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How do countries succeed?

New economics professor Francisco Buera studies economic growth and development, bringing expertise from the Federal Reserve Bank. He is thrilled to be part of the research environment at WashU.

Photo(s) of the Week: Design for Social Impact

In my Design for Social Impact class, we had a day where we listened to podcasts and newscasts about the opioid epidemic and wrote down or drew our biggest takeaways. We have been researching the crisis all month and are currently designing deliverables to help prevent addiction.  

Learning to Learn in Art School

My art experience prior to college was about creating a portfolio and possibly painting some color wheels at one point. The concept of pursuing art at the college level was an abstract concept. No longer. First semester Drawing 1 and 2D Design were an adventure. I felt like I grew, I learned and I improved […]

Registration Season

Ah, tis the season to register for classes. This is an exciting time, but it can be rather stressful. Here’s a few tips for planning your schedule.

Thankful for Wash U

After attending school here for about a year and a half, I’ve started to take some things for granted. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about all the things about Wash U I’m thankful for. Here are just some of those things: The people- Everyone here is so smart, it can be intimidating […]

Faculty Fellows from Summer to Spring

Tacos, dogs, cats, cookies, cupcakes and apple picking, these are some activities that I shared with  residential college faculty fellows during the year. Faculty fellows are faculty members who live within the residential colleges and provide events and activities that gets students out of their daily academic stress and encourage a bit of self care. […]

How PL4Y SL4YED Friday Night

As a Korean-American, there are many parts of my heritage that I take pride in, and one of them is — big surprise — the music. Nowadays, K-POP is becoming a global phenomenon, and I no longer have to struggle to find another person who finds it as appealing as I do. One major aspect […]

Photo(s) of the Week: Ibtihaj Muhammad Talk

On Tuesday, the Muslim Students Association brought Ibtihaj Muhammed to speak in Graham Chapel. Muhammed was the first US athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf that many Muslim women wear.

Club Featurette: Kendo Club

I came for the kendo, and stayed for the people.
Featuring a swordsmanship sport, the tea ceremony, Japanese culture, and community.

A Page from Last Spring Semester

In which the freshman seminar I’d chosen on a whim became my favorite class of the semester.

A story of new experiences

Simone’s college story is about new experiences. And not just the away-from-home-for-the-first-time kind. The senior psychological and brain sciences major has taken advantage of every opportunity she’s stumbled across to try new things, figure out what she enjoys, and grow as a person.

Who Would’ve Thought?

If you had told me two years ago that I would be ever standing in front of 150 sorority girls, reading a speech about how they should elect me to represent them in any way, I would tell you that you had the wrong girl. It’s not something I could have pictured, but I’m so happy with it. 

Roaming around Renaissance Rome

It’s a Tuesday, 4pm. The fifth hour of class for the day is over but there’s one more class to go before I can chill for the day. Instead of being tired and ready to call it a day, I’m looking forward to traveling to Rome. OK – so maybe my travels will more abstract […]

Founders Day Festivities with Anderson Cooper!

Each year, the Wash U Alumni Association commemorates the university’s founding in 1853 by inviting a keynote speaker to give a brief speech and answer student questions. From Colin Powell to Margaret Thatcher, the speakers are always extremely interesting, engaging, and impressive.

Pshhh. Yoga? Try Tai Chi!

I’m taking a Tai Chi class at the U College now and it is one of the best choices I’ve made all semester.

Photo(s) of the Week: Senior Trip

This Fall Break over 500 seniors made the trek to Chicago, IL for the annual Senior Trip! We got to stay in the beautiful Marriot hotel and spend the weekend exploring the city.

The Meaning of ‘Family’

Even when your homesickness is at its peak, WashU will be there.

WashU Musicianhood: A Musical Halloween

How my Halloween spirit was displayed only through my violin.