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Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Top Stories

Taylor family establishes $10 million scholarship challenge

A $10 million commitment from Andrew Taylor, a life trustee, and his wife, Barbara, will establish the Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge. It will match new and increased gifts for undergraduate scholarships received by the June 2018 conclusion of the Leading Together campaign and pledges to be paid by June 2023. 

Pushing the imaging envelope

University engineer Matthew Lew plans to push the envelope of microscopic imaging to better visualize the molecules involved in Alzheimer’s disease, with funding support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Campus Announcements

Campus blood drive tomorrow

The next universitywide blood drive will be held tomorrow, Nov. 15, at seven locations throughout the campuses. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

WashU in the News

Trump is rapidly reshaping the judiciary

The New York Times

50 years after housing marches, faith communities continue to push for social justice

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

WashU baseball drafts 9-year-old to the team


Are you a bored senior? We have a few ideas for you

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘When Bergdorf served chitlins and champagne’

Rikki Byrd, a lecturer in the Sam Fox School, writes a piece in Racked about the African-American perspective on moments such as upscale department stores offering soul food and fashion shows first including black models.

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A team from the Sam Fox School took first place in the National Organization of Minority Architects’ annual Student Design Competition. Student teams were challenged with designing an eighth- through 12th-grade academy for architectural design and sustainability in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In 2013, WashU student (now engineering graduate) Molly Harrison performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Which activity did she showcase during the parade?
A) Hula dancing B) Marching band
C) Juggling D) Jumping rope

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