If you asked current Washington University students about their future plans, most would say that they hoped for a stable job after graduation. Wash. U. alumnus Marshall Mayer instead sought adventure. A history major with a minor in Chinese, Marshall graduated from Wash. U. in 2009 with a great desire to work abroad.
The second annual Nearly Naked Run flooded the campus with scantily clad runners Sunday night despite a temperature of 26 degrees Fahrenheit and icy paths. A dusting of snow capped off the run of just more than a mile, which started at the Danforth University Center and passed by Upper Row and through Brookings Quadrangle. [...]
Like most students coming to campus for their first college semester, freshman Kathy Young felt fairly anonymous—but unlike her peers, she already carried a bit of fame. During her junior year in high school, Young became a renowned singer in South Korea following her performances in the inaugural season of the show “K-pop Star.
For Washington University sophomore Molly Harrison, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade represents one of the biggest yearly gatherings of people like her—competitive jump ropers, that is. For the past 10 years, Harrison has been a member of the Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers, a competitive rope skipping team of 20 on the suburban Bainbridge Island near Seattle.
On Saturday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m., College Hall was filled with students and members of the dining staff dancing, singing and eating. In one special moment, students and members of the dining staff rushed to the dance floor to perform a spontaneous “Cupid’s Shuffle.
Over the past month, Chancellor Mark Wrighton and his wife Risa Zwerling have enjoyed the company of Dodger, a six-month-old puppy they have been fostering. Wrighton and Zwerling were connected to Dodger through the Open Door Animal Sanctuary.
“It’s like chicken noodle soup,” Ben Kiel said about The New Yorker magazine. “You can’t mess with the fundamentals. But you can tweak the recipe a little.
With their enthusiasm for the annual event as high as ever, Washington University students participating in this year’s Dance Marathon raised $151,963.11 by 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 10 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This year marks the 15th iteration of Dance Marathon at Wash. U. and also the highest-raising marathon in Wash.
Creation and creativity: Rashid Johnson’s ‘A Message to Our Folks’ exhibit explores racial and cultural identity
Shea butter, a citizens band radio and stacks of books may not be items normally associated with artwork displayed in a museum. Nonetheless, utilizing the above objects as well as various methods of transforming these media, Rashid Johnson has created a multifaceted exploration of African-American culture and identity.
Out of pure frustration, he looked to create a club in which he could find the meaningful social atmosphere he yearned for throughout his freshman year. He knew it didn’t make sense—one person trying to create a social club just didn’t add up.