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CNN journalist Anderson Cooper will be the keynote speaker at Founders Day, to be held on the evening of Oct. 28 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. According to Student Life, Cooper will deliver another keynote at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium. The event is open to all Washington University students; however, due to limited seating, tickets will be distributed at 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” which airs weeknights on the cable network nationally and is simulcast to a global audience on CNN International. He also is a regular correspondent on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Among his many major journalism awards, Cooper helped to lead CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and contributed to DuPont Award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami in southeastern Asia. Along with ABC journalist Martha Raddatz, Cooper served as moderator for the presidential debate held at Washington University in St. Louis on Oct. 9, 2016 (pictured above).


Established in 1953 to celebrate the founding of Washington University 100 years earlier, Founders Day also is a time for the university to recognize its distinguished alumni, faculty and supporters.

Distinguished Faculty Awards
The Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize outstanding commitment to the intellectual and personal development of students. This year’s recipients are:

Carolyn Baum (PhD ’93), the Elias Michael Director and Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work;

Ron K. Cytron, professor and associate chair of computer science and engineering;

Henry L. Roediger III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and professor of psychological and brain sciences; and

Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, the Sam J. Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Arthritis Research and professor of medicine and of pathology and immunology.

Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize outstanding professional achievement, public service, exceptional service to Washington University, or all three. This year’s recipients are:

Hal V. Barron, MD (BS ’85), president of research and development, Calico;

Soo K. Chan (AB ’84), founding principal and design director, SCDA Architects;

Gaurav Garg (BS ’88, BS ’88, MS ’90), founding partner, Wing Venture Capital;

Lynn E. Gorguze (MBA ’86), chair and chief executive officer, Cameron Holdings Corp.;

Michael R. Holmes (AB ’79), chairman and founder, Rx Outreach; and

Chrissy Taylor (MBA ’10), executive vice president and chief operating officer, Enterprise Holdings.

Robert S. Brookings Awards
Presented by the Board of Trustees, the Robert S. Brookings Award honors individuals for their extraordinary dedication and generosity to Washington University. This year’s honorees are:

James McKelvey Jr. (AB ’87, BS ’87); and

Michael and Noémi Neidorff.

More information about Founders Day is available on the Alumni & Development website.

News Release by Julie Flory, The Source

Image by James Byard/WUSTL Photos  

We thought Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz, moderators of the second Presidential Debate taking place Oct. 9 at Washu, might be looking for a few good questions to toss in the mix at the Town Hall-style showdown between Clinton and Trump. So, we asked undergrads in Simon Hall, “What would you ask the presidential candidates at the debate?”  They provided a wide range of questions in response. Hear what they had to say in the video above.

Thanks to the students listed below who appear in our video for sharing their questions.

In order of appearance:
– Sierra Kindig, Senior in School of Arts & Sciences
– Taylor, Sophomore, Marketing and Operation and Supply Chain Management
– Adam, Junior, Finance and Operation and Supply Chain Management
– Cathy, Junior, Marketing
– Andrew Lee, Junior, Economics and Strategy and Computer Science
– Daniel Kushner, Freshman, Undecided
– Daniel Selzer, Junior, Accounting Major
– Arvin Ballasandrum, Senior, Biology and Healthcare Management


Olin graduate students may be wondering who took over their lounge in Bauer Hall. The WashU and Commission on Presidential Debates teams have moved in and will be handing out official swag bags to the media from the lounge, after reporters pick up their credentials in the Active Learning Lab. Olin is at the center of the Debate activities that move into high gear today.

debate banner knight hallBy the way, graduate students can find their mail files in Knight Hall 239 (located near the WCC). Files will be moved back to the lounge Monday, October 10th.

Meanwhile, the countdown clock on the official debate website is in the single digits. More than 2,500 media are expected to arrive on campus this week and networks will be broadcasting live from Mudd Field and Brookings Quad. Miles of fencing have been installed around the Danforth Campus, and even more around the inner sanctum of the debate: the Athletic Complex.

By the end of the week, parking on or around campus will be very limited. Millbrook Garage on Throop Drive will be reserved exclusively for media Saturday and Sunday. Forsyth and Big Bend will be closed to traffic this weekend. Campus access will be limited. The Presidential Debate takes place Sunday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m. CDT.

Please note: This weekend, you must have your WUSTL ID to get on campus and access buildings.

Check the official website for up-to-date announcements on road closures, parking availability, campus access, and public events: debate.wustl.edu



Due to security and transportation considerations for the Oct. 9 presidential debate, the following road closures will be in effect near Washington University’s Danforth Campus. Detours will be marked for all affected roads.

All closure information is subject to change. Check this page for updates.

  • Big Bend Boulevard between Wydown Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic beginning on Saturday, Oct. 8 at approximately 2 p.m. and REOPENED by 6 a.m. on Monday, October 10.



  • Security fencing will be installed on the west side of Big Bend Boulevard from Forsyth Boulevard to Westmoreland Drive, blocking vehicle egress from streets, alleys and driveways.
  • Forsyth Boulevard between Big Bend and Skinker Boulevard will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic on Sunday, Oct. 9 at approximately 9 a.m. and REOPENED by 6 a.m. on Monday, October 10.


For more information about how the debate will affect our campuses and community, visit the For Our Community section of the Debate website, link here.

This content was published on the WashU Debate site 9/30/2016