How does dicamba drift?

How does dicamba drift?

Environmental engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have been studying dicamba drift to understand why the herbicide vaporizes and migrates to other crops.
What we know — and don’t know — about the new FAFSA

What we know — and don’t know — about the new FAFSA

After a shaky launch, the new 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is now accessible and largely bug-free, says Mike Runiewicz, assistant vice provost and director of Student Financial Services. Here, Runiewicz explains what families need to know about the new form and how the new federal financial aid formula may impact financial aid awards for college students.
VC bust? Time to return to fundamentals in 2024

VC bust? Time to return to fundamentals in 2024

After years of record investments and outsized returns fueled by ultralow interest rates, 3,200 U.S. private venture-backed companies — mostly tech startups — went out of business last year. Doug Villhard at Olin Business School said the bust will cause the industry to reassess what is really important.
Four factors that drove 2023’s extreme heat

Four factors that drove 2023’s extreme heat

2023 was the hottest year in recorded history. Michael Wysession, a professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, explains four factors that drove the year’s extreme heat and climate disasters — and what this means for the future.
Navigating political discussions at holiday gatherings

Navigating political discussions at holiday gatherings

Planning to stay mum around the holiday table when the subject of politics comes up? Political scientist Taylor Carlson, in Arts & Sciences, says we would be better off learning to have open, respectful conversations with one another — especially with those who have opposing viewpoints.
Open enrollment privacy concerns

Open enrollment privacy concerns

During this open enrollment season, parents should consider privacy implications when adding their adult children to their health insurance plan, said a health insurance expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
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