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University Provost H. Holden Thorp, PhD, dons safety glasses during a new faculty orientation Aug. 19 in Umrath Hall Lounge. Thorp says the university has an obligation to instill a culture that promotes safety.MORE
Olin Business School and the Human Rights Campaign — the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans — hosted an LGBT Workplace Inclusion Conference at Washington University in St. Louis on Aug. 14.MORE
Washington University in St. Louis is beginning to host events — the first of many — that will explore the roots of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and support community members who have been affected. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.
Some 1,740 students from across America and the globe moved into the South 40 area of Washington University's campus last week. New students say they are eager both to help St. Louis face its challenges and to explore all it has to offer.MORE

More than 1,700 members of the Class of 2018, along with new transfer and exchange students, came together for the first time at Washington University’s Convocation, held Aug. 21 in the Athletic Complex Field House. An annual orientation event, Convocation is an opportunity for administrators, faculty and current students to formally welcome new students and their parents into the WUSTL community.

​​First-year students will volunteer at 10 local schools on Saturday, Aug. 30, before attending the all-class Service Fair, showcasing 50 community service organizations. Stephanie Kurtzman, director of the university's Community Service Office, calls service a win-win-win.MORE

Lynn Hovland, former Washington University in St. Louis football coach, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was 98.

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