Keep it simple? No way.

Washington University students’ Green Machine, an elaborate machine built solely to zip a zipper, took second place at the Rube Goldberg 2014 College Nationals April 12 in Columbus, Ohio.

A scat-sniffing dog named Pinkerton

Joseph Orkin, a graduate student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, won both the “audience’s choice” and “judge’s choice” awards at the St. Louis FameLab held Feb. 22, advancing to the national competition.

Fashion sense

Camille Lynn Wright, a fashion major in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, traveled to Senegal as part of a six-week independent research project with the African and African-American Studies program in Arts & Sciences.

Rhodes Scholar credits campus life for shaping him

he 27th Rhodes Scholar from Washington University, Joshua Aiken earned a number of honors throughout the past four years. He served as a Humanity in Action American Fellow (2013), a U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission Summer Institute participant (2012) and a U.S. House of Representatives legislative intern (2012).