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Annual Cabot-Zhang lecture reflects on U.S.–China healthcare collaborations

Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted three expert panelists, including former Missouri Governor Bob Holden, in an event entitled “Building the Future of Innovative Healthcare” on Jan. 30.

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University launches new drug-research company with up to $130 million in funding

Washington University and Deerfield Management, a New York healthcare investment firm, jointly announced the creation of their new drug-research and development company VeritaScience on Jan. 16.

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WebSTAC, WebFAC, and other systems to be replaced with Workday Student

Washington University will replace its Student Information System (SIS), the core technological system for information services and academic operations, with Workday Student. 

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Contention over exams on religious holidays: Students express frustration, faculty explain scheduling decisions

Large lecture classes in the hard sciences, engineering, and computer science departments have scheduled evening exams on major religious holidays in recent years. Students and faculty have faced challenges in accommodating religious observances when exams coincide with holidays, despite Washington University’s implementation of a policy to mitigate this issue. 

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NYT columnist David Brooks delivers book talk on deepening human connection

New York Times columnist David Brooks delivered a lecture about how to strengthen interpersonal relationships titled, “How to Know a Person” at Washington University, Oct. 30. 

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First-ever “Art Mart” attracts hundreds of students at WU

Washington University student groups, Armour Magazine and Sam Fox Art Council, collaborated to host their first-ever pop-up “Art Mart” — a flea-market-style event in which about 30 WashU student vendors showcased and sold their creations and used goods, Friday, Oct. 13. 

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WU hosts first-ever Mindfulness Day

Washington University hosted its inaugural Mindfulness Day, which included a series of events, workshops, and meetings dedicated to mindfulness and meditation practices, Wednesday, Oct. 4. 

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Brookings tree replanted after original fell to lightning storm

A young American Basswood tree was planted in the northeast corner of Brookings Quadrangle in the presence of about 50 Washington University community members, Sept. 20. 

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New Living-Learning Communities open to provide support for minority students

Washington University welcomed three new Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) — Kaleidoscope, Constellation, and Lotus — on the northside of campus for the 2023-24 school year.

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New wristband policy aimed at addressing Sumers Recreation security concerns

Washington University’s Sumers Recreation Center is now requiring gym-goers to wear disposable wristbands on random days inside the facility to address mounting security concerns. The initiative went into effect as of March 25. 

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