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Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Top Stories

Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable

People who survive brain infection with West Nile virus can have neurological problems long after the virus is gone. A new School of Medicine study in mice suggests unresolved inflammation may be the reason.

2018-19 tuition, room, board, fees announced

Undergraduate tuition at the university will be $52,400 for the 2018-19 academic year — a $1,750 increase over 2017-18 tuition, announced Amy B. Kweskin, vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer.

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the recent Board of Trustees meeting, several faculty members were appointed with tenure or promoted with tenure, with most changes effective Jan. 1.

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9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program training

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WashU in the News

Will women lead the Democrats to victory?

The New York Times

What is ‘purpose’ and why does it make us healthier?


WashU partners with full-ride scholarship program for elite colleges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

‘Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart’ to screen at WashU

The St. Louis American

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John Majors, emeritus professor of biochemistry, molecular biophysics, 69

John Majors photoJohn E. Majors, professor emeritus of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, died Jan. 10 of a heart attack. He was 69. Majors was known for key contributions to the field of molecular biology.

Campus Voices

‘American exceptionalism and America first’

Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, writes in Religion & Politics about President Donald Trump’s views and how his “America First” approach to governing is in contrast to the concept of American exceptionalism.

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“Life After Rugby,” the first book-length poetry collection by Eileen G’Sell, was published in December by Gold Wake Press. G’Sell is a lecturer in writing and in the Prison Education Project in Arts & Sciences.

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