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Friday, April 6, 2018

Top Stories

Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver Commencement address

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a renowned foreign policy expert, scholar and former top State Department official, will give the university’s Commencement address May 18. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton shared the news April 5 during the senior class toast.

Major milestone reached in effort to ID cancers’ genetic roots

Scientists at the School of Medicine and other institutions have completed the genetic sequencing and analyses of more than 11,000 tumors from patients, spanning 33 types of cancer — all part of The Cancer Genome Atlas project.

Mann, Jacobs receive annual Harris Award

To recognize their extraordinary contributions to their hometown, Marylen Mann and Frank Jacobs are the 2018 recipients of the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award.

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2:45 p.m. Friday, April 6

Event celebrating William Gass’ life

11 a.m. Saturday, April 7

Art on Campus walking tour

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Campus Announcements

Take part in Active Transportation Month

April is Active Transportation Month. The Office of Sustainability encourages the university community to join the Active Transportation Challenge, which begins Monday, April 9, plus enjoy free bike tuneups and more.

Reminder: New events edition debuts next week

A reminder that next week, you’ll see something new in our Record distribution: three days of news and perspectives and a new featured focus on happenings around the university.

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WashU in the News

Britain aims to close gender pay gap with transparency and shame

The New York Times

Scientists say the Mississippi is flooding more than it has in 500 years — and we caused it

The Washington Post

Too many antibiotics can give preemies a lifetime of ill health


Why Scott Pruitt’s living arrangement raises ethics concerns

PBS NewsHour

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Campus Voices

‘Why didn’t I kill him?’

Luther Tyus, a social work student at the Brown School, writes a piece published on the CNN Opinion page about his years working as a St. Louis-area police officer, why police shoot suspects and how officer training should improve.  

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University Libraries recently received a $50,000 grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation, created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The funding will support the libraries’ Modern Literature Collection and digitization of student publications in the University Archives.

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