Washington University announces local College Prep scholars

Washington University announces local College Prep scholars

Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 49 rising high school sophomores to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college. Recent graduates of the program have been admitted to Yale, John Hopkins, Spelman and Washington University and have received millions in scholarship offers.
Senior Class President Joey Vettiankal’s message to the Class of 2019

Senior Class President Joey Vettiankal’s message to the Class of 2019

In his message to fellow graduates at Commencement, comic book fan and Senior Class President Joey Vettiankal shared the many parallels between the Marvel universe and Washington University. Vettiankal earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Arts & Sciences.
Graduate student speaker Alexandra Keane’s message to the Class of 2019

Graduate student speaker Alexandra Keane’s message to the Class of 2019

Alexandra Keane, who earned a doctor of medicine degree, told fellow members of Class of 2019 to nurture their creative thinking. “Entering a continually moving world, I hope we unplug, indulge in the stillness and feed our imaginative spirit, for this may generate our own Newtonian flash of discovery,” she said.

Chancellor Wrighton’s message to the Class of 2019

In his final Commencement address as chancellor, Mark S. Wrighton urged the Class of 2019 to address the urgent issue of climate change. Wrighton’s tenure as chancellor concludes May 31 after 24 years at the helm.
Michael Bloomberg’s 2019 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis

Michael Bloomberg’s 2019 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis

Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, delivered the address at Washington University in St. Louis’ 158th Commencement ceremony. Read his remarks, calling for a return to civic dialogue to find solutions to global challenges, delivered to the Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17, in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus.
Commencement marks new beginning for more than 3,100 graduates

Commencement marks new beginning for more than 3,100 graduates

Washington University’s 158th Commencement ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May, 17, in Brookings Quadrangle, where more than 12,000 family, friends, professors, staff, administrators and trustees will gather to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2019. Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, will deliver the Commencement address.
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