Laurie Maffly-Kipp (left) and Marie Griffith are two endowed professors at the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

To elevate and enlighten

As public rhetoric inflames and divides, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics cultivates rigorous scholarship to build bridges and broaden understanding of America’s most contentious issues.
The Walter Baumhofer Collection in the Modern Graphic History Library. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

From pulps to slicks

The Modern Graphic History Library recently acquired an extensive collection of work related to 20th-century illustrator Walter Baumhofer, who was known as the “King of the Pulps.”

True grit

Amelia Boone, AB ’06, is something of a superhero. By day, the 32-year-old works as a corporate lawyer for Apple in San Jose, California. But in her free time, she is an obstacle-course racing icon.

From campus news to the halls of power

Laura Meckler fell in love with journalism while an undergraduate and wrote for Student Life at Washington University. Now a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Meckler has covered some of the country’s most controversial stories, including the current presidential election.

Creating a network

When he’s not helping design critically lauded commercial buildings, Xopher Pollard, BFA ’05, is overseeing another, equally important construction project: building bridges between Washington University and its LGBTQIA alumni.
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