I first heard about NAP on Oct. 27, the Friday morning before Halloween, when the SPB mysteriously appeared in my inbox. It was an email titled “SPB Presents a Night at the Pageant: NAP!”
For the first time in Washington University’s history, the Student Programming Board’s (SPB) fall concert was held at the Pageant on the Delmar Loop instead of on campus, Nov. 9. A majority of students surveyed considered the concert, rebranded from Fall WILD to Night at the Pageant (NAP), to be an overall success.
What has to happen to restore campus spirit? In short, a collaboration between the administration and student organizations.
Washington University’s Social Programming Board (SPB) announced Saint Motel as the headliner for this semester’s fall WILD, which has been rebranded as the Night at the Pageant. The event will be on Thursday Nov. 9th, at the Pageant, off campus for the first time since the event’s origin in 1973.
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.
The University’s semiannual concert, Walk In Lay Down (WILD), was canceled this semester following concerns over student safety at the event and the administration’s inability to find a solution for a late-in-the-game attendee capacity restriction from the University’s Emergency Management (EM) department.
There is no silver bullet to delivering bad news, which is exactly why the administration needs to change its messaging strategy.
Fall WILD, a Student Programming Board (SPB)-run biannual concert, is cancelled due to student safety concerns.
Instead of spending my night watching Zedd perform, I found myself suffocated by the crowd and interrogated by the Washington University Police Department and off-campus paramedics.
Students expressed frustrations with Student Union’s allocation of funding ahead of fall elections this week, though Wednesday’s resolution of a miscommunication alleviated some concerns regarding Treasury’s Nov. 9 decision to reallocate fall WILD funding for the spring.
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