Author Heather McGhee gives lecture refuting the American ‘zero-sum’ mindset

Heather McGhee, a New York Times bestselling author and policy advocate, gave a lecture titled “The Sum of Us: Moving Beyond the Myth of Equity as a Zero-Sum Game” in Graham Chapel on Feb. 1.

and | Staff Writer and Contributing Writer

Expungement policy altered after student opposition

Administrators altered the Washington University expungement policy to no longer allow students with interpersonal violence violations on their record to submit appeals for expungement on Oct. 11, after vocal opposition from numerous student groups. 

| Contributing Writer

Letter from the Forum editors

As the semester begins, here are some changes to the Forum section.

and | Senior Forum Editors

Staff Editorial: Extended medical amnesty keeps WU community safe

Regardless of how many administrative conversations had to take place for the change to be made, student safety should always come first, and we commend the University for taking strides to protect student health.

Staff editorial: The University’s Thanksgiving policy flip-flop flopped

Yet again, the University’s communication with us has been lacking transparency and timeliness, leaving us in the dark when we need to be anywhere else.

Letter from the Editors

The Student Life website was updated to include our editorial policies as an independent publication on the Washington University campus today. Such policies inform our reporting and editorial decisions and reflect those of independent news organizations nationally.

and | Editors in Chief

ResLife bike policy: unjustified

Residential Life can be a force of good at Washington University. Yes, the philosophical inclinations of some students are offended upon learning that ResLife can go into our rooms at any time, including over winter break, but in general, I’ve found ResLife to be helpful.

| Staff Columnist

Students must notify ResLife before leaving

The Office of Residential Life announced a new checkout policy to its residents by email on Wednesday. Now, students will have to tell Residential Life (ResLife) the hour during which they plan to leave campus for the summer.

| Editor in Chief

Former economic aide to Obama stresses progressive taxation

Christina Romer, former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers, served as the keynote speaker at Washington University’s Livable Lives Initiative’s first public event.

| Contributing Reporter

Enforcement of health policy on baking restricts student groups

In order to sell baked good on campus this year, students will need to use commercial, department of health-certified ovens. Although the announcement of this policy coincided with the outbreak of H1N1, Paul Schimmele, assistant to the director of operations in Dining Services, said that the timing is merely a coincidence.

| Staff Reporter

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