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December 2016

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

New Campus Welcome Center to Break Ground in May 2017
The Gary M. Sumers Welcome Center, which is made possible by a $7 million lead commitment from alumnus and trustee Sumers, will provide a true starting point for the Danforth Campus experience.


Carmon Colangelo Installed as First Ralph J. Nagel Dean
The new Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts deanship established by Trustee Ralph Nagel and his wife,Trish, will sustain current projects and seed new endeavors.

African and African-American Studies to Become Full Department in Spring 2017
Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, will serve as the inaugural chair of the new department in Arts & Sciences.

Engineering and Medical School Researchers Launch Imaging Sciences Initiative
The collaborative venture is designed for enhanced study of intricate biological structures and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Women's Soccer Team Wins Their First NCAA Championship in University History
The team's December 3rd win secured their NCAA Division III Championship, the 20th NCAA national championship in Washington University history.

Brown School Student Starts Program to Help Fellow Student Veterans
James Petersen, a scholarship recipient and former Marine, developed the "Veteran Ally" program based on his experience returning from service in Iraq.

Washington University Scientists to Lead "Lifespan Human Connectome Project"
The study will investigate how the healthy human brain ages, improving diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Olin Graduate's Startup Ranked Among Best in US
Varsity Tutors, founded by Chuck Cohn, BSBA '08, was selected as one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur magazine.

Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is a historic effort to raise $2.5 billion in support of scholarships, life-changing research, and much more. We invite you to:
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