A Re-Directed Life

A Re-Directed Life

Alumnus Clark Porter, an ex-felon himself, now develops programs to help some of the toughest repeat offenders stay on the path to a new life.
Crossroads in the Desert

Crossroads in the Desert

This August 121 years ago, two Washington University graduates found themselves sweltering in Iran, as they grappled with an immense problem: How to cross Asia by bicycle? The outcome would make them famous.
Students & Young Alumni Party With a Purpose

Students & Young Alumni Party With a Purpose

Finding opportunities for students to engage with alumni is one of the main goals of the Washington University Alumni Association. Last June, the Alumni Association joined forces with the Career Center to host networking parties around the country.
Improving Disaster Relief

Improving Disaster Relief

Alumnus Ben Smilowitz founded the nonprofit Disaster Accountability Project to improve logistics of disaster relief after witnessing pitfalls in the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Artist at the Crossroads

Artist at the Crossroads

In its review of the Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, a major three-museum exhibit running through Oct. 21, the New York Times called out alumna Ebony G. Patterson’s portrait collage Untitled Species I (2010–11) — on view at the Studio Museum — for particular praise, labeling the piece as a “knockout” that “suggests the double-edged potential of radical identity transformation.”