2015 Achieving Excellence

Senior class president embraces uncertainty

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on May 14, 2015 in 2015 Achieving Excellence

Washington University in St. Louis senior class president Jeremy Sherman knows what’s next — a trip to Europe and a job at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, D.C. The rest is uncertain. “Even if we have a job or are planning to go to graduate school, all of us are facing a lot of uncertainty,” sa...

Law student makes most of his time here

By Neil Schoenherr on April 27, 2015 in 2015 Achieving Excellence

Third-year law student Jonathan Adair applied to Washington University in St. Louis late in his search process and made a last-minute decision to attend. Now the Chicago native, who took advantage of myriad educational and service opportunities during his time at WashU, can’t imagine wanting to g...

Thinking on Her Feet

By Liam Otten on April 6, 2015 in 2015 Achieving Excellence

Samantha Gaitsch, a senior majoring in dance and in psychology, both in Arts & Sciences, performed with company-in-residence The Slaughter Project at Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis.

Schmidt brings ‘listening ear’ to his writing

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on February 19, 2015 in 2015 Achieving Excellence

John Schmidt, a senior in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is the white playwright behind Black Anthology. In past productions, Schmidt has tackled profiling, post-racial politics, bias within the black community and the insidious ways prejudice persists on college campuses.