Schael was hired in 1978. At the time, the athletics department was made up primarily of part-time staff. The facilities were 60 years old. “There were lots of naysayers,” Schael recalls. “They said things like, ‘You’ll never be able to change this department.’”
“The most important legacy for him is that the student-athletes have a great experience. It’s not the wins and losses, but the experience itself,” says Nancy Fahey, women’s basketball coach.
The stats that show how former athletics director John Schael changed the department over his 30-year tenure.
In a landmark new book, sociologist Mark R. Rank, PhD, explains why the chase for the American Dream has gotten out of reach for many.
While a graduate student, Kirk A. Foster, MSW ’02, PhD ’11, assistant professor of social work, University of South Carolina, helped Professor Rank with research for “Chasing the American Dream.”
In “Economic Realities of the American Dream,” professors Steven Fazzari and Mark Rank examine the American Dream’s historical meaning, the traditional pathways to reach it, the current obstacles to achieving it and its viability in the future.
Washington University alumni thrive in the compelling and competitive art auction business.
Breaking into the competitive auction world isn’t for the fainthearted, but students can take steps to prepare themselves academically.
In November 2013, Joshua Aiken, AB ’14, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in England. He intends to earn two master’s degrees there, one in U.S. history and one in forced migration studies.
Alumnae Jessica Mayo and Nicole Cortes founded the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, a nonprofit that provides legal services and community education for low-income immigrants in the St. Louis region.
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