Laurie Maffly-Kipp (left) and Marie Griffith are two endowed professors at the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

To elevate and enlighten

As public rhetoric inflames and divides, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics cultivates rigorous scholarship to build bridges and broaden understanding of America’s most contentious issues.
Laura Meckler, AB ’90, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, fell in love with journalism while reporting for Student Life as an undergrad. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

From campus news to the halls of power

Laura Meckler fell in love with journalism while an undergraduate and wrote for Student Life at Washington University. Now a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Meckler has covered some of the country’s most controversial stories, including the current presidential election.

The Walter Baumhofer Collection in the Modern Graphic History Library. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

From pulps to slicks

The Modern Graphic History Library recently acquired an extensive collection of work related to 20th-century illustrator Walter Baumhofer, who was known as the “King of the Pulps.”

Amelia Boone, AB ’06, is a corporate lawyer by day and an obstacle- course racer in her off-hours. (At press time, the editors learned Boone is recovering from an injury.) Courtesy photo

True grit

Amelia Boone, AB ’06, is something of a superhero. By day, the 32-year-old works as a corporate lawyer for Apple in San Jose, California. But in her free time, she is an obstacle-course racing icon.

Alum Erik L'Heureux recently won the prestigious Wheelwright Prize from Harvard's Graduate School of Design.

Designing for the tropics

Thanks to a Wheelwright prize from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design award-winning architect Erik L’Heureux is traveling to some of the world’s fastest growing cities along the equator to study how urbanization and tropical climates impact design.

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