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December 2023

Featured stories

Grace and grit

Grace and grit

That’s the ‘life hashtag’ of Alicia Graf Mack, MA ’10, ballerina and Juilliard dean. And it describes her perfectly.
An old illustration animates a new story

An old illustration animates a new story

‘After years and years …,’ a forgotten Christmas card from the late 1940s reveals the early genius of an Emmy Award–winning alumnus and his admiration for Mother Baird, a fraternity housemother.

WashU balloon goes over big

For the first time, WashU sponsored a hot air balloon in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an annual hot air balloon festival held in Forest Park. “Time Traveler” was among the dozens of entrants that delighted the STL community Sept. 15-16, 2023.

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The work will save you

The work will save you

An excerpt from Carl Phillips’ newest book, “My Trade is Mystery: Seven Meditation from a Life in Writing.”

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Raising twins in a gender-bending world

Alumni Community

Class Notes

Danielle Borrin Hertz

Danielle Borrin Hertz, LA05, was appointed by President Joseph Biden to be a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing board of trustees of the museum.

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