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October 2020

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


Knight family to match gifts for first-of-its-kind Alzheimer’s study
Challenge established by Joanne Knight will support pathbreaking clinical trial that aims to stop devastating disorder before it starts.


University community pays tribute to Chancellor Emeritus Danforth

Longtime leader’s death on Sept. 16 inspires remembrances of his remarkable accomplishments, character, and service.

Undergraduates welcomed with modified move-in procedures
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, the talented, diverse Class of 2024 is similar in size to its predecessors.

Survey shows consumers are ready to start paying for climate action
Political scientists find Americans and Europeans prefer constant carbon pricing plans—even if average costs are high.

Prenatal exposure to cannabis tied to adverse outcomes in offspring
Team’s work suggests marijuana use during pregnancy may increase risk for behavior problems during middle childhood.

Engineering students help build coronavirus information app
Junior Will Hunter led team of developers that created the software program, which helps users navigate the pandemic.

WashU acknowledged for leadership in sustainable design
Four east end facilities, January Hall attain LEED Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest recognition.


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