Meet the summer admissions interns

Their first task this summer: paint the underpass (one of many Wash U traditions).

Two teams share $25,000 Discovery Competition top prize

A project to provide low-cost eyeglasses for people in the developing world and one to develop a cell-death detector will share $25,000 to further develop their projects as winners of the 2014 Discovery Competition.

The Commencement countdown begins

The 153rd Commencement Ceremony will be held in Brookings Quadrangle on Friday, May 16.

Seniors build prosthetic arm on 3-D printer

Three seniors created a prosthetic arm on a 3-D printer for a girl who lost her right arm in a boating accident six years ago.

WUSTL team wins People’s Choice Award at 2014 Rube Goldberg

The Green Machine designed by WUSTL undergraduates won the People’s Choice, second place and Best Single Step awards at the 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

First-year champion

Setting a meet and school record, freshman Michael Lagieski wins the 100 breaststroke at the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships.

Follow five students, on five continents, in one fascinating blog

Five friends and WUSTL juniors document their studies and travels abroad this semester — on five continents — through stories and photos.

Serving others during spring break

Some people view spring break as a time to relax, maybe go to the beach, but some WUSTL students instead traveled across the globe treating patients, planting trees and digging trenches.

Stand-up science

Scientists share their knowledge with the public through FameLab, a science communications competition sponsored by National Geographic and NASA.

On-campus radio station hosts week of live music

Acclaimed violinist Cecilia Belcher (pictured) and pianist Patti Wolf launched KWUR Week 2014.

Undercover alum

Sky Zone CEO and WUSTL alum Jeff Platt dons a hipster disguise in the season finale of the popular CBS series Undercover Boss.

Engineering skills in a health-care world

Alice Ndikumana, BSBME ’11, credits her engineering background with helping her navigate the complicated issues surrounding health-care reform policy.

Ibby’s restaurant featured in Sauce Magazine

“Nestled inside the Danforth University Center, in the heart of Washington University’s campus, is a small restaurant called Ibby’s.”

Professor Nadler on his work and the new structure of the art program

Art embodies “respect for the well-made thing.”

Who Is the bunny yarn bomber?

A junior has taken up knitting sweaters for the campus’ unofficial mascot, appearing in the middle of the night to yarn bomb the Thinker on a Rock statue.

Juniors win international physics competition by envisioning extraterrestrial animal

A team of juniors won the gold medal for their analysis of a problem during the international University Physics Competition.

Freshman helps FDA roll out campaign to curb youth tobacco use

Daniel Giuffra discussed his anti-smoking work as part of a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration news conference.

Our hearts are all for thee, fair Washington

The cast of the Performing Arts Department’s upcoming production of You Can’t Take It With You turns the university’s Alma Mater into a Valentine’s Day message to the community.