Who Knew WashU?

Question: The Holocaust Memorial Lecture has been held annually since 1989. Why does it take place in November? 

Answer: A) The chancellor-appointed committee, along with Student Union, recommended that the event be held around Nov. 9 to coincide with Kristallnacht (which translates to “Night of Broken Glass”), when Jewish properties were vandalized and burned, and many Jewish people were killed, in Germany.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Justin Kransdorf, a McKelvey School of Engineering alumnus, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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Senior Young was a Rhodes Scholar finalist

Washington University in St. Louis senior Kennedy Young was a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She has devoted her years at Washington University to studying the history of mass incarceration and working directly with those in the prison system today.

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Are supply chain disruptions here to stay?

Panos Kouvelis, director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation, said, optimistically, supply chains could recover by next summer. But if the energy crisis in China doesn’t resolve quickly, “2022 will be driven by that crisis and the constraints that it creates.”

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