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Students evacuate Olin Library, police investigation finds no threat

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) evacuated Olin Library, Bauer Hall, and Simon Hall at around 10:10 a.m. this morning, after receiving a phone call at 9:40 a.m. where an unknown individual made a threat. The University informed community members that only Olin Library was affected by the threat at 11:20 a.m. via phone call and text. 

After a two-and-a-half hour investigation including local police departments, WUPD notified community members that they completed their investigation of a potential threat to Olin Library and found no threat. In an email, the University said that students could return to the building and normal library activities would resume. 

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Pro-Palestine art piece displayed outside Steinberg Hall, WUPD called

A student’s pro-Palestine art piece was placed on the outside of Steinberg Hall as part of a critique for their sculpture art class on Dec. 6. 

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WashU student subject of aggravated assault; non WashU suspect facing charges

A Washington University student was punched in the face by a non-University affiliated man without provocation, per the Washington University Police Department (WUPD), Oct. 15. 

and | Junior News Editor and Staff Writer

Student robbed on Pershing Avenue

A Washington University student was robbed of his wallet and phone in an alleyway on Pershing Avenue, Sept. 29. The incident was the first reported robbery involving a WashU student since 2021, according to the WashU Police Department (WUPD). 

| Junior News Editor

Break-in at Shepley dorm; four non-WashU individuals facing charges

After an incident occurred at Shepley House at 12:13 a.m. on Monday, four individuals who are not affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis are facing pending criminal charges.  

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SU Senate Town Hall event discusses safety plans in the wake of Michigan State University shooting

Student Union (SU) Senate held a town hall, Feb. 27, about campus safety and mental health following the shooting at Michigan State University.

and | Senior News Editor and Contributing Writer

Weekly SU Senate meeting includes updates from WUPD

The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) Chief of Police Angela Coonce presented for the Student Union (SU) Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 14, giving an overview of WUPD procedural practices and upcoming projects. 

and | Senior News Editor, Staff Writer

WUPD attempts to combat rising Kia thefts tied to Tik Tok trend

The Kia Boyz Tiktok trend, which demonstrates how to steal a Kia or Hyundai in a matter of minutes, took hold over the summer. The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) Chief Angela Coonce believes that the trend has led to three cars being stolen from WashU students living off campus since the start of this academic year.

| Contributing Writer

Opinion Submission: Why my experience at WILD can never happen again

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.

| Class of 2024

WUPD increases off-campus presence following pattern of burglaries

The increase is a “short-term” approach, WUPD interim chief Dave Goodwin told Student Life in an interview Tuesday.

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