Throwback Thursday: First day of school, Aug. 30, 2011

It’s 1,353 days after the first day of school for the Class of 2015, and Washington University in St. Louis senior Will Ralls is amazed by the unexpected course of his college career. He came ready to major in computer science and political science and he did. The rest — serving as a residential advisor […]

Dual degrees: Mother and daughter will graduate together

Kirsten Smith, longtime executive administrative assistant to the vice chancellor for students, and her daughter, senior Kirinne Slaughter, both will graduate Friday from Washington University in St. Louis.

Addoley Dzegede: Art of the gesture

An artwork can be an object. But for Addoley Dzegede, who will receive her Master of Fine Arts from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts May 15, it is more like a conceptual approach, one that informs sculpture, audience interactions and environmental interventions alike.

Exploring the design implications of new technology

“As architects, we’re trained to design for people,” said Lopez, who recently won the Sam Fox School’s 2015 Frederick Widmann Prize in Architecture. “This is a very different building type with a whole new set of implications.

Student draws inspiration from his family

Aaron Beswick is the first in his family to pursue a master’s degree. He’s also the first person in his family to graduate from college.

Alexandra Mei: Design, equality and planning for the future

I’m really interested in the combination of landscape and urbanism — in looking at integrated systems and environments and how they affect people on a larger scale. There’s so much potential for landscape architecture today to impact issues both within and beyond the site in front of you.

Roadblocks to health care inspire advocacy for the vulnerable

The Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic gave Kevin Baumgartner a front-and-center, often heartbreaking look into the inequities of health care. “Working at the clinic gave me an intimate view of the pressing social challenges we’re facing,” he said.