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Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

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College Prep scholars join the Class of 2021

The university welcomed the 1,780 members of the Class of 2021 yesterday. This year’s class includes seven members of the first cohort of the College Prep Program, which prepares talented, first-generation students for life on a college campus.

Who is the real monster?

Two hundred years after its publication, “Frankenstein” remains a powerful metaphor for the dangers of science unchecked by social responsibility. Corinna Treitel, of Arts & Sciences, discusses in this video “Frankenstein’s” continued power to challenge and inform.

University sets records in innovation, entrepreneurship

During the past fiscal year, the university’s Office of Technology Management reported a number of record figures as a result of the innovative technologies developed by university faculty.

International students marvel at the Great American Eclipse

About 300 incoming PhD and graduate students attended orientation Aug. 21 in Franklin County, in the eclipse’s path of totality. In between learning about Graduate School services and organizations, students stopped to marvel at the eclipse.

Eclipse wows Medical Campus

Dozens of employees and passers-by gathered Aug. 21 at Ellen S. Clark Hope Plaza on the Medical Campus to witness a historic total solar eclipse. Relive the day through this video.

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3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25

Chabad on Campus open house

5:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27

Welcome Mass at Catholic Student Center

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WashU in the News

U.S. marine seismologists fear loss of research ship


His father is a Washington University janitor; now, this Bosnian refugee will study there

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Trump under the gun as Dreamers deadline looms


Your UTI keeps coming back because we use too many antibiotics

Popular Science

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Campus Voices

‘We all must stand against hatred’

Will Ross, MD, of the School of Medicine, writes eloquently in The St. Louis American about the protests and violence in Charlottesville, Va., and how we must move forward and confront hatred and injustice.

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Mary Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine, has been named chair of the board of directors of the American Board of Surgery.

Brett Teng Gao (right), an incoming senior, was part of a team that won the Google-sponsored Artificial Intelligence Genomics Hackathon this summer.

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