In this issue
In 2020, so much about what we know to be normal came to a grinding halt for the WashU community. One week in March, we’re looking ahead to spring break, and then suddenly it’s an unending hiatus. Yet the work of the university, and its families, goes on.
WashU alumni are among the researchers working around-the-clock on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. They say they won’t rest until there are no more deaths from COVID-19.
Not only do low-income and first-generation students at WashU have a plethora of resources available to them, they also have supportive top administrators who understand exactly what the students are dealing with, because they’re first-generation too.
Helping first-generation and low-income students means looking beyond applications and really figuring out the need.