W E D N E S D AY APRIL 21, 2004 Vol. 125, No. 75
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INSIDE Delta Gamma, Sigma Nu triumph GETTING IT ON
‘Murder on the Orient Express’ takes top prize at Thurtene Carnival By Bernell Dorrough q Online Editor
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The tearing down of the Kappa Kappa Gamma-Sigma Epsilon facade continued Tuesday afternoon. The combined Delta Gamma-Sigma Nu facade won the coveted Burmeister Cup at this year’s Thurtene. The Cup is given annually for the best overall facade and play.
‘Navigating the gray space’ of ethics the topic of seminar By Kristin McGrath q Student Life News
The men’s and women’s tennis teams celebrated their seniors yesterday during their home match against Principia College. Take a look back at four years of college tennis with Brian Alvo, Rathi Mani, and others.
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Given recent corporate scandals and moral debates, ethics has become an issue difficult to ignore. Washington University’s graduate and professional students hope to bring the role of ethics in the educational and professional worlds to the forefront this Thursday in “Professionalism and Ethics: Navigating the Gray Space,” a seminar sponsored by the University’s Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values. The seminar will feature two speakers with expertise in the sphere of professional and educational ethics. Lisa Lewin, Olin BSBA and Harvard MBA, helped to incorporate ethics into Harvard Business School’s curriculum. Philip Needleman,
Thurtene Carnival is more than just a fundraiser. The annual event is also a chance for fraternity and sorority members to test their skills in a friendly competition of constructing façades and performing skits. This year, the combined efforts of Delta Gamma sorority and Sigma Nu fraternity won the overall award for the best façade and skit, the coveted Burmeister Cup. Even as they tirelessly took down the walls of their façade around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, members of the organizations, such as Delta Gamma President Meredith Nadler, still seemed thrilled with their victory. “This whole experience has been so amazing,” said Nadler, a junior. “This could not have been a more perfect year for me personally.” Their winning skit, “Murder on the Orient Express,” was based on the play of the same name, in which a wealthy businessman fakes his own death to determine who his friends and enemies are. The outside of their façade had individually attached bricks, and the inside was designed to look like a train car. In previous years, most façades have had relatively similar designs, with the audience located in front of the performers. However,
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Ph.D., a member of both the National Council of the University’s School of Medicine and the University’s Board of Trustees, will address the ethical connections between science, medicine and business. Thursday’s event is the second part of the Ethics in Professionalism Seminar Series, which graduate students organized in order to incorporate the discussion of ethics into the University’s curriculum. Emily Rivet, a School of Medicine graduate and current student in the University’s MBA program, helped form the seminar series with a fellow MBA student, Andrea Meacham. Both shared an interest in the role of ethics in various professions.
“Professionalism and Ethics: Navigating the Gray Space”
Featured speakers include Lisa Lewin, Olin BSBA and Harvard MBA, who helped incorporate ethics into Harvard Business School’s curriculum; and Philip Needleman, a member of the National Council of the University’s School of Medicine and the Board of Trustees
Discussions will center on the ethical connections between science, medicine and business
Sponsored by the University’s Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Knight Center
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Festivities focus on ‘Something Green’ for Earth Day
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The campus will become a little bit greener tomorrow with the addition of “Something Green,” a student-run Earth Day celebration. The events, sponsored mainly by Wash U Co-op and the Wilderness Project, will also incorporate Green Action, Green Givens, Project Democracy, Project Awareness, VERDE, and the Sierra Club. While Green Action has typically sponsored the event, this year Wash U Co-op and the Wilderness Project took charge. Wash U Co-op, a recently formed group of Washington University faculty, students, and staff, aims to promote community, environmental sustainability, social responsibility and healthy living. The Wilderness Project, a facet of the Outing Club, sponsors nature-centered trips for students. Sophomore Cara Johnson, a member of both organizations, believes that the event ﬁts well into the groups’ missions. “The Co-op focuses on four main pillars and two of those are environmental sustainability and community,” said Johnson. “We wanted to combine all these different groups and work with all the different organizations to promote those two pillars. As for the Wilderness Project, almost everything we’re doing is environmentally focused.” Tomorrow’s events include a hybrid car demonstration by the Sierra Club, T-shirt decorating, an open Frisbee game, and yoga instruction. Green Givens is also sponsoring a sustainable structure demonstration, in which experts will show how to make sustainable housing out of hay bales. The event will also encourage the community to join for a potluck dinner with live music from University bands. All of these events aim to promote environmental education on campus. “We just want to encourage appreciation of the earth,” said Johnson. “We’re providing education materials about environmentally friendly technology and alternative energy sources. There are a lot of groups involved so it takes a lot of different approaches.” Junior Laura Abulaﬁa, a member of Green Action, hopes that the event will inform students about environmental issues. “Our goals are to promote environmental awareness on campus through recycling and sustainability,” said Abulaﬁa. All of the events will take place outside Mallinckrodt at the Umrath Arch from 12-5 p.m.
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Jeff Smith meets Washington University students at his kickoff barbeque this past Sunday in Forest Park. Smith, a graduate student and teacher in University College, is running in the third congressional district for the seat that Dick Gephardt is vacating.
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