What’s in a name?
Find out how Washington University got its name, and learn more about its founding, its mission and some of its pivotal leaders over the years.
Julia Lindon: Comedian on the rise
Comedian Julia Lindon writes, hosts a podcast and acts. She also recently created a TV pilot inspired by her own ‘coming-of-age and coming out’ experiences in New York. The show, Lady Liberty, is streaming now.
Fighting crime like war
In The Punitive Turn in American Life, WashU alumnus Michael S. Sherry describes how America applied war tactics to fighting crime.
How Teddy Wayne became a prominent literary voice
Novelist Teddy Wayne blends personal experience with dynamic fiction to create works that get to the heart of the American experience.
Helping teachers thrive in high-needs classrooms
WashU alumni are partnering with their alma mater to improve teacher quality and retention.
Call me ‘Hotch’
Henry I. Schvey, professor of drama in the Performing Arts Department, reflects on his 30-year friendship with A.E. Hotchner in this remembrance.
It’s time for change
Three esteemed Arts & Sciences faculty members discuss the social movement against police brutality taking place across the nation and the world, and its implications for teaching, research and higher education.
Soaring into history
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.
How an invention gets out of the lab and into the world
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.
The good, the bad, the ugly of big data
Big data is changing the world, but is it for the better? Liberty Vittert, professor of practice in data science at Olin Business School, discusses big data’s even bigger impact.
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