While they can never replace the exhilaration of being in a cap and gown sitting in Brookings Quadrangle surrounded by friends, family and faculty, plans are in place at Washington University in St. Louis to recognize our graduates’ important milestone through online ceremonies and celebrations.
With 33 million Americans unemployed and the global economy hurtling toward recession, some students may be tempted to sit out the job and internship market. But that would be a huge mistake, said Mark Smith, associate vice chancellor and dean of career services.
St. Louis recently became the first jurisdiction in the Midwest — and just the fourth in the country — to adopt a comprehensive new standard designed to reduce its carbon footprint. Washington University’s Office of Sustainability provided technical expertise to support the new standard’s development.
Washington University is firmly committed to addressing and preventing sexual misconduct on our campuses. We will review the U.S. Department of Education’s newly released Final Rule under Title IX and engage with members of our community in the coming weeks and months regarding implementation of any measures that may be required by changes to the law.
Himadri Pakrasi, founding director of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) at the university, will conclude his tenure as director, effective July 1. David Fike, who has been associate director, will serve as interim InCEES director.
Images from on and around the Washington University campuses.
Technological advancement has been a saving grace during this time of social distancing; affording communities the ability to maintain schedules and share special moments. For Washington University, one online tool in particular has kept things moving as efficiently as possible.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network appointed Jake Laktas university program director for Washington University in St. Louis. He will work closely with faculty and students, connecting them with regional industry partners and forging collaborations.
Washington University faculty, staff and students are contributing to a project to create fabric masks for campus members and others in St. Louis to wear when they need to leave their homes during the pandemic.
As the region, nation and world continue to navigate the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University has begun mobilizing its efforts in preparation for the fall semester, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.