Water world

Three Washington University in St. Louis scientists studied the great granddaddy of all photosynthetic organisms — a strain of cyanobacteria — to develop the first experimental map of that organism’s water world.
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Cutting NIH budget could cripple drug development

New research indicates that more than 90 percent of the newest and most widely prescribed drugs on the market needed National Institute of Health (NIH) funding early in their development. The researchers believe proposed cuts to the NIH budget could cripple future development of new, life-saving drugs.
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Washington University responds to proposed tax legislation

Among the leaders expressing their concern about the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University, who has written on behalf of the university to the 15 members of U.S. Congress representing Missouri and neighboring Illinois to urge them to work against several sections of the bill that would have a negative impact on students and their families, as well as university employees.

‘Reformation/Revolution’ concert Nov. 19

The Washington University Choirs will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a free concert featuring music from the Reformation era alongside songs drawn from more recent protest movements, such as the fights for women’s suffrage and African-American civil rights.
Barbara and Andrew Taylor

Taylor family establishes $10 million scholarship challenge

A $10 million commitment from Andrew Taylor, a life trustee at Washington University, and his wife, Barbara, will establish the Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge, which will match all new and increased gifts for undergraduate scholarships received by the conclusion of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University on June 30, 2018, as well as pledges to be paid by June 30, 2023. 
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Chancellor search committee to hold first ‘listening sessions’ on Danforth Campus

As the search gets underway for the next chancellor of Washington University, the search committee is eager to hear from members of the university community. To begin gathering input, the committee will host listening sessions for Danforth Campus faculty, students and staff Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 and 5. Listening sessions on the Medical Campus will be held in early 2018.
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