Jennifer Wei

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Student recovering after near-fatal injury abroad

Hannah Kaplan is on the road to recovery after falling from the second story of a Chilean hostel three months ago while studying abroad. Kaplan, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, was on a weekend excursion to Valparaiso with three friends when she leaned back onto a metal guardrail on the windowsill of her hostel and it gave way behind her.

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Applications surge, echoing US trend

The number of applicants for Washington University’s Fall 2011 entering class increased more than it has in the past decade this year, rising 15.57 percent. Like many colleges across the nation, Washington University has witnessed a steady increase in applications in recent years. However, this is the first year that the number of applicants increased by double-digits, an almost 100 percent increase from last year’s 7.94 percent rise.

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Nanoparticle discovery aids detection of blood clots

For millions of people who suffer chest pain, testing for blocked arteries that can cause fatal heart attacks is a long and expensive process. A new nanoparticle invented by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, however, can find blood clots and make them visible on a new type of CT scanner.

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UTrucking pays flood claims

Eight months after the torrential downpour that flooded students’ storage boxes last May, UTrucking Inc. is now writing reimbursement checks to all those who filed claims for their belongings.

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Gephardt Institute program targets public-service careers

A new program offered by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service will offer current sophomores the opportunity to receive two years of intensive leadership training and mentorship to prepare them for careers in public service after college.

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Business minor made more accessible to all undergrads

Starting with the Class of 2014, non-business degree students will only need 15 credits to complete a minor from Washington University’s Olin Business School, down from previous requirements of 18-24 credits.

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Heavy spring rain causes flooding in student storage

Last spring’s heavy rainfall disrupted Thurtene Carnival and put a damper in trips to class. It also had devastating consequences for some students who had stored with UTrucking, the student-owned and student-run storage business on the South 40. Returning students were in for a surprise.

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Entrepreneurship minor reaches outside of business school

Washington University is known for its flexibility in allowing students to declare majors across various disciplines. Now, with interest in entrepreneurship growing on campus, the Olin Business School has decided to offer non-business students the opportunity to earn a 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship.

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Class teaches students to create iPhone and iPad apps

The birth of the iPhone has revolutionized the way people interact with the world. The invention brought with it a new market for iPhone applications, spurring the start of new businesses across the nation.

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Cupples II set to undergo renovations, become LEED-certified ArtSci building

Cupples II, which currently houses the University’s School of Engineering, will undergo an interior renovation this September. The newly renovated Cupples II will become an Arts & Sciences building.

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