McMillan Hall addition enhances anthropology teaching, research

The Department of Anthropology is widely recognized as a gem, with a reputation for excellence among top institutions. Yet housed in one of Washington University in St. Louis’ oldest and most revered buildings — McMillan Hall — the Arts & Sciences department had been challenged by an infrastructure ill equipped to support the research and teaching needs of the highly regarded department, with its growing numbers of undergraduate and graduate students. Until now, that is.

New green roof at Washington University promotes sustainability, adds green space

Photo by Joe AngelesThe green roof on the South 40 House.An environmentally friendly “green roof” — containing grass, native plants and approximately 110,000 pounds of soil — opened last week at the South 40 House on Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus. The new roof helps the university conserve energy and water and provides additional gathering space for students.