Students evacuate Olin Library, police investigation finds no threat

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) evacuated Olin Library, Bauer Hall, and Simon Hall at around 10:10 a.m. this morning, after receiving a phone call at 9:40 a.m. where an unknown individual made a threat. The University informed community members that only Olin Library was affected by the threat at 11:20 a.m. via phone call and text. 

After a two-and-a-half hour investigation including local police departments, WUPD notified community members that they completed their investigation of a potential threat to Olin Library and found no threat. In an email, the University said that students could return to the building and normal library activities would resume. 

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Former FTC Chief Technologist outlines better user privacy policies

Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Former Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commision (FTC), former undergrad and graduate student at WashU, and current Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor, discussed her proposals for user friendly privacy policies on Friday, Oct. 13.

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Break-in at Shepley dorm; four non-WashU individuals facing charges

After an incident occurred at Shepley House at 12:13 a.m. on Monday, four individuals who are not affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis are facing pending criminal charges.  

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New lock system installed in Zetcher House elicits mixed reactions from students

Zetcher House became the first dorm on campus to install the Homebase lock system, which unlocks suite and room doors via an app instead of a key card. 

and | Staff Writers

New wristband policy aimed at addressing Sumers Recreation security concerns

Washington University’s Sumers Recreation Center is now requiring gym-goers to wear disposable wristbands on random days inside the facility to address mounting security concerns. The initiative went into effect as of March 25. 

| Contributing Writer

Attempted armed robbery reported at 6300 block of McPherson Avenue

A Washington University faculty member and his wife were walking down McPherson Avenue when a male subject passed them, turned around and displayed a handgun.

| Senior News Editor

Op-ed: Off-campus student safety is not a priority

With the recent string of armed robberies occurring near Washington University’s Danforth Campus, I started to ask myself why they were happening.

Daniel Pefley | Class of 2019

Late enforcement of ID-only policy leads to security concerns

Following early morning concerns about security on campus, police and security forces were posted at most campus entrances to check identification and credentials, but bolstered security presence and barricades did not prove entirely effective come post-debate.

and | Senior Editors

Late enforcement of ID-only policy leads to security concerns

Despite an established protocol meant to only allow credentialed individuals and those with Washington University IDs on campus today, many non-approved individuals from the surrounding area arrived on campus Sunday morning without a security check.

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Editorial Cartoon: NSA Leaks

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