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October 2021

What’s happening on and off campus today. For alumni, parents, and friends.


University adopts need-blind undergraduate admissions policy
Historic $1 billion investment, largely made possible by an extraordinary 65% return on the endowment pool, means WashU will no longer consider applicants’ financial status in admissions decisions.


Team to develop noninvasive treatment for brain disorders

Multidisciplinary group will advance novel tool that uses low-intensity focused ultrasound to stimulate neurons.

Asquith ‘Sean’ Armstrong is named dean of University College
He will play an essential role in helping the college offer a more community-facing, career-focused educational experience.

Study suggests new approach for lung cancer in never-smokers
Analysis estimates precision drugs already approved by the FDA may effectively target tumors in a majority of these patients.

NASA renews contract with WashU to maintain vast space archive
University scientists manage nearly 265 terabytes of data about planetary bodies, providing expert assistance to researchers.

Career education initiative supports first-gen, lower-income students
Chancellor’s Career Fellows receive coaching, stipends for summer internships that allow them to build their networks.

Radiation therapy reduces life-threatening heart arrhythmia
The discovery by WashU cardiologists and radiation oncologists could help future patients avoid an invasive procedure.


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