F R I D AY OCT. 31, 2003 Vol. 125, No. 28
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INSIDE Alcohol has administration worried One student dismissed as a result of alcohol abuse
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By Adrienna Huffman q Contributing Reporter
EST members Carrie Bediend and Matt Vogt check out their equipment. EST has seen a rise in alcohol calls this year.
A female student was asked to leave Washington University two weeks ago for the remainder of the semester, after several alcohol-related incidents. The freshman was reported to Emergency Support Team (EST) on at least two separate occasions and was receiving counseling services as a result of one of those incidents. The student may return to school at the start of spring semester. Though the student was asked to leave campus by the administration, students who knew the freshman wondered if EST played a role in her dismissal. Traditionally, EST treats students conﬁdentially, with no threat of revealing patients’ identities.
Senior Carrie Bedient, ﬁeld director of EST, said that the student’s dismissal was not related to treatment by EST. “[The student] being asked to leave had nothing to do with EST,” said Bedient. “We are called to provide a service and we do that—nothing we do can get someone removed from the school.” The student, who left campus two weeks ago, asked not to be identiﬁed, saying her return to the University next semester was contingent upon the administration’s approval. She declined to elaborate further. This suspension comes at the heels of an Oct. 8 Student Union Senate meeting, at which President Michelle Miller said that during a meeting with the vice chancellor, concern was expressed regarding the increased number of alcohol-related hospitalizations this academic year. The minutes from that meeting report that
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SHCS gets new director
Trick or Treat?
More Halloween madness: a recap of some of the week’s satanic rock, a preview of more to come, and more last minute costume ideas. Also in Cadenza: Album reviews and the delayed but not forgotten Celluloid Paralysis.
By Sarah Kliff q Contributing Reporter
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The volleyball team honors its seniors this weekend when they face Illinois College at home. Find out about the contributions Cindy McPeak, Katie Quinn and Amy Brand have made to their team over the past four years.
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Children trick-or-treat on Koenig 3 on Wednesday night. People from the surrounding neighborhood were invited to campus as part of the Campus Y’s Safe Trick-Or-Treat.
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Recent intrusions cause concern By Kristin McGrath q Contributing Reporter Holding doors open for fellow book-laden students is a daily act of chivalry for students living on campus. Extending such courtesy to strangers, however, may have been a factor in last month’s burglary at Hurd Residence Hall and the recent invasion of privacy at Umrath Dorm. According to one of the victims in the recent Hurd burglary incident, the intruders did not raise suspicion until after they had successfully stolen several valuable items, including a computer, watches, a cell phone and a digital camera. “Two of the girls were in our suite at the time,” said a
female student who asked to remain anonymous. “Both were in their rooms with the door shut, and it was about 4:00 in the afternoon. One of them heard somebody rustling around in my room and thought I had come back for something.” Apparently the intruders did not appear suspicious when they were let into the building. “It was apparent that somebody had let this woman and man into the building earlier that day around the same time,” said the student. “They apparently looked like they were looking for the RA. [The female suspect] looked like a middle-aged woman, totally unsuspicious.”
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Local, global musicians perform weekly By Michael Parks q Staff Reporter
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The Bunny suffered some tough love recently. Due to damage inflicted to the statue, the entire structure was taken down for repairs.
A student follows another into Umrath Dorm. Holding the door for others is now a concern after recent burglaries.
Series jazzes up Holmes
C. Nothing’s wrong with the Bunny. He just needed a little nip and tuck. I hope they’ll throw in breast implants while he’s there.
Student Health and Counseling Services will get a check-up this January with the arrival of its new director, Alan Glass. Glass comes to Washington University after serving as the assistant director of Student Health Services at Miami University of Ohio. Glass said he hopes to improve student feelings towards SHCS, as students often complain about long waits or poor service. Sopho more Omar Arnaout said that he is disappointed with the lack of health services available to students. “You could walk in there dying and you would still have trouble getting an appointment,” said Arnaout. Freshman Sarah Chen has paid three visits to the clinic this year and each time felt frustrated with her diagnoses. “I feel like when I go to my doctor at home, they say, ‘Here, this will fix what you have,’” said Chen. “Here, it’s more like, ‘Here, this might fix things.’ Every time I’ve seen them, I never feel like they spend enough time on the diagno sis and I never end up cured.”
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When the lights go down on the Hilltop Campus Thursday nights, things start jumping at Holmes Lounge. Since 1999, the lounge has been the site of Washington University’s free Jazz at Holmes series, which features weekly performances by well-known local, regional and international jazz musicians. Now enjoying the most stable source of funding since its inception, the Jazz at Holmes series kicked off this year with a largely international lineup of musicians and an enormous student following. Sophomore Jazz at Holmes publicist Cody Elam described the changes in funding for the series this year. “In the past, we have basically had to go around and beg for money to support this thing,” said Elam. “But this year Michael Cannon, the executive vice chancellor, made a really big contribution, and things
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are just generally better funded than they have been in the past.” Cannon’s contribution, as well as ongoing contributions from other groups including the College of Arts and Sciences, the music department and Student Union, have brought musicians from next door and across the globe to Holmes. A popular favorite this semester merged local and Italian musicians in a single show. St. Louis pianist Ptah Williams and virtuoso bassist Tom Kennedy performed a two-hour set with Tuscan saxophonist Nico Gori and Sicilian pianist Antonio Figura. Elam, who has attended every show since coming to the University, said that the performance was the best he had seen. “It was just a really good show,” said Elam. “Tom is great. Ptah is crazy. And both of the guys from Italy were amazing.” Sophomore Jeremy Borrego also enjoyed the show. “It was deﬁ nitely one of the most amazing jazz shows I have ever been to,” said
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