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

Cornerstone expands services, offers help for new courses

This fall, Cornerstone offerings will extend beyond introductory math and science courses with the addition of help desks for new courses.

Rory Mather | Contributing Reporter

Olin Business School to offer new minor in Business of Social Impact

As the culmination of over a year’s worth of close collaboration between students and faculty, the Olin Business School will offer a new Business of Social Impact minor this fall.

William Lu | Contributing Reporter

Administration seeks $300k from SU for new office space

Washington University is currently seeking $300,000 in funding from Student Union for new furniture and other aesthetic features in SU’s office space—set to be consolidated from a two-story to a one-story space in the Danforth University Center.

| Editor-in-Chief

Former professor, Nobel laureate posthumously inducted into St. Louis Walk of Fame

Rita Levi-Montalcini, a Nobel laureate and former Washington University biology professor, was posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame Thursday.

| Senior News Editor