Robin McDowell rides on a boat on the Arafura Sea, off the southeastern coast of Indonesia, where the Thai fishing trawlers were operating. (Courtesy photo)

Trawling the waters

As a foreign correspondent, alumna Robin McDowell and a team of investigative reporters exposed the widespread use of slave labor in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. Unbeknown to many, this seafood could end up in your local grocery store or favorite restaurant.
Members of the Class of 1967 celebrate their 50th Reunion, participating in the Commencement procession Friday, May 19, 2017. (Jerry Naunheim Jr./WUSTL Photos)

Coming full circle

Members of the Class of 1967 returned to the university to celebrate their 50th Reunion. Much has changed since they were students, but their affinity for the place and people endure.
The Lick Observatory at Mount Hamilton in California circa 1880.

Observations eclipse early obstacles

Chancellor William Chauvenet nurtured Edward S. Holden’s interest in astronomy on the campus of Washington University, but Holden’s initial fascination with the field sprang from a series of circumstances associated with childhood tragedy.
An excerpt from "Caroline Isle: 4000 Miles Across The Pacific: 3 weeks on Coral Atoll. English & American Eclipse Expedition of 1883," by Winslow Jpton, U.S. Singal Service, Washington & c. Ray Woods, Science & Art Dept., S. Kensington, London.

Eclipse in rhyme

Edward S. Holden’s 1883 expedition report to the National Academies was written with all due respect. However, a handwritten note, written in rhyme, from a crew member of the U.S.S. Hartford suggests the voyagers enjoyed lighter moments as well.

Meaningful entertainment

Documentary filmmaker and The Daily Show senior producer Sara Taksler’s, AB ’01, latest film, Tickling Giants, is about how political satire shook the halls of power in Egypt after the Arab Spring.
Andrew McCabe, JD '93, at FBI headquarters

A position with agency

Andrew McCabe, JD ’93, was always interested in criminal law but an internship he had while a law student at WashU convinced him to become an FBI agent. After a long career that’s including busting up crime rings and fighting terrorists, he’s been named deputy director of one of the nation’s top security organizations.