John Scott

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[open] slate enters SU race with forum

In front of about 60 supporters, sophomore Morgan DeBaun and her slate, [open], announced their intentions to run for Student Union executive positions and explained their platform on Wednesday night. The slate is the second to enter the race after Bold Slate, led by junior Nate Ferguson, announced its run last week.

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Study examines link between genetics and cancer

Washington University has undertaken an unprecedented study of cancer tumors with the help of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in an effort to pinpoint genetic mutations that play a role in causing cancer.

Richard Wilson and the Genomics Sequencing Center at the University are handling the sequencing of all 600 tumor samples that will be studied during the three-year project. The first few tumors are already being analyzed.

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Danforth plant center receives millions in stimulus money

The results of the stimulus bill are still being felt at Washington University and the surrounding region. Renewable fuel research in St. Louis got a big boost in mid-January when it was announced that the area would receive millions of dollars in stimulus money.

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2 who organized Gulag arrested in phone scheme

Wiretapping is in the news again, but this time, it’s the government whose phones are being tapped.

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In plan, WU aims to cut emissions

Washington University has released a draft of its sustainable operations plan, bringing the school close to imposing sweeping guidelines for reducing the campus’s environmental impact.

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Tuition to rise 4.2 percent in 2010-2011 school year

Undergraduate tuition at Washington University will be $39,400 for the 2010-11 academic year, a 4.2 percent increase over the 2009-2010 tuition of $37,800, the administration announced Thursday.

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Parody site jabs at coal group

A goal of the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization is “to distort public understanding of a clean energy future,” at least according to a parody Web site aimed at the consortium.

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Mars rover on its last wheels

NASA’s Spirit rover, part of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission, is currently spinning its wheels on Mars in an area scientists have named “Troy” after the besieged city in Homer’s Iliad. Spirit landed on Mars on Jan. 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity. Each rover had an anticipated mission span of 90 […]

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Area schools ranked among best neighbors; WU behind the pack

A recent survey ranking “Best Neighbor” colleges and universities lists Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the top 25, with Washington University listed among 100 additional honorable mentions.

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Frog die-off alarms University researchers

Researchers at Washington University have noticed an unusual decline in the number of frog species found in Central America.

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