For much of the developing world, access to electrical lighting is uncertain. Many rural farming villages exist “off the grid.” Major cities from Nairobi to Kolkata are subject to regular blackouts. The effect is that people aren’t as productive as they could be; they have to spend scarce money on candles; or sometimes they develop respiratory problems from the kerosene fumes.
For a class assignment from her central Pennsylvania high school, Madeleine Daepp — the recipient of competitive scholarships from the Truman and Udall foundations and a Rhodes scholarship finalist — conducted a research project on hog farming.
Washington University’s business, engineering and law schools are collaborating on a new course that embeds students in the center of the thriving entrepreneur community in downtown St. Louis.
At polling places across America in November 2012, Latinos and African Americans under age 30 were disproportionately asked for identification, even in states that do not have voter ID laws, according to a post-election analysis by researchers at Washington University and the University of Chicago.
In the song “School Days,” Chuck Berry proclaimed, “Long live rock ’n’ roll,” and at Washington University so it has.
Washington University is moving forward with an $80 million mixed-use development of student apartments and retail spaces in the Delmar Loop.
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time and place have come.
Elizabeth Beltrán Martí, BSBA ’04
David Herman, BSCE ’04
Carol Barton, BFA ’76
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