Current fellows and alumni of the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program gathered at Washington University, Oct. 13–15, 2016, for the program’s annual conference and a reunion to celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary. Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth is pictured in the center. (Joe Angeles/WUSTL Photos)

Cultivating faculty diversity

The Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program, a legacy of Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, was founded 25 years ago to encourage graduate students of color to become college professors. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton calls the program “a great opportunity for Washington University to be a leader” in developing diversity among university faculty.
How Whispers will look when renovations are complete in 2018.

Looking back at Whispers in Olin Library

Whispers Café is getting a makeover (along with the rest of the library). What was once a courtyard neighboring Olin became one of the most popular study spots and cafés on campus. Here, we take a look back at how the café evolved.

Law student Marla Borkson (left) volunteered in Nepal after a large earthquake hit the country in April 2015.

Helping rebuild Nepal after an earthquake

In 2014, Marla Borkson volunteered in Nepal for five months. When an earthquake hit in April 2015 while she was in the middle of her 1L year at Washington University, Borkson knew she had to act. She spent her summer in Nepal helping citizens in rural Nepal get health treatments.


Arden Farhi, AB ’07, a producer for CBS News who works at the White House and on presidential campaign trails, got his start in TV at Washington University during the 2004 presidential debate.

From debate volunteer to debate insider

In 2004, Arden Farhi, AB ’07, was a student volunteer for the Bush-Kerry debate. He was assigned to work with CBS and knew he’d found his calling. Now he travels the country and the world producing segments for CBS News’ chief White House correspondent.

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Creating better bar food

Chris Ferguson left the business world to venture into food. Now he’s the founder and owner of Bee’s Knees, providing gourmet bar snacks that pair well with craft beers.

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