Who Knew WashU?

Question: What is the name of the new program for first-generation WashU students who want to use their STEM educations to improve society?

Answer: A) The Kessler Scholars Program recruits and supports first-generation and limited-income students who want to improve society using their science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees. Its first cohort is part of the Class of 2027.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Scott Matney, parent of a WashU alum, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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Antonio Douthit-Boyd

Antonio Douthit-Boyd, in Arts & Sciences, returned to his hometown of St. Louis years ago and last fall joined WashU full time to be the Performing Arts Department’s ballet master. Learn about his journey and the future of classical dance at WashU.

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WashU balloon goes over big

For the first time, WashU sponsored a hot air balloon in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an annual hot air balloon festival held in Forest Park. “Time Traveler” was among the dozens of entrants that delighted the STL community Sept. 15-16, 2023.

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