Who Knew WashU? 1.16.19

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh in front of the Spirit of St. Louis plane in 1927. (Photo: Library of Congress)

Question: Famous aviator Charles Lindbergh received an honorary degree in absentia from Washington University in which year? (He planned to attend the ceremony but had to cancel on short notice.)

Answer: B) 1928. Lindbergh intended to pick up the degree later but never did. In 1996, School of Law faculty and staff were moving from Mudd Hall to Anheuser-Busch Hall and uncovered his honorary degree.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Karen Redeker, who works in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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