August 13, 2020

Author: Austin Esposito

Webster repeals sexual assault course requirement

Webster University will no longer require current undergraduates to participate in the university’s online sexual assault prevention course. The university will instead focus more on the participation of incoming students. Webster, by making it a requirement for all undergraduates, was going beyond the federal mandate making all U.S. colleges provide sexual assault prevention training for students.

Vote on smoking ban awaiting admin approval

Webster’s Student Government Association (SGA) approved a measure for students to vote on whether or not they want to ban smoking on campus. The ban would include electronic cigarettes, vape pens and oral tobacco products. The policy states exceptions will be made to students who live on campus, but those students will have to get approval from the Office of Housing and Residential Life. SGA is in the final steps of getting the policy on next month’s ballot and is awaiting final word from administration.

Young stands strong

Webster University Student Government Association Senator Andrew Young was in a car accident when he was a sophomore in high school. He was told by doctors he may never be able to walk again. The diagnosis proved to be incorrect.

Not “feeling the Bern”

Young people all over the country are “feeling the Bern,” according to an NBC News poll taken in October.  Opponent Hillary Clinton led that poll nationally, but among younger voters,…