Washington University in St. Louis

The Record

Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

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‘Picturing Lagos: Photography and African Visual Histories’

Noon–1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12



Love Data Week keynote address: NIH’s Carrie D. Wolinetz

2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12



‘Black Men in White Coats’ panel discussion and Q&A

3–5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15

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WashU in the News

Rhode Island kept its schools open. This is what happened

The New York Times Magazine

Has coronavirus changed school meals for ever?


Democrats’ proposed changes to Obamacare do not address high health-care costs


U.S. rushes to fill void in viral sequencing as worrisome coronavirus variants spread


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Campus and community news


‘Two dramas plumb the depths of women’s midlife chaos’

Eileen G’Sell, senior lecturer in writing in Arts & Sciences, writes a review of the films “Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Time” and “My Little Sister.”


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Who Knew WashU?

Amanda Gorman is the first person to be named a National Youth Poet Laureate and last weekend became the first poet to speak at the Super Bowl. How many U.S. poet laureates have been affiliated with WashU?

Answer: C) There have been four poet laureates associated with the university: Louise Glück, Howard Nemerov, William Jay Smith and Mona Van Duyn. Van Duyn was the first woman appointed a U.S. poet laureate, serving in 1992-93.


Congrats to this week’s winner, Nancy Grunde, alumni parent, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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