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Thurtene Carnival drew thousands of revelers to Washington University in St. Louis to enjoy rides, shows and food. The student-run carnival benefited local charity TASK, or Team Activities for Special Kids.

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Rubelmann House residential adviser Michael Land is organizing farewell events for "Ruby" alumni and residents, starting on Saturday, April 12. Rubelmann will be replaced with a new residence hall, slated to open in August 2015.MORE

About 1,900 WUSTL alumni and friends plan to be on campus for Reunion at Thurtene Carnival this weekend. They can enjoy tours, classes and trips to St. Louis attractions.

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In an American Academy of Arts & Sciences report called “The Heart of the Matter,” the academy argues that the humanities and social sciences are necessary for a vibrant, competitive and secure nation. This is not the usual argument for the humanities, and that’s a good thing, according to WUSTL Provost Holden Thorp, PhD. He will give the annual Phi Beta Kappa/Sigma Xi lecture on April 17, titled “From Salesman to Hamletmachine: The Need for the Humanities.”MORE
Growing up, Rachel Sumers never considered herself an athlete. But as an undergraduate, her initial visit to her university's fitness facilities proved a humbling experience. The incident would spark a lifelong interest in health and wellness. On Friday, April 11, Rachel and her husband, Gary, will help break ground on WUSTL's new Gary and Rachel Sumers Recreation Center.MORE
Scallion pancakes, Strange donuts and deep-fried anything are among many delicacies to be dished out on campus this weekend during Thurtene, the nation's oldest and largest student-run carnival. Rides, games and student performances will add to the fun. MORE
Participants in the 24th annual Pow Wow at Washington University in St. Louis take part in the Grand Entry in the Field House April 5. The annual event, hosted by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School, offered visitors and participants a full day of dancing, singing, arts, crafts and food.MORE
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