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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Knew WashU? 10.24.18

Question: During World War II, which activities were suspended on campus?

Who Knew WashU? 9.26.18

Question: How long did the 1904 Olympics, held on what’s now known as the Danforth Campus, last?

Who Knew WashU? 9.19.18

Question: Barry Commoner, who was a university biologist and leader in the environmental movement, helped conduct the St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey, begun in 1958. How many teeth were collected in that effort?
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