Increasing savings at tax time

Motivational prompts to save tax refunds and suggested savings amounts for the tax refund can increase saving among low- and moderate-income households, finds a new experimental study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

WashU Expert: More must be done to address opioid crisis

Opioids, including heroin and prescription drugs, killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, more than any year on record, according to the CDC. President Trump’s proposed budget aims to address the crisis with a $500 million increase in prevention and treatment, but it isn’t enough to address the issue, says an expert on substance use disorder treatment.
Brown School alumni awards

Brown School honors distinguished alumni

Eight alumni and friends of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis were recognized March 6 at the 34th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony in the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall.

FOCUS St. Louis selects university members for leadership programs

Four members of the Washington University in St. Louis community have been selected to participate in FOCUS St. Louis leadership programs. Brown School students Hannah Dubreville and Cory Schmitt will participate in the Emerging Leaders program, while Jennifer Thomas, sustainability coordinator, and Emily Underwood, a 2002 alumna, were chosen for the Coro Women In Leadership program.