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The Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences will launch a new Doctor of Philosophy in classics next fall. The program builds on the department’s nationally recognized Master of Arts but also draws on resources from across the university to create specialized tracks in ancient performance, ancient history, ancient philosophy and Greek and Roman music.


Students and other volunteers gathered last week to plant 31 native trees and shrubs adjacent to Busch Hall on the Danforth Campus as part of a sustainable landscaping project. The Office of Sustainability notes that well-designed landscapes can provide economic, public health and environmental benefits.


At the Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting, several Washington University faculty members were appointed with tenure or promoted with tenure. Read more for details. 

Washington University in St. Louis undergraduates Kilian Suchocki (left) and Taylor Francis take a shift on the dance floor during the 15th Dance Marathon, a 12-hour fundraiser held Nov. 15-16 at the Danforth University Center. The annual student event raised more than $150,000 for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. MORE

Rose Windmiller, assistant vice chancellor for government and community relations at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed a member of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s special Ferguson Commission. She is one of 16 members who were announced during a news conference held Nov. 18 at the Missouri History Museum.

In an effort to serve more St. Louis-area talented learners, Washington University in St. Louis will nearly double the size of its next College Prep Program class to some 45-50 students. Now in its second year, the three-year program prepares high-achieving high school students with limited financial resources for success in college. The deadline to nominate a current high school freshman is Tuesday, Nov. 18. MORE
Washington University students Katie Caul (left) and Christy Marx both benefitted from the Children's Miracle Network as kids. Today, they help lead the annual Dance Marathon, a 12-hour party that features themed dance hours, performances, games, free food and visits from Miracle kids.​ This year's event takes place beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Danforth University Center.MORE
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