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Student Spotlight: Jasmine Brown and Mimi Borders
Jasmine Brown, a biology major, and Camille "Mimi" Borders, a history major, are Washington University's newest Rhodes Scholars. The Ervin Scholars and sorority sisters leaned on each other during the intense application process for Rhodes and now are best friends. Here, the two show off their British slang, scholarly research and reflect on what it means to be role models.
Faculty Spotlight: Rebecca Messbarger
Professor Rebecca Messbarger, a cultural historian of early modern medicine and director of medical humanities, discusses the importance of the medical humanities as well as her own research into the life and work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-1774). The history of medicine is “embedded in the DNA of contemporary medical science and medical practice,” she says. “In order to know who we are and what we’re doing, we absolutely have to know where we came from.”
Alumni Spotlight: Jason Green
Ervin Scholar and alum Jason Green, AB '03, who majored in political science and finance as an undergraduate, reflects on the influence of the program's founder, the late Dean McLeod, to his personal growth and commitment to public service. Green would later go on to work as associate counsel to President Barack Obama, whom he advised on legal, economic and domestic policy matters. Today, he is co-founder, senior vice president and general counsel of SkillSmart, a platform that connects job seekers with the right skill sets and experiences.
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Welcome to WashU: William B. Tolman
Tolman is a chemist whose work focuses on the interfaces of inorganic, biological and polymer chemistry to address important problems related to human health and the environment. He joins the Arts & Sciences faculty this summer and will also serve as an associate dean of research in Arts & Sciences.
Phi Beta Kappa: Recognizing remarkable students
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honorary society in the nation and perhaps the most prestigious. Vincent Sherry, president of WashU's chapter, and senior Jacob Maddox talk about the society and what it means to them.
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This year, consider volunteering at Commencement. We need you and your colleagues to guarantee that the ceremony proceeds with dignity and grace. Thank you in advance for your willing assistance and don’t forget to invite your university friends to join in the celebration.Read more
Local Farmer CSA, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Human Resources, now offers CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) crop boxes on the Danforth Campus. Students, faculty and staff can sign up to take part, then pick up a box of fresh produce and other products every other Wednesday.Learn more
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton encourages others to support students through Our Washington, the annual faculty and staff campaign component of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. By making gifts and commitments, colleagues across campus can enhance their already valuable impact on the programs that mean the most to them. Such philanthropy provides critical resources such as new scholarships; facilities that advance learning and support research; and resources that support academic and scientific initiatives.Learn more