Nov. 27 2013
Community partnership in action
Thanks to a unique, long-term collaboration with our Institute for School Partnership (ISP), the Hazelwood School District is showing eye-popping, measurable success in elementary and middle school science test scores — and in the process providing a roadmap for other districts to follow.
Nov. 25 2013
Josh Aiken named WUSTL's 27th Rhodes Scholar
Aiken is a major in American Culture Studies and Political Science with a minor in Psychology. A passionate advocate for both international human rights and domestic civil liberties, he plans to use the award to earn a Masters of Philosophy in Sociology, studying the experience of refugees and asylum seekers. The Rhodes Scholarship is considered among the world's most prestigious academic awards and provides all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.
Nov. 21 2013
Bears football receives Division III championship bid
The Bears football team will make its second all-time appearance in the NCAA Division III Football Championship, playing No. 20 ranked Franklin College on Nov. 23 in the first round. This will be the first meeting in school history between the two teams.
Nov. 18 2013
Lectures focus on where politics and religion meet
Nov. 18-20, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics launches a new lecture series to further the discussion on the intersection of politics and religion. The featured speaker for the inaugural Danforth Distinguished Lectures is David A. Hollinger, whose recent research has addressed liberal Protestantism and American cultural politics. The three-day event will include two lectures by Hollinger and a symposium.
Nov. 14 2013
Women lead change in communities
Melinda Kramer, AB 2003, founded and co-directs the Women’s Earth Alliance, a nonprofit that supports women at the grassroots level in their efforts to implement environmental reforms in their own communities. Kramer credits two WUSTL academic opportunities with helping shape her perspective on the relationship between environmental and social issues.
Nov. 11 2013
From warriors to WUSTL: veterans give back
Ian Smith volunteers with the Pathfinder Initiative, a program started by fellow University College student Mike Pereira to teach veterans how to train therapy horses for disabled students. Smith and Pereira are two of some 100 veterans attending WUSTL through the G.I. Bill or Yellow Ribbon Program.
Nov. 6 2013
Students lead community events
Music and dance take center stage this weekend during two student-organized events. Diwali, one of the most celebrated and largest student-run productions at the university, takes place at Edison Theatre Nov. 8-9. The 15th annual Dance Marathon, which raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network of St. Louis, takes place Nov. 9-10 in the Athletic Complex. To date, the 12 hour marathon has raised over $1 million for local children’s hospitals.
Nov. 4 2013