A look at WashU’s top employer ranking

Amanda Pope, director of HR communications and employee engagement at WashU, discusses the university’s being recognized as Missouri’s top employer by Forbes, sharing initiatives offered to support employees throughout the pandemic.

The ‘Whereas Hoops’ project

Noah Cohan in Arts & Sciences and John Early at the Sam Fox School are leading efforts to bring basketball hoops to Forest Park. Cohan writes about their project and the history of why basketball is conspicuously absent in a park with sporting facilities aplenty.

Why we should worry about Big Tech’s investment in a new brain technology

In addition to reaping the benefits of brain-computer interfaces, we need to ensure that we have the means to protect ourselves from corporations with every incentive to exploit this technology — and the inner workings of our own brains — for their financial gain, writes Rebecca Schwarzlose, research scientist in psychological & brain sciences in Arts & Sciences.

Inazu was in the Pentagon on 9/11. He reflects on the day

John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, was working in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, when a plane crashed into the building. Here, he reflects on the day and what it means to him now.

Pluto should be our ninth planet

Paul Byrne, associate professor of earth & planetary sciences, argues our official definition of what is and isn’t a planet is in need of a long-overdue shake up.

Everyone has an opinion on Afghanistan — Do voters care?

Ultimately, voters care about whether a president makes the right policy decisions, not whether American forces remain deployed abroad to maintain their reputation, writes William Nomikos, assistant professor of political science.

‘The games within the game’

Patrick Rishe, director of Olin Business School’s sports business program, writes an article in Forbes about college sports, arguing that their shifting tides will benefit schools, athletes and fans.
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