Going big

Going big

In a business famed for slow and patient aging, it’s been a meteoric rise. Just six years ago, former WashU roommates David Mandell and Daniel Linde stood on a rolling cornfield at the eastern edge of Bardstown, Kentucky. Today, the 100-acre site is home to their Bardstown Bourbon Company, already one of the world’s largest bourbon distilleries.
Taking action in St. Louis

Taking action in St. Louis

As co-founder and executive director of Action St. Louis, Kayla Reed, AB ’20, is committed to fighting injustice in her hometown.
Beauty and lamentations

Beauty and lamentations

In a new solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, alumna Ebony G. Patterson explores beauty, tragedy and what lies beneath it all.
Drawing from life

Drawing from life

Dmitri Jackson, BFA ’08, draws the award-winning comic Blackwax Boulevard for music nerds — and everyone else, too.
Sustainable sanitation

Sustainable sanitation

Alumnus Ani Vallabhaneni is co-founder of Sanergy, an organization employing systems-based solutions to solve urban sanitation challenges — and transforming lives in the process.
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