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September 2014

What’s happening at Wash U today. For alumni, parents, and friends.
Largest-Ever Freshman Class Arrives Ready to Join St. Louis Community
The Class of 2018’s 1,740 freshmen hail from across the United States, its territories, and 20 other nations. Two-thirds of the class traveled more than 500 miles to St. Louis.

Baby Zebra Represents Success
A long-running partnership with the St. Louis Zoo has made significant contributions to the preservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra.

A Victory for Education
University officials help open KIPP Victory Academy. KIPP schools, a national network sponsored in St. Louis by WU, place under-resourced students in a college-focused culture.

Study Reveals How Ebola Blocks Immune System
A School of Medicine discovery could lead to new treatments.

A Message From the Chancellor
Chancellor Wrighton presents Wash U Voices, an online gathering place for responses to recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Preventing Diseases of Aging
School of Medicine researchers suggest that by treating the metabolic and molecular causes of human aging, it may be possible to help people stay healthy into their seventies and eighties.

Olin Professor Leads Study on First Impressions
An Olin study suggests that we can always create new “first impressions.”

Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is a historic effort to raise $2.2 billion in support of scholarships, life-changing research, and much more. We invite you to:
•  View photo galleries from campaign kickoff events across the country.
•  Visit the Leading Together newsfeed for the latest campaign updates.
•  Read about extraordinary faculty, such as Prof. Igor Efimov, whose interdisciplinary work is advancing cardiac therapies.
Would you like to help Washington University build community, support students, and continue its groundbreaking research?
•  Volunteer your time and talent.
•  Make a gift of any amount.
•  Join the conversation at events or in your community.

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