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Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

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Recruiting students during a pandemic

The university’s Class of 2025 will be talented, driven and diverse — of this Ronné Turner, vice provost for admissions and financial aid, is certain. But the hard work of recruiting and admitting students during this unprecedented admission cycle won’t be easy.

Study looks at respiratory failure in COVID-19

A study led by School of Medicine researchers showed that, contrary to expectations, most people with severe COVID-19 do not suffer from unbridled inflammation. The findings suggest that anti-inflammatory therapies may not be helpful for most COVID-19 patients.

Hillman Hall design helped Brown School reopen

The Brown School’s Hillman Hall has been open for five years. But never has its spaciousness and flexibility been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its spaces have been reconfigured to allow for limited in-person classes while keeping everyone safe.

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Campus Announcements

Africa Initiative seeks grant applications

The Africa Initiative invites applications to its grant program, which aims to advance research and education collaborations between Washington University faculty members and scholars at academic or professional partners based in Africa. The deadline is Dec. 30.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Teens in COVID isolation: ‘I felt like I was suffocating’

The New York Times

Samuel Alito made strong case for Supreme Court reform, say critics after justice’s controversial speech


What Biden’s presidency could mean for human rights

Al Jazeera

WashU researchers say cornea resists coronavirus infection, so at least there’s that

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘The free market has failed U.S. working parents’

Sociologist Caitlyn Collins in Arts & Sciences writes in a piece for the Harvard Business Review’s Big Ideas series that the child care crisis created by pandemic lockdowns has highlighted the need for the U.S. government to do more to support working parents.

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John Baugh, the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, has been elected president of the Linguistic Society of America executive committee, which oversees the nonprofit body representing the country’s linguistics academicians.

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