The main, or Danforth Campus (formerly known as the Hilltop Campus) is mostly between Forest Park Parkway, Wydown Boulevard, North Big Bend Boulevard, and North Skinker Boulevard.
Although the school includes St. Louis in its name, the majority of the school's main campus (including Brookings Hall) is located in "unincorporated "St. Louis County and suburban "Clayton.
Washington University Medical Center comprises 164 acres (66.4 ha) spread over approximately 12 city blocks, located along the eastern edge of "Forest Park within the "Central West End neighborhood of "St. Louis. The campus is home to the "Washington University School of Medicine and its associated teaching hospitals, "Barnes-Jewish Hospital and "St. Louis Children's Hospital. Many of the buildings are connected via a series of "skyways and corridors.
The School's 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty Physicians and "Nurse Practitioners also serve as the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals, which are part of BJC HealthCare. Washington University and BJC have taken on many joint venture projects, such as the Center for Advanced Medicine, completed in December 2001. BJC Institute of Health at Washington University is the newest research building with 680,000 square feet (63,000 m2).
Olin "Residence Hall, named for "Spencer T. Olin, provides residential services for 200 medical and graduate students.
The Medical Campus is accessible via the "Central West End MetroLink station, which provides a quick link to the Danforth, North, and West Campuses.
Medical Campus Includes:
- "Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- "Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
- "Central Institute for the Deaf
- "St. Louis Children's Hospital
- Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
- "Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
- Center for Advanced Medicine
- Eric P. Newman Education Center (conference and convention center)
North and West Campuses
Washington University's North Campus and West Campus principally house administrative functions that are not student focused. North Campus lies in St. Louis City near the "Delmar Loop. The University acquired the building and adjacent property in 2004, formerly home to the Angelica Uniform Factory. Several University administrative departments are located at the North Campus location, including offices for Quadrangle Housing, Accounting and Treasury Services, Parking and Transportation Services, "Army ROTC, and Network Technology Services. The North Campus location also provides off-site storage space for the "Performing Arts Department. Renovations are still ongoing; recent additions to the North Campus space include a small eatery operated by "Bon Appétit Management Company, the University's on-campus food provider, completed during spring semester 2007, as well as the Family Learning Center, operated by Bright Horizons and opened in September 2010.
The West Campus is located about one mile (1.6 km) to the west of the Danforth Campus in "Clayton, Missouri, and primarily consists of a four-story former "department store building housing mostly administrative space. The West Campus building was home to the Clayton branch of the "Famous-Barr department store until 1990, when the University acquired the property and adjacent parking and began a series of renovations. Today, the basement level houses the West Campus Library, the University Archives, the Modern Graphic History Library, and conference space. The ground level still remains a retail space. The upper floors house consolidated capital gifts, portions of alumni and development, and "information systems offices from across the Danforth and Medical School campuses. There is also a "music rehearsal room on the second floor. The West Campus is also home to the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT), which provides IT training services.
Both the North and West Campuses are accessible by the "St. Louis MetroLink, which, with the "Delmar Loop and "Forsyth MetroLink Stations directly adjacent to these campuses, provides easy travel around the St. Louis metropolitan area, including all of Washington University's campuses.
Tyson Research Center
Tyson Research Center is a 1,966.5 acres (3.07 sq mi; 795.81 ha) field station located west of "St. Louis on the "Meramec River. Washington University obtained Tyson as surplus property from the federal government in 1963. It is used by the University as a biological field station and research/education center. In 2010 the Living Learning Center was named one of the first two buildings accredited nationwide as a "living building" under the Living Building Challenge, opened to serve as a biological research station and classroom for summer students.
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Arts & Sciences
For the Fall 2011 semester Arts & Sciences enrolled 942 out of 18,079 applicants (5.2%).
Arts & Sciences at Washington University comprises three divisions: the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and University College in Arts & Sciences. "Barbara Schaal is Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. James E. McLeod was the Vice Chancellor for Students and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; according to a University news release he died at the University's "Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 of "renal failure as a result of a two-year-long struggle with cancer. "Richard J. Smith is Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
- The College of Arts & Sciences is the central undergraduate unit of the University with 330 tenured and "tenure-track faculty along with over 100 research scientists, lecturers, "artists in residence, and visitors serving more than 3,700 undergraduates in 40 academic departments divided into divisions of Humanities, "Social Sciences, and "Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The College of Arts & Sciences has an average class size of 18 students, with over 80% having fewer than 24. Almost one-half of the undergraduate classes have fewer than 10 students. The student-faculty ratio is 7:1.
- The Graduate School serves over 1,800 students pursuing Master's and PhD degrees.
- University College grants both graduate and undergraduate degrees, offering courses primarily in the evenings for adult and continuing education.
- The College of Arts & Sciences offers courses in over a dozen languages, including "Arabic, "Hebrew, Spanish, German, French, "Swahili, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Greek, Italian, "Hindi, Portuguese, and "Latin. University College in Arts & Sciences also offers course work in Swedish, "Vietnamese, and Czech.
Founded as the School of Commerce and Finance in 1917, the "Olin Business School was named after entrepreneur "John M. Olin in 1988. The school's academic programs include BSBA, MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), MS in Finance, MS in Supply Chain Management, MS in Customer Analytics, Master of Accounting, Global Master of Finance Dual Degree program, and Doctorate programs, as well as non-degree "executive education. In 2002, an "Executive MBA program was established in Shanghai, in cooperation with "Fudan University.
Olin has a network of more than 16,000 alumni worldwide. Over the last several years, the school’s endowment has increased to $213 "million (2004) and annual gifts average $12 million per year.["citation needed] Simon Hall was opened in 1986 after a donation from John E. Simon. On May 2, 2014, the $90 million conjoined Knight and Bauer Halls were dedicated, following a $15 million gift from "Charles F. Knight and Joanne Knight and a $10 million gift from George and Carol Bauer through the Bauer Foundation.
Undergraduate BSBA students take 40–60% of their courses within the business school and are able to formally declare majors in eight areas: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, marketing, "managerial economics and strategy, organization and "human resources, "international business, and operations and "supply chain management. Graduate students are able to pursue an MBA either full-time or part-time. Students may also take elective courses from other disciplines at Washington University, including law and many other fields. "Mark P. Taylor is the Dean of the Olin Business School.
School of Design & Visual Arts
For the Fall 2011 semester Design & Visual Arts enrolled 106 out of 1,422 applicants (7.5%).
Created in 2005 by merging the existing Colleges of Art and Architecture, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts combines the strengths of these fields into a single collaborative unit offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The School comprises:
- College of Architecture
- Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
- College of Art
- Graduate School of Art
- "Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, considered one of the most distinguished university art collections in the country["citation needed]
Architecture offers BS and BA degrees as well as M. Arch and MUD. There is a combined six-year BS and M. Arch degree program as well as joint M. Arch programs with most of the other schools in the University. The Graduate School of Architecture and "Urban Design was ranked 5th in the nation by the journal DesignIntelligence in its 2008 edition of "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools."
Art offers the BFA and MFA in Art in the context of a full university environment. Students take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as courses in the "College of Art to provide a well rounded background. One third of students in the school pursue a combined study degree program, second major, and/or minors in other undergraduate divisions at Washington University["citation needed]. "U.S. News & World Report ranked the MFA program 13th in the nation in 2012.
In October 2006 the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum moved into new facilities designed by "Pritzker Prize-winning architect, and former faculty member, "Fumihiko Maki.
Carmon Colangelo is the Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Bruce Lindsey is Dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. Franklin "Buzz" Spector is the Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art.
School of Engineering & Applied Science
The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU Engineering) is a top-ranked, dynamic school with 88 tenured and tenure-track professors, 40 additional full-time faculty, 1,300 undergraduate students, 560 master's students, 380 PhD students, and more than 20,000 alumni. "Aaron Bobick serves as dean of the school.
With approximately $27 million in annual research awards, the school focuses intellectual efforts on medicine and health, energy and environment, entrepreneurship, and security. The school is ranked among the top 50 by the magazine "U.S. News & World Report, and the biomedical engineering graduate program was ranked 12th by "U.S. News & World Report in 2012–2013.
- "Biomedical Engineering
- "Computer Science & Engineering
- "Electrical & "Systems Engineering
- Energy, "Environmental & "Chemical Engineering
- "Mechanical Engineering & "Materials Science
School of Law
Washington University School of Law offers joint-degree programs with the Olin Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the School of Social Work. It also offers an LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, an LLM in Taxation, an LLM in US Law for Foreign Lawyers, a Master of Juridical Studies (MJS), and a Juris Scientiae Doctoris (JSD). The "law school offers 3 semesters of courses in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, and requires at least 85 hours of coursework for the JD.
In the 2015 US News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools, the law school is ranked 18th nationally, out of over 180 law schools. In particular, its Clinical Education Program is currently ranked 4th in the nation. This year, the median score placed the average student in the 96th percentile of test takers. The law school offers a "full-time day program, beginning in August, for the J.D. degree. The law school is located in a state-of-the-art building, "Anheuser-Busch Hall (opened in 1997). The building combines traditional architecture, a five-story open-stacks library, an integration of indoor and outdoor spaces, and the latest wireless and other technologies. National Jurist ranked Washington University 4th among the "25 Most Wired Law Schools."
"Nancy Staudt is the Dean of the School of Law.
The "Washington University School of Medicine, founded in 1891, is highly regarded as one of the world's leading centers for medical research and training. The School ranks first in the nation in student selectivity. Among its many recent initiatives, "The Genome Center at Washington University (directed by "Richard K. Wilson) played a leading role in the "Human Genome Project, having contributed 25% of the finished sequence. The School pioneered bedside teaching and led in the transformation of empirical knowledge into scientific medicine. The "medical school partners with "St. Louis Children's Hospital and "Barnes-Jewish Hospital (part of BJC HealthCare), where all physicians are members of the school's faculty.
The Program in Occupational Therapy is currently tied for 1st in the nation for "Best Occupational Therapy Schools" according to "U.S. News & World Report. The Program offers a Master of Science degree as well as the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) at the professional and post-professional levels. M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, serves as the program director and was the most recent president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
David H. Perlmutter, MD, is the Dean of "Washington University School of Medicine.
Social Work and Public Health
With roots dating back to 1909 in the university's School of Social Economy, the "George Warren Brown School of Social Work (commonly called GWB, the Brown School, or Brown) was founded in 1925. Brown's academic degree offerings include a Master of Social Work (MSW), a "Master of Public Health (MPH), a PhD in Social Work, and a PhD in Public Health Sciences. It is currently ranked first among "Master of Social Work programs in the United States. The school was endowed by Bettie Bofinger Brown and named for her husband, George Warren Brown, a St. Louis philanthropist and co-founder of the "Brown Shoe Company. The school was the first in the country to have a building for the purpose of social work education, and it is also a founding member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. The school is housed within Brown and Goldfarb Halls, but a third building expansion is currently in progress and slated to be completed in summer 2015. The new building, adjacent to Brown and Goldfarb Halls, targets LEED Gold certification and will add approximately 105,000 square feet, more than doubling the school's teaching, research, and program space.
The school has many nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars in "social security, health care, health disparities, communication, social and health policy, and individual and family development. Many of the faculty have training in both social work and public health. The school's current dean is Edward F. Lawlor. In addition to affiliation with the university-wide Institute of Public Health, Brown houses 12 research centers. The Brown School Library collects materials on many topics, with specific emphasis on: children, youth, and families; gerontology; health; mental health; social and economic development; family therapy; and management. The library maintains subscriptions to over 450 academic journals.
Former dental school
Founded as the Missouri Dental College in 1866, the "Washington University School of Dental Medicine was the first dental school west of the Mississippi River and the sixth dental school in the U.S. The school closed in 1991.
Museums and library system
With 14 libraries, the Washington University library system is the largest in the state of Missouri, containing over 4.2 million volumes. The main library, Olin Library, is centrally located on the Danforth Campus. Other libraries in the system include:
- "Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library
- "Business Library
- "Chemistry Library
- "East Asian Library
- "Law Library
- "Medical Library (Becker)
- "Music Library
- "Physics Library
- "Social Work Library
- "Special Collections & Archives
- "West Campus Library
The "Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, established in 1881, is one of the oldest teaching museums in the country. The collection includes works from 19th, 20th, and 21st century American and European artists, including "George Caleb Bingham, "Thomas Cole, "Pablo Picasso, "Max Ernst, "Alexander Calder, "Jackson Pollock, "Rembrandt, "Robert Rauschenberg, "Barbara Kruger, and "Christian Boltanski. Also in the complex is the 3,000 sq ft (300 m2) Newman Money Museum exhibiting the collection of American "numismatist "Eric P. Newman. In October 2006, the Kemper Art Museum moved from its previous location, Steinberg Hall, into a new facility designed by former faculty member "Fumihiko Maki. Interestingly, the new Kemper Art Museum is located directly across from Steinberg Hall, which was Maki's very first commission in 1959.
Research, research centers, and institutes
Virtually all faculty members at Washington University engage in academic research,["citation needed] offering opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students across the university's seven schools. Known for its interdisciplinarity and departmental collaboration, many of Washington University's research centers and institutes are collaborative efforts between many areas on campus.["citation needed] More than 60% of undergraduates are involved in faculty research across all areas; it is an institutional priority for undergraduates to be allowed to participate in advanced research. According to the Center for Measuring University Performance, it is considered to be one of the top 10 private research universities in the nation. A dedicated Office of Undergraduate Research is located on the "Danforth Campus and serves as a resource to post research opportunities, advise students in finding appropriate positions matching their interests, publish undergraduate research journals, and award research grants to make it financially possible to perform research.
During fiscal year 2007, $537.5 million was received in total research support, including $444 million in federal obligations. The University has over 150 "National Institutes of Health funded inventions, with many of them licensed to private companies. Governmental agencies and non-profit foundations such as the NIH, "United States Department of Defense, "National Science Foundation, and "NASA provide the majority of research grant funding, with Washington University being one of the top recipients in NIH grants from year-to-year. Nearly 80% of NIH grants to institutions in the state of Missouri went to Washington University alone in 2007. Washington University and its Medical School play a large part in the "Human Genome Project, where it contributes approximately 25% of the finished sequence. The Genome Sequencing Center has decoded the genome of many animals, plants, and cellular organisms, including the platypus, chimpanzee, cat, and corn.
NASA hosts its Planetary Data System Geosciences Node on the campus of Washington University. Professors, students, and researchers have been very involved with many unmanned missions to Mars. Professor Raymond Arvidson has been deputy principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover mission and co-investigator of the Phoenix Rover robotic arm.
Washington University professor Joseph Lowenstein, with the assistance of several undergraduate students, has been involved in editing, annotating, making a digital archive of the first publication of poet "Edmund Spenser's collective works in 100 years. A large grant from the "National Endowment for the Humanities has been given to support this ambitious project centralized at Washington University with support from other colleges in the United States.
Washington University has over 300 undergraduate student organizations on campus. Most are funded by the "Washington University Student Union, which has a $2 million plus annual budget that is completely student-controlled and is one of the largest student government budgets in the country. Known as SU for short, the Student Union sponsors large-scale campus programs including "WILD (a semesterly concert in the quad) and free copies of the "New York Times, "USA Today, and the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch through The Collegiate Readership Program; it also contributes to the Assembly Series, a weekly lecture series produced by the University, and funds the campus television station, WUTV, and the radio station, "KWUR. KWUR was named best radio station in St. Louis of 2003 by the Riverfront Times despite the fact that its signal reaches only a few blocks beyond the boundaries of the campus. There are 11 fraternities and 9 sororities, with approximately 35% of the student body being involved in Greek life. The Congress of the South 40 (CS40) is a Residential Life and Events Programming Board, which operates outside of the SU sphere. CS40's funding comes from the Housing Activities Fee of each student living on the South 40.
Many of these organizations and other campus life amenities are housed in the $43 million "Danforth University Center on the "Danforth Campus, also dedicated in honor of the Danforth family. The building opened on August 11, 2008 and earned "LEED Gold certification for its environmentally friendly design.
Washington University has a large number of student-run musical groups on campus, including 12 official "a cappella groups. The Pikers, an all-male group, is the oldest such group on campus. The Greenleafs, an all-female group is the oldest (and only) female group on campus. The "Mosaic Whispers, founded in 1991, is the oldest co-ed group on campus. They have produced 9 albums and have appeared on a number of compilation albums, including Ben Folds' "Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! The Amateurs, who also appeared on this album, is another co-ed a cappella group on campus, founded in 1991. They have recorded seven albums and toured extensively. After Dark is a co-ed "a cappella group founded in 2001. It has released three albums and has won several Contemporary A Capella Recording (CARA) awards. In 2008 the group performed on "MSNBC during coverage of the vice presidential debate with specially written songs about "Joe Biden and "Sarah Palin. The Ghost Lights, founded in 2010, is the campus's newest and only Broadway, Movies, and Television soundtrack group. They have performed multiple philanthropic concerts in the greater St. Louis area and were honored in November 2010 with the opportunity to perform for Nobel Laureate Douglass North at his birthday celebration.
The campus newspaper is "Student Life. The paper is published twice a week under the auspices of Washington University Student Media, Inc., an independent not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1999. The paper was first founded in 1878, making it one of the oldest student newspapers in the country.
The campus political/entertainment talk radio podcast is WURD, which streams for free on iTunes. Its listenership spans multiple continents and its host website has been visited by thousands of listeners.
Washington University has twelve fraternities and nine sororities on campus. Approximately 45% of women and 30% of men participate in Greek life, totaling 35% of the student body.
- Washington University Interfraternity Council
- "Alpha Delta Phi
- "Alpha Epsilon Pi
- "Beta Theta Pi
- "Kappa Sigma
- "Phi Delta Theta
- "Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- "Sigma Chi
- "Sigma Nu
- "Sigma Phi Epsilon
- "Tau Kappa Epsilon
- "Theta Xi
- "Zeta Beta Tau
- Washington University Panhellenic Council
- "Alpha Epsilon Phi
- "Alpha Omicron Pi
- "Alpha Phi
- "Chi Omega
- "Delta Gamma
- "Gamma Phi Beta
- "Kappa Delta
- "Kappa Kappa Gamma
- "Pi Beta Phi
Washington University is number one on the Princeton Review’s “Best College Dorms” list for 2013.
Over 50% of undergraduate students live on campus. Most of the residence halls on campus are located on the South 40, named because of its adjacent location on the south side of the "Danforth Campus and its size of 40 acres (160,000 m2). It is the location of all the freshman buildings as well as several upperclassman buildings, which are set up in the traditional "residential college system. All of the residential halls are co-ed. The South 40 is organized as a pedestrian-friendly environment wherein residences surround a central recreational lawn known as the Swamp. Bear's Den (the largest dining hall on campus), the Habif Health and Wellness Center (Student Health Services), the Residential Life Office, "University Police Headquarters, various student-owned businesses (e.g. the laundry service, Wash U Wash), and the baseball, softball, and intramural fields are also located on the South 40.
Another group of residences, known as the Village, is located in the northwest corner of "Danforth Campus. Only open to upperclassmen and January Scholars, the North Side consists of Millbrook Apartments, The Village, Village East on-campus apartments, and all fraternity houses except the Zeta Beta Tau house, which is off campus and located just northwest of the South 40. Sororities at Washington University do not have houses by their own accord. The Village is a group of residences where students who have similar interests or academic goals apply as small groups of 4 to 24, known as BLOCs, to live together in clustered suites along with non-BLOCs. Like the South 40, the residences around the Village also surround a recreational lawn.
In addition to South 40 and North Side residence halls, Washington University owns several apartment buildings within walking distance to Danforth Campus, which are open to upperclassmen.
Washington University supports four major student-run media outlets. The university's "student newspaper, "Student Life, is available for students. "KWUR (90.3 FM) serves as the students' official radio station; the station also attracts an audience in the immediately surrounding community due to its eclectic and free-form musical programming. WUTV is the university's "closed-circuit "television channel. The university's main student-run political publication is the Washington University Political Review (nicknamed "WUPR"), a self-described "multipartisan" monthly magazine. Washington University undergraduates publish two literary and art journals, The Eliot Review and Spires Intercollegiate Arts and Literary Magazine. A variety of other publications also serve the university community, ranging from in-house "academic journals to glossy alumni magazines to WUnderground, the student-run satirical newspaper.
Washington University's sports teams are called the Bears. They are members of the "National Collegiate Athletic Association and participate in the "University Athletic Association at the "Division III level. The Bears have won 19 NCAA Division III Championships— one in women's "cross country (2011), one in men's tennis (2008), two in men's basketball (2008, 2009), five in women's basketball (1998–2001, 2010), and ten in women's volleyball (1989, 1991–1996, 2003, 2007, 2009) – and 144 "UAA titles in 15 different sports. The Athletic Department was headed by John Schael for 34 years, who served as "director of athletics in the period 1978-2014. The 2000 "Division III Central Region winner of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics/Continental Airlines Athletics Director of the Year award, Schael helped orchestrate the Bears athletics transformation into one of the top departments in Division III. Schael was succeeded by Josh Whitman, 2014-2016. The department is now led by interim director Justin Carroll.
Washington University also has an extensive club sports program, with teams ranging from men's volleyball to women's Ultimate Frisbee. The Washington University men's club water polo team has been particularly successful, capturing the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Club National Championship title in 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Funding for club sports comes from the Student Union budget, as each club is deemed a campus group.
Washington University is home of "Francis Field, site of the "1904 Summer Olympics. "Francis Field is also home of the Washington University football, soccer, and track and field teams.
- "WILD – Walk In, Lay Down, the semesterly concert in the Quad which brings in popular musical acts.
- Bauhaus – Annual "Halloween costume party sponsored by the Architecture School Council, held in a large tent in front of Givens Hall.
- "Thurtene Carnival – The oldest and largest student-run carnival in the nation,["citation needed] run by Thurtene Honorary.
- Vertigo – A dance party put on by the Engineering School Council (EnCouncil), featuring an innovative 8-by-16-foot (2.4 by 4.9 m) computer-controlled modular LED "illuminated dance floor built by students.
- Cultural shows – Each year Washington University student groups put on several multicultural shows, one of which sells out within hours of tickets going on sale (Diwali).["citation needed] Ashoka, the South Asian student association, puts on a performance for "Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, that includes a skit and dances; Black Anthology is a student-run performance arts show celebrating "black culture; Lunar New Year Festival is a collaboration between the many East Asian organizations on campus culminating in a show to celebrate the holiday with a skit and dances from "Chinese, "Japanese, and "Korean cultures; celebrating African culture, Africa Week and the African Film Festival are annual events hosted by the African Students Association; the Association of Latin American Students showcases various forms of Latin and Spanish dances during their performance, Carnaval.
- Washington University counts more than 114,000 living alumni, 27 "Rhodes Scholars, and 25 "Nobel laureates affiliated with the university as faculty or students.
- Notable recent graduates of the college include: former Missouri Senator "Jim Talent, Nevada Senator "Chic Hecht, and former Nebraska Congressman "Hal Daub; "George Zimmer, founder of "Men's Wearhouse; "Phil Radford, CEO of "Greenpeace; "Avram Glazer, chairman of "Manchester United; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Ken Cooper and "Hank Klibanoff; Scott Berjer, personal chef to Stevie Washington and serial inventor (notable inventions include the Dunkaroo and the Sheshbesh); "Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate films; actors "Peter Sarsgaard ("Boys Don't Cry, "An Education, "Flight Plan) and "Harold Ramis ("Ghostbusters, "Caddyshack); baseball player "Dal Maxvill; and science-show host "Deanne Bell ("Design Squad).
- Earlier undergraduate alumni include "J. C. R. Licklider, pioneer in artificial intelligence; "Charles Nagel, founder of the "U.S. Chamber of Commerce; "Julian W. Hill, co-inventor of nylon; "Clyde Cowan, co-discoverer of the neutrino; "James R. Thompson, Governor of Illinois; "David R. Francis, Governor of Missouri; "William H. Webster, former Director of the FBI; U.S. Ambassador to Belgium "Sam Fox; "Edward Singleton Holden, president of the University of California; "Thomas Lamb Eliot, founder of Reed College; and "Abram L. Sachar, founding president of Brandeis University. Graduates of the College of Architecture include George Hellmuth, "Gyo Obata, and George Kassabaum, founders of "HOK, the world's fourth-largest architectural firm.
- The "School of Medicine graduated Nobel laureates "Earl Sutherland, "Edwin Krebs, and "Daniel Nathans. Businessman and adventurer "Steve Fossett earned his MBA from the business school. Law school graduate, "Joseph Poindexter was governor of Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor attack. Doctoral alumni include the former Presidents of Johns Hopkins, Clemson, Wake Forest, Morehouse, Mount Union, Yonsei, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. An alumnus of the Graduate School of Architecture, "C. P. Wang (M.Arch 1973), designed "Taipei 101, the world's second-tallest building.
- Famous students who dropped out: "Charles Eames (who was expelled for defending modernist architecture); "Tennessee Williams (who left in protest at not winning the poetry prize); "Enterprise Rent-a-Car founder "Jack C. Taylor (who withdrew to fight in World War II); actor "Robert Guillaume (who withdrew to study opera); Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author "Bill Dedman (who left to become a newspaper reporter); and IQ-record holder "Marilyn vos Savant (who says she withdrew because she was bored).
- "List of Washington University faculty and staff (past and present): economist and Nobel Memorial Prize winner "Douglass North; "husband and wife biochemists and co-Nobel Prize winners "Carl and "Gerty Cori; physicist and Nobel Prize winner "Arthur Holly Compton; novelists "Stanley Elkin and "William Gass; poets "Carl Phillips and "Mary Jo Bang; architect "Fumihiko Maki; neurologist and Nobel Prize winner "Rita Levi-Montalcini; notable artist "Max Beckmann; "sex researchers "William Masters and Virginia Johnson; "Poets Laureate "Howard Nemerov and "Mona Van Duyn; sociologist and "outlaw "Marxist" "Alvin Ward Gouldner; attorney, former Counsel to Vice-President "Al Gore and former Tennessee Attorney General "Charles Burson; writer and culture critic "Gerald Early; economist, and former Chair of President "Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors, "Murray Weidenbaum; chemist "Joseph W. Kennedy, co-discoverer of the "element "plutonium; computer scientist "Jonathan S. Turner, internationally renowned expert in "computer networking; computer scientist "Raj Jain, pioneer in the field of "network congestion; Law Professor "Troy A. Paredes, currently on leave as a commissioner of the SEC; and Law Professor "Peter Mutharika, president of "Malawi.
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