This Week In WUSTL History

Aug. 22, 2001

A revamped curriculum for Arts & Sciences students was implemented with the beginning of the fall semester. With its first comprehensive revision in more than 20 years, the curriculum features course clusters, increased opportunities for small-group learning, “capstone” experiences and renewed emphasis on writing and quantitative analysis.

Aug. 26, 1987

The first Ervin Scholars began their education at Washington University. These scholarships are awarded to African-American students on the basis of academic merit and community service. The scholarships were named in honor of John B. Ervin, a nationally recognized African-American educator and former WUSTL dean.

This feature will run in each 2003-04 issue of the Record as part of the observance of Washington University’s 150th anniversary.