Who Knew WashU? 5.15.19

Who Knew WashU? 5.15.19

Question: In what year did U.S. Army Gen. George Marshall, author of what became known as the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild European countries after World War II, deliver the Commencement address at Washington University?
Who Knew WashU? 5.1.19

Who Knew WashU? 5.1.19

Question: The universitywide Commencement ceremony will take place May 17. On that day, what color of tassels and velvet hoods signifies students graduating from the McKelvey School of Engineering?
Who Knew WashU? 4.10.19

Who Knew WashU? 4.10.19

Question: Thurtene, the oldest student-run carnival in the United States, returns to campus this weekend. It has operated without interruption as Thurtene since 1935 except for one year. In which year did the carnival not take place?
Who Knew WashU? 3.27.19

Who Knew WashU? 3.27.19

Question: From 2008-2018, how many companies were founded by Washington University undergraduate alumni?
Who Knew WashU? 3.6.19

Who Knew WashU? 3.6.19

Question: Barry Flanagan’s “Thinker on the Rock” provides an interesting navigational marker on the Danforth Campus. Where else can you find this sculpture?
Who Knew WashU? 2.13.19

Who Knew WashU? 2.13.19

Question: From which reference to George Washington did the university’s first student yearbook receive its name?
Who Knew WashU? 1.16.19

Who Knew WashU? 1.16.19

Question: Famous aviator Charles Lindbergh received an honorary degree in absentia from Washington University in which year? (He planned to attend the ceremony but had to cancel on short notice.)
Who Knew WashU? 12.5.18

Who Knew WashU? 12.5.18

Question: Who was the first faculty fellow to live in a residential college on campus, in 1998?
Who Knew WashU? 11.14.18

Who Knew WashU? 11.14.18

During National Entrepreneurship Month, we ask about one of the many successful women entrepreneurs from WashU. Question: Which alumna founded Nudest, a machine-learning skin tone matching software for beauty and fashion brands?
Who Knew WashU? 11.7.18

Who Knew WashU? 11.7.18

Question: Irma Rombauer, who attended Washington University for a time, wrote and published which best-selling cookbook? 
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