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?

Who Knew WashU? 9.5.18

Question: Why is the student residential area known as the “South 40”?

Who Knew WashU? 8.1.18

Question: In what year did daily chapel services on campus end, replaced by a weekly lecture by lay people? 

Who Knew WashU? 7.11.18

Question: Which iconic jazz artist received an honorary degree from the university?

Who Knew WashU? 6.27.18

Question: How many Washington University student-athletes have become NCAA individual champions?

Who Knew WashU 6.13.18

Question: Many WashU students and alumni have started their own businesses. What did young alum Andrew Glantz help create while still a student here? 

Who Knew WashU? 5.16.18

Question: In what year did Walter Moran Farmer become the first African-American to earn a degree from Washington University?

Who Knew WashU? 5.2.18

Question: In 2010, Monticello scholars discovered that Washington University owned the ____ – largest collection of Thomas Jefferson’s books.

Who Knew WashU? 4.25.18

Question: Approximately what percentage of WashU undergraduate students are from more than 500 miles away from campus?
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