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Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

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Preparation underway for chancellor’s inauguration

The inauguration of Andrew D. Martin as the 15th chancellor of Washington University will take place Oct. 3 in a daylong, communitywide celebration.

Region’s school discipline gap larger than thought

In St. Louis area schools, students who are black, male and have a disability are far more likely to be suspended than those least at risk — 20, 30 or even 60 times more likely, finds a new study from the Brown School and Forward Through Ferguson.

Arthritis-causing virus hides in body for months

Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed a way to fluorescently tag cells infected with chikungunya virus. The technique opens up new avenues to study how the virus persists in the body and potentially could lead to a treatment.

Ancient DNA study tracks Central Asia populations

An ambitious new study reports genome-wide DNA information from 523 ancient humans. Washington University brought key partners together to generate the world’s largest study of ancient DNA, published this week in Science.

Sumers Recreation Center certified LEED Platinum

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded Sumers Recreation Center its highest certification: LEED Platinum. The news demonstrates the university’s sustained commitment to protecting the environment.

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Campus Announcements

Parking announces new bike policy

Students who bring a bicycle to the Danforth Campus are strongly encouraged to register it for free with Parking & Transportation Services.

Happenings at WashU graphic

WashU in the News

School districts double down on drug testing, targeting even middle schoolers

NBC News

Ocasio-Cortez says she has right to block social media critics; court ruling against Trump suggests otherwise

Business Insider

Ballard’s salary-cap strategy opens Colts’ options post-Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Business Journal

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Campus Voices

‘Downtown St. Louis is rising; black St. Louis is being razed’

Michael Allen, senior lecturer at the Sam Fox School, writes an article published on the CityLab website about redevelopment efforts in St. Louis, including Square’s signing a long-term lease downtown, asking where that leaves surrounding neighborhoods and vacant buildings.

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Three School of Medicine faculty members received a 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Philip Budge, MD, PhD (left), Brian DeBosch, MD, PhD, and Andrew Kau, MD, PhD, are among 16 U.S. physician-scientists receiving the awards.

Arts & Sciences presented Outstanding Staff Awards to Robert Chien, Rachel Dunaway and Sue McKinney and the Dean’s Award to Henry S. Webber in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the school’s effectiveness in teaching, advising, counseling and research.

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