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

Students push for creation of interdisciplinary science majors

The Society of Physics Students aims to introduce a new major in Biophysics with the help of the Math Club, as well as a second major in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

Olin Business School appoints five female tenure-track professors

Olin Business School hired five female tenuretrack professors to its ranks this fall, reflecting University-wide efforts to increase gender parity amongst its faculty.

Kathleen White | Contributing Reporter

Some members of Green Action call for WU Clean Coal Consortium name change

Green Action, an environmental justice student group, has requested that Washington University’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization change its name. But despite Green Action and the University not agreeing on the name, both sides note the necessity for more environmentally friendly energy sources.

Emily Getzoff | Contributing Reporter