Washington University in St. Louis

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Friday, April 30, 2021

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Musical Lunch Box: WashU Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Combo

Noon Friday, April 30



​Preserving interviews with African American athletes

3–5 p.m. Friday, April 30



Kemper virtual tour: ‘The Autonomous Future of Mobility’

11 a.m. Saturday, May 1

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WashU in the News

COVID-19 vaccines may protect many, but not all, people with suppressed immune systems

Science Magazine

First ever FDA-approved brain-computer interface targets stroke rehab

New Atlas

Black St. Louisans turn to therapy, nature and family to heal from police violence

St. Louis Public Radio

How COVID-19 has affected organ transplants

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus and community news


‘Surveillance, crime and poverty’

Joseph Roeder, a graduate student at the university’s Social Policy Institute, writes an article examining the potential use — and pitfalls — of drone surveillance in St. Louis and other American cities.

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Who Knew WashU?

Question: For many years, in April, Major League Baseball has celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, honoring the man who broke the color barrier in the sport. Robinson wore #42. WashU retired #42 for which Bears football player?

Answer: D) Wilson “Bud” Schwenk was a baseball and football player at WashU between 1939-1942. He set three football records at WashU and went on to play professionally. After he graduated, the Student Senate voted to retire his number.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Joseph Schwenk, adjunct instructor in the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a second cousin to Wilson Schwenk. He will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

In memoriam