Who Knew WashU? 10.10.17

Question: In what year did the annual campus event Safe Trick-or-Treat begin at WashU?

Who Knew WashU? 10.3.17

Question: Which WashU alum co-wrote the spooky film “Ghostbusters”?

Who Knew WashU? 9.26.17

Question: Many alumni have explored the world after their time at Washington University. What did graduates Thomas Allen and William Sachtleben use to travel the world on a three-year post-graduation trip in the late 1800s?

Who Knew WashU? 9.19.17

Question: The late Vilray P. Blair, MD, the first division chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the School of Medicine, had distinctive taste in decorating. What covered the walls of Blair’s operating room?

Who Knew WashU? 9.12.17

Question: How many coins are in the John Max Wulfing Coin Collection, housed in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis?

Who Knew WashU? 8.29.17

Question: On what song is Washington University’s alma mater based?

Who Knew WashU? 8.15.17

Question: A solar eclipse will take place Aug. 21, and the St. Louis region, including the WashU campus, should be a great place to observe it. The university has a long tradition of monitoring eclipses. Which professor led an eclipse-viewing expedition to California in 1889?

Who Knew WashU? 8.8.17

Question: Spring and summer are a key time to enjoy the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Butterfly Garden. Which university group developed the garden in 1996 and maintains it today?

Who Knew WashU? 8.1.17

Question: Washington University is affiliated with 24 Nobel laureates. From which academic discipline does our most recent Nobel Prize winner hail?

Who Knew WashU? 7.25.17

Question: Washington University had the first chartered law school in the United States to admit women. In which year did the university make this pioneering decision?
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