William H. Danforth (1926-2020) served as Washington University’s 13th chancellor. A man of compassion, Chancellor Danforth touched the lives of countless students, faculty and staff, and he oversaw the university’s rise from a commuter campus to a world-renowned institution.
WashU alumni are partnering with their alma mater to improve teacher quality and retention.
In Beyond the Ballot, the Missouri History Museum introduces us to some forgotten women of St. Louis whose pivotal work helped shape society and the suffragist movement.
Four faculty members share their thoughts on the complicated history of the women’s suffrage movement, the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and their hopes for what we might do today to honor the anniversary.
Alumna Laura Adams McKie helped build a museum that teaches visitors about the suffrage movement and the prison where women were sent for picketing for the right to vote.
On May 30, 2020, WashU alumnus Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley became the first astronauts in NASA’s history to launch from a commercially built and operated spacecraft, the SpaceX Crew Dragon. For the Demo-2 mission, the two are testing the spacecraft’s transportation system for future missions.
Life-changing innovations continue to emerge from the university thanks to creative faculty research, cross-collaboration and the aid of the Office of Technology Management.
Oct. 3, 2019, was an extraordinary day for Washington University as Andrew D. Martin was inaugurated as our 15th chancellor. The day centered around Martin’s message of building on the university’s momentum, detailing successes of the past and present, and outlining his vision for the future.
Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School, is planning a population-wide initiative that could improve the lives of 60,000 black men in St. Louis.
“Call Andrew” was his graduate students’ catchphrase. They said his sharply focused insight would always provide clarity and direction. In summer 2018, the university made such a call, and Andrew Martin answered, becoming the 15th chancellor of Washington University June 1, 2019.
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