After the cancellation of the Fall 2022 semester’s WILD, administrators discussed how their planning process has changed and why they are hopeful that spring WILD will be a success.
There is no silver bullet to delivering bad news, which is exactly why the administration needs to change its messaging strategy.
One of the many things cancelled due to the closure of campus is WILD.
With Student Union events such as WILD, the Spring Comedy Show and the final Trending Topics speaker event now canceled, SU is exploring their options for virtual programming, postponing events to next semester and re-allocating funds.
In a move aimed at bringing a more famous headliner to campus, Student Union’s Social Programming Board will differentiate funding for WILD between the two semesters, producing one “small WILD” and one “big WILD” during the 2020-2021 academic year.
We are open to and inviting of this change, however, we hope to see that having one big artist is worthwhile.
Student Union Vice President of Programming Charlotte Pohl and Speaker of the Treasury Alexa Jochims presented two proposals to restructure the process for selecting and nominating Trending Topics speakers to Senate and Treasury during a joint session, Jan. 28.
I didn’t know what to expect for Andre’s performance on Monday. The question lingering as I found my seat was whether Eric Andre’s performance would be more traditional comedy or would it be more like his show.
When Washington University sophomore Zach Bernagene, known by his stage name Gosha Guppy, stepped onto the Brookings Quadrangle stage to begin his WILD set, the excitement was palpable. Though he was the first performer of the night, students were already packed into the front row to support him, and their energy was electric.
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