Rigged election? Partisans view threats to election integrity differently

Rigged election? Partisans view threats to election integrity differently

Even before they cast their votes, partisans of different stripes are poised to question the legitimacy of the election outcome, but for different reasons. According to political scientist Steven Smith at Washington University in St. Louis, findings of The American Social Survey, sponsored by the university’s Weidenbaum Center, indicate that the intensity of candidate and media attention about voting fraud threats — real or not — is influencing views of the legitimacy of the election outcome in November.
Sam Fox School guest speakers go online

Sam Fox School guest speakers go online

Nationally renowned artists, architects, designers and scholars will discuss their work as part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ fall Public Lecture Series and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s “In Conversation” series. Events begin Sept. 12 with art historian Natilee Harren, followed by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Walter J. Hood, landscape designer for the International African American Museum Sept. 26. Combined, the series will feature 18 virtual presentations.
Large, diverse and talented, Class of 2024 arrives on campus

Large, diverse and talented, Class of 2024 arrives on campus

With high hopes and bulk supplies of hand sanitizer, the Class of 2024 arrived at Washington University in St. Louis Sept. 4-6. “This is what we’ve all been waiting for,” said Nick Cloney, an Arts & Sciences student from Boston. “It may not be what we expected. But even in this altered world, we can still have those integral first-year experiences.” 
Looking skin deep at the growth of neutron stars

Looking skin deep at the growth of neutron stars

Researchers from physics and chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis leveraged data from nuclear scattering experiments to make stringent constraints on how neutrons and protons arrange themselves in the nucleus. Their predictions are tightly connected to how large neutron stars grow and what elements are likely synthesized in neutron star mergers.