Wash. U. faces new year without definitive plan to handle fiscal cliff: Cuts would cost WU millions in federal funding

As the fiscal cliff looms over Capitol Hill, Chancellor Mark Wrighton and others have begun to worry that its detrimental effects may result in a significant loss of research funding at Washington University.

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U.S. News removes George Washington University from Best Colleges 2013 rankings

Washington University students who are upset when they are mistaken for attending George Washington University could become angrier now that GW’s national reputation has taken a hit. GW was removed from the 51st spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges of 2013” rankings after it was revealed that the Washington, D.C. university misreported data.


The majority of Washington University students voted contrary to Missouri voters but in accord with the nation in re-electing Barack Obama to the office of United States President.

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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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