Celebrating the Past, Ready for the Future
Class Acts is a series that recognizes our students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.
WU-SLAM veteran and Washington University in St. Louis senior Sam Lai offers that advice to all slam poetry novices. Slam poetry, he says, should be intense, dynamic, maybe even embarrassing.
The Congress of the South 40 snagged one of hip hop’s biggest acts, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, for the 2013 WUStock. More than 2,000 students packed the Pageant to hear “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us” and the duo’s other hits.
Not many young scientists get a chance to hobnob with Nobel laureates. So Jordan McCall was elated last year to learn that he had been chosen to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting — an annual gathering of Nobel laureates and young students and researchers.
Stephanie Weyrauch is a people person. It’s a key reason she decided to go into physical therapy — that, and it was the family business in North Dakota, where she grew up.
There are many ways to work for social justice. You can lead rallies. You can petition the powerful. And you can play the ukulele.
Medical students spend years learning to take care of others but sometimes not enough time learning to take care of themselves, especially when it comes to mental health.
Kirk Hou, an MD/PhD student at the School of Medicine, has discovered an innovative way to manipulate proteins in cells — a method that potentially could be used to treat cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
Samantha Gaitsch, a senior majoring in dance and in psychology, both in Arts & Sciences, performed with company-in-residence The Slaughter Project at Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis.
As a senior chess master, Mark Heimann, a senior in Arts & Sciences, has long admired Garry Kasparov, perhaps history’s greatest chess player. But that’s not what impressed him most about Kasparov’s visit to Washington University in 2012, his freshman year. “Kasparov was somewhat of a household name for me when I was growing up,” […]
This March, Lucy Cheadle, a senior in chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, stood atop a podium after earning a gold medal in the women’s 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field championship meet.
Comedian John Oliver, now the host of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” delighted students at Edison Theatre in 2011.
Chicago to Seattle. Seattle to Hawaii. Hawaii to Christmas Island. Christmas Island to Fiji. Fiji to South Tarawa.