative way students are getting involved is the Bach to Rock program through the Wash. U. student organization Beat Therapy. Students in this program play music for patients at Shriners Hospital for Children and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Elizabeth Phelan | Staff Writer

WPA reinstates support of Sigma Chi Derby Days philanthropy (UPDATED)

In a statement released Thursday, Panhel declared that it considers certain aspects of the week sexist and exclusionary, and it encouraged its nine member organizations to cease participation with the rest of the Derby Days activities. In response, Sigma Chi leaders decided to cancel the activities Panhel had deemed questionable.

Student Life Staff

Donate blood: Active philanthropies require active participation

Philanthropy at Washington University seems to follow a pattern of passive involvement. Generally, this passive philanthropy comprises of buying items to support charitable organizations, such as John’s Donuts or Seoul Taco.

| Staff Writer

Greek philanthropy needs to refocus, become more active

It’s easy to stereotype Greek life as a party-heavy, socially irresponsible set of groups, especially with the constant bombardment of news showing fraternity misogyny, racism and hazing across the country. Yet past this veneer created by the small minority of ill-behaved Greek organizations, fraternities and sororities are all founded with a clear dedication to philanthropy.

| Staff Writer

ThurtenE mixes nostalgia with modern tech

Although this year’s ThurtenE theme centered on the past and nostalgia of the event, the carnival saw new developments, with ThurtenE Honorary releasing a mobile app to guide visitors. This year’s theme, “Endless Discovery: Explore the Tradition,” was intended to remind attendees of the history behind the oldest student-run carnival—or, as it was once known, “Younivee Surrkuss”—in the country. Although the honorary ordinarily hands out advertisement books, it introduced a smartphone application for 2014’s carnival.

Dylan Basset | Staff Reporter

Increase ThurtenE’s charitable impact

This carnival is undoubtedly one of both the nation’s oldest and the University’s most treasured traditions. It is a fun event that brings the University together with its alumni and the St. Louis community at large. It is also meant to be a philanthropic endeavor that benefits a St. Louis non-profit long after the facades disappear. In recent years, however, the charitable emphasis of ThurtenE has taken a backseat to facade building.

Confusion crippled ice cream fundraiser

The Ben & Jerry’s franchise on the Delmar Loop failed to write Dance Marathon a check for a benefit night in which student leaders say they planned and participated.

| Staff Reporter

ZBT: moustached men for charity

Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) is bringing the Children’s Miracle Network, prostate cancer and depression to the forefront of campus discussion by hosting two philanthropy events this semester.

| Senior News Editor

Wash. U. student brings philanthropy to young adults

When graduate student Jonathan Kaufman started a “giving circle” with his brother and several friends in 2007, he never expected it to grow beyond that. So when Kaufman found out that the venture, now titled the “One Percent Foundation,” won the student entrepreneur award at the Youthbridge Competition earlier this month, he saw opportunity for future expansion.

| Assignment Editor

Student groups combine sustainability and philanthropy

Known as SWAP a student-run non-profit collects and donates to charity any unwanted reusable items University students leave in their dorm room over the summer.

| Staff Reporter

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