Brookings star on St. Louis Walk of Fame dedicated

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Above: Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth speaks about the contributions of Robert S. Brookings to Washington University, St. Louis and the United States during the June 23 dedication of the Brookings star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop. Brookings served as president of WUSTL’s Board of Trustees from 1895-1928 and was instrumental in shaping the development and construction of the university’s Danforth Campus and the transformation of its medical school. “Without him, we would not have the modern Washington University,” Danforth said at the ceremony. Brookings also founded the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and helped develop Cupples Station in downtown St. Louis. Below: Brookings’ star is located on the northeast corner of Delmar and Skinker boulevards, just outside WUSTL’s Corner Building. For more information about Brookings and the star dedication, visit For more information about the St. Louis Walk of Fame, visit