WashU balloon goes over big

WashU balloon goes over big

For the first time, WashU sponsored a hot air balloon in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an annual hot air balloon festival held in Forest Park. “Time Traveler” was among the dozens of entrants that delighted the STL community Sept. 15-16, 2023.
Back to Bogalusa

Back to Bogalusa

Former Student Union President Tyrin Truong, AB ’21, continues his commitment to public service at age 23 as one of the country’s youngest mayors.
‘Compton effect’

‘Compton effect’

Arthur Holly Compton, WashU’s ninth chancellor, conducted X-ray scattering experiments in 1922 that demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. At the time, the idea that light had both wave and particle properties was not easily accepted. His discovery stimulated the development of quantum mechanics and was recognized with the Nobel Prize in 1927.
‘Let It Snow’

‘Let It Snow’

Undergraduate vocalists Zoe Levin and Izzy Williams join pianist Kara Mehrmann for an exclusive performance of a holiday classic.
Just the beginning

Just the beginning

Jim Brock and Kevin Hammerschmidt began their college careers with the Washington University Prison Education Project. This spring, both were among the first PEP alumni to earn their bachelor’s degrees on the Danforth Campus.
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