Biden attends Kander campaign event on Delmar Loop

Vice President Joe Biden campaigned on behalf of Democrat Jason Kander’s run for United States Senate at the Pageant on the Delmar Loop this past Friday.

| Contributing Reporter

Former senators discuss partisanship and religion

Former U.S. Sens. John C. Danforth and Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 2000 election, discussed partisanship and other flaws they see in the political system on Tuesday.

Deborah Spencer | Contributing Reporter

Smith draws inspiration from prison stay

Jeff Smith, former adjunct professor at Washington University and former Missouri state senator who served nearly a year in prison for obstruction of justice, is writing a book about his experiences in politics, urban education and prison.

| News editor

New senators prepare for term as Senate seeks to improve retention

Seven new senators were sworn into Student Union Senate last week. With eight resignations last term, current SU members are working to make sure both old and new senators stay with the body through the entire term. To ensure fewer resignations, Senate revitalized its recruitment and retention committee, which had fallen out of practice over the past year.

| News Editor

Former congressman visits Assembly Series, proposes change in election fundraising

Harold Ford, a former Democratic congressman and senatorial candidate from Tennessee, visited Graham Chapel this week as part of Washington University’s Assembly Series.

| News Editor

Seventh senator resigns from SU

Last Wednesday saw the appointment of the seventh new senator to Student Union this term, calling to attention the unusually large number of resignations. The Senate body, composed of 26 members, lost six of its original senators before the semester even started.

| News Manager

How many more Mr. Smiths will it take?

If you haven’t heard the news yet, promising state senator and Wash. U. professor Jeff Smith pled guilty to charges presented by the FBI regarding illegal campaign practices in 2004. This is yet another case of corruption in politics, and those words are becoming interchangeable. However, as Eve Samborn rails the ex-professor for his heinous […]

| Forum Editor

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