Who Knew WashU? 2.26.20

Question: The university’s independent student newspaper, Student Life, has been a part of campus for a long time. What year was this publication established?

Student Life covers
A look at some of Student Life’s front pages from the 1950s. (Courtesy photo)

Answer: B) One of the nation’s oldest college newspapers, Student Life was founded in 1878 and launched the careers of many prominent journalists. Among them are Pulitzer Prize winners Mike Peters, creator of the “Mother Goose and Grimm” comic strip; Kenneth Cooper, senior editor at WGBH News in Boston, and Jeff Leen, investigative editor in charge of The Washington Post’s dedicated investigative units.

Read alumni reflections about their experience with the newspaper.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Cheryl Lyons, who works in the Division of Oncology at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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