Friday, April 5, 2013
Members of "Sigma Alpha Epsilon engaged in racially offensive behavior directed toward a group of students of color," wrote a Washington University official in a February email to the entire university community.
A fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis that was suspended in February during an investigation of racially offensive activity has been reinstated. Student Life, the independent campus newspaper, reported in February that the students photographed a group of black students who were eating together. They then started singing rap lyrics and used the N-word, the paper reports. Today, the University confirmed the reinstatement to the Riverfront Times. Quoting from the RFT story: "I can confirm that the temporary suspension of SAE has been lifted by University," Wash. U. spokesman Steve Givens said in an e-mail. "The investigation is now complete." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that sanctions were taken against several …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The computer was stolen from a doctor in Argentina.
Washington University School of Medicine announced that a laptop stolen from a doctor in Argentina held the personal information for about 1,100 patients. Patients were notified of the Nov. 28 theft by letter. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the computer was taken from a lecture hall during a conference. The computer contained names, birth dates, medical information including diagnoses and surgeries as well as 39 Social Security numbers. The patients affected were treated by the doctor in the department of surgery since 2002. The patients' medical records are still available through Wash U. The computer remains missing. In a statement, Privacy Officer Sondra Hornsey said: Washington University School of Medicine takes this …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Washington University Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Washington University Police Department reported the following incidents on its website. Saturday, December 1 Two people admitted to stealing from a food bar without paying between 1 and 1:20 p.m. at Bear's Den. Sunday, December 2 At 12:39 p.m., an iPhone valued at $400 was reported stolen from Whispers Cafe. It was reportedly taken on Nov. 30. At 2:20 a.m., Rubelman Dorm was evacuated after two fire alarms were falsely pulled. Monday, December 3 At 9:23 p.m., two people were discovered leaving the Brauer Hall dock area with a load of scrap metal. When police searched them, police found drugs. Wednesday, December 5 At 7:25 p.m., $20 was reported missing from a wallet that had been left in a jacket in Whispers Cafe. The money went …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Washington University Police say two people were robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Myra Lopez
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Washington University Police Department is asking students to be on alert following an armed robbery near the Wash U campus Tuesday evening, in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood. According to a crime alert issued by Wash U Police, two students were robbed at gunpoint at Skinker and Westminster around 7:30pm Tuesday, Dec. 20th. The two victims told police they were walking north on Skinker at Westminster when they were approached by two suspects, one of whom displayed a gun. The two victims were told to get on the ground. They were robbed, however they were not physically injured. The suspects, described as two males in their late teens, then fled on foot.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Professor Tom Huck is an internationally renowned artist whose work is on display at museums and collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the New York Public Library.
Former Washington University graduate student (MFA) Jessica Richardson filed suit against the school in St. Louis County on Dec. 8 alleging sexual harassment by former printmaking instructor and professor Tom Huck. Huck’s large-scale woodcuts are featured in numerous nationally prominent private and public collections. He also has a gallery, Evil Prints, in St. Louis and served as an instructor at the university from 2000 to 2010. Former St. Louis Cardinals great Ted Simmons has one of the largest private collections of Huck’s work. Huck also designed the cover to The Roots' 2002 album, Phrenology. In September 2010, Washington University filed a lawsuit in Cole County against the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) asking the court…
Monday, November 21, 2011
A Washington University student says she was robbed at gunpoint last week in the municipal parking lot behind Cicero's.
A student at Washington University reported being robbed at gunpoint last week in a municipal parking lot in the Delmar Loop area, according to a crime alert issued by the Washington University Police Department. WUSTL police say the robbery happened in the parking lot area behind Cicero's restaurant at about 6:30pm on Thursday, November 17. The woman told police two suspects approached her, and that one suspect displayed a handgun. She gave the suspects her wallet and fled the area. Police said the woman was not physically injured. The robbery took place only blocks from the Lewis Center, which is located at 721 Kingsland, and is part of Wash U's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. According to the Wash U student newspaper, Student …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The new Washingto University diabetes research center will look at developing better ways to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients, including American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Washington University has received a five-year, $3 million grant to establish a new diabetes research center, according to a news release from the school. The center will focus on developing better ways to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Washington University was one of seven institutions awarded funding to establish this type of diabetes facility. “This grant will enable us to support research that addresses the root causes of diabetes and disparities,” said Debra Haire-Joshu, professor of public health at the Brown School and the School of Medicine and director of the new center. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, according to the American Diabetes …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Washington University is taking a new approach at looking at the old problem of binge drinking among students.
Binge drinking has been a peristent problem on college campuses across the nation. Now, Washington University has joined 32 colleges and universities in a national initiative working to bring a new approach to the old problem. High-risk drinking affects nearly four out of 10 college students nationally, according to a Wash U news release. The initiative is an undertaking by the National College Health Improvement Project, a joint venture by Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The participating schools will use comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to bring a new, evidence-based approach to binge-drinking, reports the Wash U news release. The collaborative includes several …
University City resident Stephen Legomsky, an internationally recognized immigration expert has been appointed chief counsel for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in Washington, DC.
A University City resident who's earned international recognition as an immigration expert has been appointed chief counsel for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in Washington, DC, according to a WUSTL news releas, Stephen Legomsky will take a leave of absence from the law school to assume the position effective Oct. 24 in DC. As chief counsel, Legomsky will manage a staff of 160 attorneys, advise the director of the agency on legal and policy issues, and serve as a member of the Department of Homeland Security and USCIS leadership teams. Legomsky and his wife Lorraine Gnecco have been very involved members of the U City community. Gnecco is active in U City in Bloom, while Legomsky is a former member of the U City …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The robberies and attempted robberies have been reported in University City and St. Louis City, in areas where Washington University students live.