Student Affairs

WU sophomore speaks with Michelle Obama in national conversation with college students

Sophomore Natasha Chisholm spoke with the former first lady earlier this month.

| Contributing Reporter

‘People are just being left in the cracks’: Activists organize mental health advocacy initiative to push for better resources

After witnessing the exacerbation of mental health issues for many students during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of student organizations and individual activists have created an advocacy group for mental health-related issues on campus.

| Senior News Editor

Responding to student backlash, WU adds third wellness day to spring calendar, moves up start date

After students objected to the replacement of Spring Break with two nonconsecutive “wellness days,” Washington University announced a revised spring calendar that included two consecutive wellness days and one additional wellness day, Dec. 3.

Orli Sheffey | Staff Reporter

Remote students face decision of whether or not to come to St. Louis for the spring

After Washington University’s Nov. 18 announcement that spring 2021 classes will continue to follow a hybrid format, students studying remotely this fall must decide whether or not to come to campus in the spring.

Olivia Poolos | Staff Reporter

Parents and students respond to WU’s updated Thanksgiving policy, call for increased transparency

Amid rising COVID-19 cases on campus and in the St. Louis region, many students, parents and other community members have expressed their approval of Washington University’s decision to return to its original Thanksgiving travel restrictions.

Orli Sheffey | Staff Reporter

Student Union urges WU to expunge alcohol and marijuana offenses from student conduct records

Student Union Senate passed a resolution urging the University to implement an expungement policy and expand it to include marijuana offenses.

| Senior News Editor

Three sororities push to dismantle their chapters, facing resistance from Campus Life, national organizations

Continuing in the fight for the abolition of Greek Life, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta and Delta Gamma have now made efforts to officially disband their chapters, to mixed results from their national organizations and little response from Washington University.

| Managing Editor

WU reports 15 active COVID-19 cases under new testing plan

Combined with diagnostic testing—available to students, faculty and staff—the University reports 15 active COVID cases as of Oct. 19.

Orli Sheffey | Staff Reporter

Furloughed employees return to campus for the fall semester

Nearly all of the Washington University employees placed on furlough over the summer have returned to work for the fall.

Gabby Hyman | Contributing Reporter

Campus Life and Title IX’s jurisdiction, explained

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Kappa Sigma’s new pledge class, Title IX and Campus Life are clarifying their respective roles in the response process to allegations of sexual assault.

| Senior News Editor

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