WU ranked 65th best American employer for diversity in Forbes ranking

Washington University was ranked the 65th best American employer for diversity in a Forbes ranking published in January.

Aiden Blinn | Staff Reporter

Wash. U. Libraries acquires collection of Joy Williams’ work

The Washington University Libraries acquired American author Joy Williams’ work as part of their Special Literature Collection Jan. 22.

Kathleen White | Staff Reporter

Physics department, Cornerstone launch physics PLTL program

Washington University’s physics department and Cornerstone will launch a Peer Led Team Learning program for introductory physics students this semester.

Kathleen White | Staff Reporter

Students petition against WU’s decision to move physics library

Student Union, with help from Washington University’s student-run Physics Club, passed a resolution demanding that the University maintain or increase the current size of the Pfeiffer Physics Library in its upcoming renovations Dec. 5.

Anjali Vishwanath | Contributing Reporter

WU iGEM Team wins gold at international competition

Washington University’s genetic-engineering undergraduate research team won a gold medal at the international iGEM Giant Jamboree competition in Boston, held from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13.

Meghan Sharma | Contributing Reporter

Seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Washington University seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown were two out of 32 U.S. undergraduates to be named Rhodes Scholars Nov. 18.

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New initiative to bring up to 15 Chinese Ph.D. students to Wash. U.

Chancellor Mark Wrighton signed an agreement with the China Scholarship Council that has the potential to fund up to 15 Chinese Ph.D. students to study at Washington University each year, beginning in the fall of 2018.

Jessica Bigley | Contributing Reporter

School of Medicine doctor awarded Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, professor and director of the Medical School’s Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, was recently awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for his work in microbiology.

Henry Roseman | Contributing Reporter

School of Law to accept GRE

The Washington University School of Law will begin accepting the Graduate Record Examination as an alternative to the Law School Admission Test from applicants to the Fall 2018 J.D. program, becoming the sixth law school in the country to do so.

Meghan Sharma | Contributing Reporter

‘The vital interests of the University’: When Chancellor Wrighton makes a statement on an issue and why, explained

In the fall 2017 semester alone, the Chancellor made statements addressing the Stockley decision, the Charlottesville, Va. protests, the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and President Donald Trump’s proposed repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In order to better understand the Chancellor’s statements, here are the answers to three questions about the increase in communication.

Danielle Drake-Flam, Sam Seekings and Oliva Szymanski | News Editors