The New York Times spotlights WUSTL’s rapid ascent to national elite

Washington University’s ascent from streetcar college to elite ranks of the nation’s finest research universities was the subject of a front page feature in the Dec. 22 issue of The New York Times. The article notes that WUSTL recently pierced the top 10 circle of U.S. News and World Report rankings, humbling several Ivy League institutions along the way. “Such an ascent is what almost every university strives for, but none have come close to matching Washington’s success,” states the New York Times.

Former New York Times managing editor Gerald Boyd to address journalism’s challenges

Gerald Boyd, former managing editor of The New York Times, will deliver the Greg Freeman Legacy Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Graham Chapel at Washington University. The talk is free and open to the public. Graham Chapel is located just north of Mallinckrodt Center (6445 Forsyth) on the University’s main campus. Boyd’s talk is titled “Journalism 2003: Meeting Challenges from Race to Credibility.”