FEATURE INDEX — Summer 2003


The Founding of Washington University
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University's founding, Washington University is publishing a new history book, Beginning a Great Work: Washington University in St. Louis, 1853-2003. Author Candace O'Connor's opening excerpt details the day 10 of the original 17 directors met to take advantage of the Charter they had held for nearly a year.


Imagining a University
Professor Wayne Fields, an expert in the rhetoric of U.S. presidents, turns his expertise to the rhetoric of Washington University chancellors. He examines four speeches that set forth a vision for transforming the University from a local "streetcar" college to today's nationally and internationally respected entity.


Bringing Distinction and Honor to the University
Over the years, 22 Nobel laureates have been associated with Washington University. Many served as distinguished faculty members while doing their award-winning work, some were graduate students, and one was the grandson of a University co-founder.



Washington University Students: Active, Energetic, and Involved
To supplement their classroon experiences, Washington University students have always been involved with co-curricular activities. Take a glimpse at how these activities have changed, or stayed the same, over the years.


Rite of Assembly
Growing out of the University's centennial celebration, the Assembly Series continues to bring intellectually enlightening, challenging, and stimulating speakers to campus for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.