wupd

WU student robbed on Forsyth Blvd

The subject stopped the car in the street and approached the student, demanding the student’s jacket and shoes. The student complied, and the subject drove away in his car, heading west.

| Senior News Editor

Student committee members and activists dissatisfied with WU public safety report

After Washington University’s public safety committee released its final report, many of campus’ student activists involved in its creation expressed disappointment in the limited scope of the recommendations.

and | Senior News Editors

Staff Editorial: A public safety committee is one thing, but action is another

When one class graduates, it seems like the incoming group of individuals is forced to start all over again.

Editor’s Note Episode 15: Public Safety Committee’s report

More than eight months after Chancellor Andrew Martin announced that Washington University would reimagine public safety both on and off campus, the University Public Safety Committee has released its final report.

| Associate Editor

WU public safety committee releases report recommending removal of WUPD officers from mental health calls, increased measures for transparency and accountability

The committee, composed mainly of University students, staff and faculty, was formed in September 2020 as one of multiple initiatives announced by Chancellor Andrew Martin aimed at promoting racial equity on campus.

and | Senior News Editors

‘A step in the right direction’: WU expands medical amnesty policy to include drugs

Washington University expanded its medical amnesty and active bystander protocol to now include the possession or use of drugs in addition to alcohol last week. “When a student seeks aid for an individual experiencing an alcohol or other drug-related emergency by contacting emergency services, such as the Emergency Support Team (EST), the patient and the […]

| Staff 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

Editor’s Note Episode 9: Semester in review

In this last Editor’s Note podcast episode of 2020, Multimedia Editor junior Jaden Satenstein talks to Student Life Editor-in-Chief Emma Baker to discuss the moments that mattered to the Washington University community.

| Multimedia Editor

Among calls for abolition, experts weigh costs and benefits of WUPD for the campus and community

After a summer of nationwide protests over systemic racism and police brutality, college students across the country have looked to implement calls for racial justice at a local level by demanding the abolition of university police departments. At Washington University, more than 100 students recently marched across campus demanding the abolition of the Washington University […]

Gabby Hyman | Staff Reporter

‘The University is out of time’: BLSA and WUGWU students frustrated by WU’s lack of answers

Chancellor Andrew Martin evaded questions about policing and other Washington University actions during a Friday virtual meeting organized by the Black Law Students Association and the Washington University Undergraduate and Graduate Workers Union.

| Senior News Editor

Sign up for the email edition

Stay up to date with everything happening as Washington University returns to campus.

Subscribe