Washington University in St. Louis senior Grace Bruton will work her final games as photo editor of Student Life this weekend at the 19th annual McWilliams Classic. During her seven semesters here, she has captured more than 90 games, meets and matches, four NCAA championship teams, the retirement of beloved football coach Larry Kindbom and the arrival of powerhouse Anthony J. Azama, the John M. Schael Director of Athletics.
The New York Yankees have hired Washington University senior Rohan Gupta as a baseball operations associate. He will crunch big data, “Moneyball”-style, to give his team a competitive edge. It’s a dream job for a student who is passionate about sports and statistics.
In September, 100 alumni of the paper along with current student journalists gathered at Washington University to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Student Life and reflect on how their experiences led to future careers.
Students, staff and faculty are invited to tour the new Harvey Media Center during an open house Sept. 19. Available services include video and audio recording and Polycom video conferencing.
Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University, won 23 awards in the Missouri College Media Association 2013 Newspaper contest, the Missouri Press Association recently announced.
A three-phase construction project will bring the Gephardt Institute for Public Service into the Danforth University Center (DUC) and consolidate student media groups on campus. The Gephardt Institute and key student media — including Student Life, WUTV and KWUR 90.3 FM — will be grouped on the center’s third floor adjacent to the DUC Recording Studio. Construction begins March 19.
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.”
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the rules of war, but they also changed media coverage of war and politics, several prominent journalists concluded at a panel discussion Saturday celebrating the 125th anniversary of Student Life, Washington University’s campus newspaper.
Student Life, the 125 year-old independent student newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, will be celebrating that milestone with a reunion Sept. 12-14. Expected to attend and speak are former Student Life writers Michael Isikoff (A&S ’74), investigative reporter for Newsweek magazine who broke the Monica Lewinsky story in 1998; Ken Cooper (A&S ’77), national editor for The Boston Globe; and Mike Peters (A&S ’65), creator of the “Mother Goose and Grimm” comic strip.