Brown urges graduates to listen to their internal voice
Sterling K. Brown, a St. Louis native and an award-winning actor and producer, gave the Commencement address May 15, urging graduates to follow their inner voice, to replace fear with curiosity, and to know that they can love friends and family even when they disagree.
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The Age of Goggles Has Arrived
If goggles really are the future of computing, they will have to overcome a bevy of conflicting sentiments, writes Ian Bogost.
Siteman Cancer Center launches podcast
A new podcast from Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine takes a deep dive into what it’s like to be diagnosed with cancer. Plus, “This is Cancer” will offer survivors’ stories as well as expert advice from WashU physicians.
Parasitic infections hit the health of low-income Black communities where states have neglected sewage systems
A concentrated nationwide effort to update and maintain sanitation systems is the best way to finally halt infection transmission and support health equity across the U.S., writes Theresa Gildner in The Conversation.
Students ready to be back on campus
Senior Amanda Sherman is back to ambush — ahem, interview — Washington University in St. Louis students (and a WashU canine) about the new academic year.
New book explores ways to combat economic injustice in America
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rate of poverty among industrialized nations? In a new book, “The Poverty Paradox,” based on decades of research, renowned poverty expert Mark Rank, a professor at the Brown School, develops a unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.