Vivienne Chang and Eugenia Yoh met back in 2018 at a Washington University hotpot party hosted by the Taiwanese Students Organization. The two students soon learned, not surprisingly, they both loved the food, culture and people of Taiwan, where they both had family. They also discovered another, more unusual passion – children’s books. Their debut book, “This is Not My Home,” was released in January.
Contra, the WashU men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, is making another run for USA college championships. The team spends hours training and even more bonding. “We are there for each other on and off the field,” says player Elie Weitzman.
Washington University in St. Louis Emeritus Trustee and alumnus Robert Frick and his wife, Barbara, have made a gift to establish a pilot initiative at the university to encourage an understanding of, and commitment to, civil discourse, free and open markets, free speech and personal responsibility.
The Washington University community is invited to nominate students for the 2023 James E. McLeod Honors and Awards Program. The nomination deadline is Feb. 28.
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is accepting applications for its Civic Scholars and St. Louis Fellowships programs through Jan. 22.
Innovative discoveries, interesting students and inspiring speakers were all captured on video at Washington University in St. Louis. Here, The Source looks back at some of 2022’s highlights.
Washington University made huge strides in 2022 to make its programs and degrees more accessible to students of all backgrounds. From the Make Way initiative to full scholarships for low-income School of Law JD students to stipends for students who intern at St. Louis nonprofits and businesses, these programs build on the momentum of existing initiatives.
Ganesh Chelluboyina, a doctoral student at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a 2023 Quad Fellowship. Chelluboyina studies light-absorbing aerosols, particularly organic aerosols that result from wildfires.
High school senior Marye’ Jones got two big surprises Monday: a letter of admissioon to WashU, her dream school, and a WashU Pledge scholarship award, which will cover tuition, housing, books and more. Jones, of St. Louis, was among 700 students admitted through the early decision process.
iGrad, an interactive financial wellness platform for college students, is now available for free to all Danforth Campus students. The platform is designed to boost student financial literacy and to develop money management skills.