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April 2021

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


Conservation, biodiversity key to saving lemurs in Madagascar
Innovative Living Earth Collaborative effort brings WashU, Saint Louis Zoo, and Missouri Botanical Garden researchers together to preserve endangered species.


Commitment for scholarships helps pave way for need-blind admissions
South 40 House to be renamed in honor of $8 million gift from Olin Business School alumnus Arnold Zetcher and his wife, Ellen.

Challenging admissions cycle comes to a close with 20% more applicants
WashU staff devised new ways to recruit students during pandemic while reviewing 33,634 applications and accepting 4,374.

Economist on American Rescue Plan: ‘They mostly got it right’
Despite high price tag, bill provides needed relief to households and businesses, director of Weidenbaum Center says.

Zika virus activates immune cells to destroy glioblastoma in mice
Medical school findings suggest virus could play important role in unlocking power of immunotherapy for deadly brain cancer.

Supreme Court term limits could reduce ideological imbalance
Law school professor co-authors framework for implementing term limits, simulates their impact on past court decisions.

Imaging technique improves detection of residual rectal cancer

Technology developed by multidisciplinary team may help physicians avoid unnecessary surgery in some patients.


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