Readers Respond to Magazine Survey

During summer 2011, the university’s ­director of market research ­emailed a readership survey to more than 34,000 members of Washington Magazine’s alumni community.
Sustainability Exhibit Reaches for the Sky

Sustainability Exhibit Reaches for the Sky

With utopian ambition and scientific precision, Tomás Saraceno redefines both the built environment and the role of the artist. Clouds, bubbles, spider webs and other natural structures inspire his spectacular, gravity-defying installations and visionary sculptural models.
Service-learning Students Preserve St. Louis History

Service-learning Students Preserve St. Louis History

For 40 years, Tillie’s Food Shop operated at the corner of Garrison and Sheridan avenues in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood in North St. Louis. More than a ­grocery store, the site became a hub of informal activism and ­community empowerment.

Celebrating Books

The famed New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast (see sample at left) and historian Douglas Brinkleypresented keynote addresses for the university’s 10th annual faculty book colloquium in December 2011.
Investing in People: Key to Realizing Potential

Investing in People: Key to Realizing Potential

Howard Wood credits his success in business to one fundamental principle: “If you hire bright, dedicated people, they will see to it that you succeed.” As co-founder of two of the nation’s most successful telecommunications companies, Wood understands the value of investing in talented individuals.
Restaurateur Serves up Authentic Chinese

Restaurateur Serves up Authentic Chinese

Xi’an Famous Foods in New York City is becoming a phenomenon. Critics rhapsodize about its strictly authentic cuisine from the northwestern Chinese city of Xi’an, the country’s ancient capital and former gateway to the Silk Road.