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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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University commits $100 million to MD scholarships

The School of Medicine will provide $100 million in scholarship funding, allowing as many as half of its medical students to attend tuition-free and providing others with partial support. Efforts to enhance the medical education program also will benefit.

Community input sought for strategic planning process

Under the leadership of Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin, Washington University will embark on a strategic planning process this spring, to be heavily informed by input from members of the university community.

Parking and Transportation announces permit prices

The university announced parking permit pricing for the 2019-20 academic year. In the coming weeks, a series of town halls will be held to provide updates and answer questions from the campus community.

New model links loans to bank’s capital on hand

Finance and regulations scientist Anjan Thakor, of Olin Business School, published a paper with a theoretical model that proposes bridging the divide between bankers and politicians to link capital requirements to credit allocation — a bank’s business of financing loans.

WashU Expert: The global helium shortage hits home

Helium is a valuable nonrenewable resource that is critical in medicine and research. But helium supply and pricing are unreliable. Sophia Hayes, of Arts & Sciences, spoke about the need for congressional action to address these challenges.

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5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

Assembly Series: ‘The Fake News Cycle’

8 p.m. Thursday, April 18

Jazz at Holmes: jazz students perform

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WashU in the News

Game of Thrones’ Iron Bank, explained

Marketplace (American Public Media)

Many students don’t know how to study. Here’s how parents can help.

The Washington Post

CBD lures stressed-out parents looking to unwind

The New York Times

Study finds taking photos on vacation might not ruin experience, but posting them on social media does

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus Voices

Student talks growing up, empathy at TEDx WUSTL

Max Klapow, a sophomore in Arts & Sciences, presented the student talk at the TEDx WUSTL event last month, along with three faculty speakers. He talked about the concept of radical empathy, “the idea that in order to connect with someone we disagree with, we have to start by understanding that their worldview was shaped by a set of life experiences, just like ours.”

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Four Brown School graduates were honored as Distinguished Alumni during a recognition ceremony April 3 for their outstanding contributions to the fields of social work or public health.

A book by Tim Bartley, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, has won the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for best book from the International Studies Association’s Environmental Studies Section.

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