McCaskill tops Akin for senate seat

Washington University holds on to 14th in national rankings

In U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities rankings for 2012-13, Washington University maintained the 14th-place ranking it held last year.

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University joins national dialogue over student loan concerns

His slow jam on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” brought in two million viewers and was just one stop on President Barack Obama’s ongoing campaign to pressure Congress to pass legislation to freeze the interest rate on subsidized student loans.

Former death row inmate speaks out

Former death row inmate Juan Melendez spent almost eighteen years—seventeen years, eight months and one day, to be exact— in jail before being exonerated of a 1994 murder conviction in 2002. Convicted of murder in 1994. Melendez spoke on campus, at the Washington University Law School on Tuesday in an event co-sponsored by the Webster […]

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Professor gives opinion on future of economy

With the 2012 elections looming, a Washington University professor says increasing partisanship is impeding the government from finding a lasting solution to existing problems.

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WU professor joins Mars rover project to study soil

The Washington University professor who spent several years as deputy principal coordinator for the Mars rover Opportunity was recently selected to contribute to a new rover mission.

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International undergraduate population from China soars at WU, nationally

Over the past five years, the number of Chinese undergraduates attending Washington University has more than quintupled, according to statistics from the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS). For the class of 2015, the OISS reported that 182 undergraduate students from China accepted admission to the University, up from 29 half a decade ago.

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New contraception policy could affect college health care

As the Obama administration stands by legislation that would make contraception available and free under most health insurance plans, it remains to be seen whether it will make birth control more accessible and affordable for college students.

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Wash. U. students change allegiance as Republican race continues

As the field of Republican candidates narrows, students at Washington University are struggling to choose their favorites as the race plays out among the four remaining candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Freshman Kaitlin McTague used to support Michelle Bachmann but is now leaning toward Romney.

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Upcoming GOP primaries on students’ minds

With the Republican primaries looming in the near future, Washington University students from all over the political spectrum are weighing in on who will earn the GOP nomination and what the future of the Republican Party will be in the 2012 presidential election.

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