Who Knew WashU? 12.5.17

Question: Washington University has a thriving doctoral program today. In which year did the university award its first PhD to a student?

Anna Isabel Mulford photo
Mulford

Answer: B) The university awarded its first doctoral degree in 1895 to student Anna Isabel Mulford, who presented her dissertation on the agave plant. She later went on to discover several plant species.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Kathy Steiner-Lang, of the Office for International Students and Scholars, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

 

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