WashU names latest cohort of Mellon Mays fellows
Five sophomores have been selected for the next cohort of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, which is celebrating 30 years at Washington University in St. Louis.
WashU recognized as a top workplace
Washington University in St. Louis has been recognized in several recent surveys as a top workplace. Employees rank the university high in benefits, employee engagement and other key metrics.
WashU Club Gymnastics vaults to the top
Having its most successful year ever, WashU Club Gymnastics boasts 50 members — 30 competitive members who are currently training for the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs National meet this month in Memphis, Tenn., and another 20 recreational members who attend practices on a drop-in basis. Athletes represent a range of ages and experience levels.
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week events scheduled
The Graduate Center of the Office of the Provost is hosting a series of events through April 12 in celebration of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students.
Sophomore opens late-night ice cream shop on South 40
Sophomore and ice cream fanatic Harrison Lieber hosts the grand opening of Campus Creamery, a late-night ice cream shop, on Thursday, March 30. Located on the South 40, the business is serving vanilla ice cream blended with a variety of mix-ins such as Froot Loops, Cocoa Puffs, Oreos and marshmallows.
Taylor Family Center for Student Success to set ‘new standard’ for universities
Washington University emeritus trustee Andrew Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, and his wife, Barbara, have made a $15 million gift to establish the Taylor Family Center for Student Success. The center will connect students to resources, a community of peers — and access to social capital.
African Film Festival to highlight top films, shorts and animated features
The 17th annual African Film Festival at Washington University invites St. Louisans to see Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. This year’s showcase, to be held March 24-26, includes six films and a youth matinee.
Bears win two NCAA titles at Indoor Track Championships
Washington University in St. Louis’ women track and field athletes won two national titles at the 2023 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship March 10-11 in Birmingham, Ala.
WUPD completes training to support people with sensory issues
The Washington University Police Department has completed training through the nonprofit KultureCity to recognize and support people experiencing sensory overload situations during police interactions. WUPD vehicles are now equipped with sensory bags containing noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools and more.
St. Louis high school students compete, meet experts at Brain Bee
Washington University in St. Louis welcomed 54 students from the St. Louis region Feb. 25 for the first in-person St. Louis Area Brain Bee since the COVID-19 pandemic. Sanjay Adireddi of Ladue Horton Watkins High School won this year’s competition and will compete in the U.S. National Brain Bee in April.
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