Washington University

Reproductive Health
4:41 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Wash U Analysis Links Chemical Exposure With Earlier Menopause

A Washington University analysis has found a correlation between chemical exposure and the earlier onset of menopause.

A new analysis led by Washington University has shown a possible link between exposure to certain common, long-lasting chemicals and the earlier onset of menopause.

The researchers analyzed information from 1,442 menopausal women who had been tested for what are known as endocrine disrupting chemicals -- chemicals that can affect how hormones work in the body. The data were collected between 1999 and 2008 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of a national health and nutrition study.

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College Affordability
2:47 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Washington University Announces Plan To Increase Economic Diversity On Campus

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Washington University has rolled out a blueprint for making the highly regarded school more accessible for low-income students.

“For Washington University to take its place as one of the great institutions of this country, we have to make sure we’re doing our part to provide opportunity,” said Provost Holden Thorp. 

Thorp said the initiative will reduce the number of students who are not admitted because they can’t afford a tuition that will top $47,000 next fall.    

“We will be doing less of that in the future,” he said.

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11:58 am
Tue January 13, 2015

James Dennis ‘Jeigh’ Singleton: St. Louis’ Go-To Fashion Guy Taught A Legion Of Designers At Wash U

James Dennis "Jeigh" Singleton receives the first achievement award at St. Louis Fashion Week.
Credit Whitney Curtis | WUSTL

Jeigh Singleton joyously accepted the “burden” of being a fashion guru. He created clothes for the country-club set, church-going folk, showgirls, theater companies and items suitable for framing, all while teaching generations of Washington University design students to do the same. Mr. Singleton died Sunday in his hometown of Plaquemine, La., one day past his 70th birthday.

His guiding design principle he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1992, was “The stuff must sell. Period.” But Mr. Singleton, never one for reticence, ignored his own punctuation and continued.

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Union Election
2:26 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

What Do Adjuncts Want? Washington U. Will Find Out

Washington University's Brookings Hall
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Now that adjunct instructors at Washington University have voted to join a union, they have to figure out exactly what improvements they want their new status to bring.

On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board announced the election results. The proposal to join the Service Employees International Union won by a vote of 138-111. Afterward, the union’s Adjunct Action project sent out an email headed “Victory!”

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Part-Time Faculty
4:39 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Adjuncts at Washington U. Vote To Unionize

Washington University's Brookings Hall
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Part-time faculty members at Washington University have voted to unionize in an effort to improve their salary, working conditions and stability of employment.

Ballots counted at the National Labor Relations Board Monday showed the proposal passed by a vote of 138-111, with 18 contested ballots that would not affect the outcome of the election. Just over 400 instructors at the university were eligible to vote, with a simple majority of those voting needed for passage.

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5:14 am
Wed December 31, 2014

As Washington U. Adjuncts Consider Union, Issues Arise On Both Sides

Washington University's Brookings Hall
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As part-time instructors at Washington University ponder whether to join a union, two major questions have arisen about the campaign.

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Washington University
10:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Challenges Face Project Documenting Protests in Ferguson

One of the dozens of images Joel Levy submitted to the Documenting Ferguson project
Credit Joel Levy/Courtesy of Documenting Ferguson

A unique blend of technological, circumstantial and social issues face archivists and documentarians who are trying to preserve the events of the past five months in Ferguson.

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Joel Levy, 20, stands on West Florissant Avenue, a central site during the protests over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. His initial interest in Ferguson was opportunistic, spurred by the heat of the moment, yet he’s now dedicated to portraying the broader story of what’s happened in Ferguson since Aug. 9.

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John C. Danforth Center
10:58 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Religion Can Help Restore Civility To Politics, Former Senators Say

John C. Danforth
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American politics is not working very well today, but religion can play a role in helping to move it away from partisanship and back to a spirit of compromise.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Students To Unveil New Plans For Railway Exchange Building

Brett Loehmann, a graduate student in the Sam Fox Design and Visual Arts program at Washington University, photographs the Railway Exchange Building on Sept. 17, 2014.
Credit Sid Hastings / Washington University Photos

A graduate architecture class wants to change the Railway Exchange Building.

The 1.2 million-square-foot, 100-year-old building at Locust and Sixth streets in downtown St. Louis was once home to the Famous-Barr flagship store and its parent company’s headquarters. It was converted to a Macy’s store in 2006, but that closed last year.

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Part-time faculty
4:30 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Washington U. Adjuncts Begin Voting On Union Next Week

Washington University's Brookings Hall
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Adjunct faculty members at Washington University will begin voting next week on whether to join a union, with the ballots to be counted after the first of the year.

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