Who Knew WashU?

Question: The newly built gymnasium on WashU’s campus featured the debut of which of these events during the 1904 Olympic Games?

Answer: B) Boxing made its Olympic debut in what is now part of the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center. The gym also hosted fencing and basketball competitions. Learn more about WashU and St. Louis’ Olympic legacy.


Congrats to this week’s winner, Paul Wise, MD, a professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!


Campus and community news

Holtzman, Chen recognized for exceptional Alzheimer’s research

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis faculty members David M. Holtzman, MD, and Xiaoying Chen were awarded the inaugural Jeffrey L. Morby Prize from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Coolidge shares message of self-acceptance at WashU Commencement

In a speech slyly funny, painfully raw and delightfully circuitous, award-winning actor Jennifer Coolidge shared her own journey to radical self-love with the 3,400 graduates of the WashU Class of 2024.


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