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Baseball splits pair with Illinois Wesleyan, continues up-and-down March

The Washington University baseball team split a doubleheader with Illinois Wesleyan University Sunday at Kelly Field, dropping the first game, 6-1, before winning the second, 8-1.

| Senior Sports Editor

Rain moves matches inside as rollercoaster season continues for men’s tennis

The Bears were originally set to play on the Tao Tennis Center courts for the first time in 2018, hosting a Saturday doubleheader with Wabash College and No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus College, but the weather had other plans.

Jon Lewis | Senior Sports Editor

Wash. U. swimming and diving finishes in top 10 at NCAA championships for fourth straight season

The Washington University swimming and diving teams both finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Dorian DeBose | Staff Reporter

Students, faculty studying in Japan are safe

Washington University students studying in Japan are all safe, according to an e-mail from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton to the University community on Thursday afternoon.

| Senior News Editor

What’s in a Name?

President’s Day is coming up and I think it’s time to reflect on an experience common to almost all non-local Wash. U. students. After the initial excitement of getting into Washington University, one of the nation’s most highly ranked universities, it’s natural to want to share the excitement with your friends. Unfortunately for you, your friends aren’t quite sure how to respond to your enthusiasm. I mean, Washington State isn’t that good.

| Forum Editor

University to remain closed through Tuesday

Washington University, with the exception of the School of Medicine, will remain closed through Feb. 1 in response to the severe weather threatening the area. All non-essential services on the Danforth, North, South, West and Tyson campuses will be suspended, including classes. Essential services, which include the Washington University Police Department, Dining Services and certain personnel in Facilities Planning and Management, will remain operational. The medical school remains open. Per University policy, individual employees must decide for themselves whether it’s safe to travel to and from work.

| Student Life Editors

University to close at 3 p.m. Monday because of winter storm

Washington University, with the exception of the School of Medicine, will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, the administration announced. All non-essential services on the Danforth, North, South, West and Tyson campuses will be suspended. Essential services, which include the Washington University Police Department, Dining Services and certain personnel in Facilities Planning and Management will remain operational. It is unclear whether the University will close any or all services on Feb. 1 in response to the severe weather. Closures will be announced on a daily basis on the University website and through the usual communication channels.

| Executive Editor

Bristol Palin will not speak at Washington University; SHAC says decision mutual

The proposed speaker that had Washington University students in an uproar for nearly two days is no longer scheduled to appear on campus. Bristol Palin, 20, was expected to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Sexual Responsibility Week. But her $20,000 price tag led students to contest Student Union Treasury’s funding decision, arguing that she is unqualified to speak about the subject of abstinence on a college campus.

| Staff Reporter

Editorial Cartoons regarding Bristol Palin’s proposed appearance on Wash. U.’s campus

Bristol Palin: An abstinent mother?

Treasury funds Bristol Palin to speak on campus

Bristol Palin has been selected as keynote speaker for this year’s Sexual Responsibility Week at Washington University. Student Union Treasury approved a $20,000 appeal by the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) to sponsor a four-person panel featuring Palin. The appeal was initially set at $25,000 and renegotiated. While Palin has not formally agreed to the appearance yet, she is expected to do so shortly.

| News Editor

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