President George Washington, for whom the University is named, "visited" the University during the Sesquicentennial and decided to stay. A new bronze statue was placed on the south side of the newly renovated John M. Olin Library during the library's rededication ceremonies on May 7, 2004. (Photo by David Kilper)
A Banner Year
Over the past academic year, Washington University celebrated its Sesquicentennial. Visitors came to campus from near and far to participate in special anniversary events—and even George Washington made an appearance.
Discovering Lewis & Clark
Using the famed Lewis and Clark expedition as subject matter, Arts & Sciences faculty and students immerse themselves in a modern-day adventure of learning—and discover the wonders of multidisciplinary studies along the way.
'Get Picture' [It's a snap!]
Professors and undergraduates in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have created an award-winning new breed: the world's first robotic photographer, "Lewis."
A Glorious World's Fair Transforms a University Campus
In the early 1900s, dreams of building a new University campus coincided with dreams of honoring the 100-year anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase with a World's Fair. The Hilltop Campus grew forth from the realization of these two dreams.