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Town hall tonight; In this together; Images of hope

Reminder: ‘Ask the Doctors’ town hall tonight at 6 p.m.

Bring your health-related COVID-19 questions to tonight’s “Ask the Doctors” town hall. Drs. Steve Lawrence and Cheri LeBlanc will share the latest updates and guidance in this informative session.

Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30
6-6:30 p.m
Zoom link

Topics will include requirements for outdoor masking, the difference between diagnostic and surveillance testing, and what to keep in mind while planning holiday travel. You can submit questions in advance by sending an email to (Please put “Town Hall Question” in the subject line.)

Learn more on the Ask the WashU Doctors page on the WashU Together website.

In this together

The Washington University Student Health Ambassador program is a new peer-to-peer initiative designed to protect students from the spread of COVID-19. Students are dispatched daily to locations across the Danforth Campus to remind their peers to wear masks and to confirm students have completed their daily health screenings.

“People want to do the right thing,” said Cami Keahi, a sophomore studying global health in Arts & Science and one of the new ambassadors. “It’s a pain, but no one wants to go home. We all understand this is what we need to do to be here together.” Read more about the ambassadors in The Source.

Revisit ArtSci’s popular COVID-19 course

Last month, Arts & Sciences offered undergraduates an innovative, intensive course exploring the myriad ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives. Envisioned by the new dean of Arts & Sciences, Feng Sheng Hu, and led by Krista Milich, assistant professor of biological anthropology, “The Pandemic: Science and Society ” featured experts — 29 in all — from a variety of fields at WashU and from other institutions across the country. All of the lectures are available online on the Arts & Sciences website for faculty and staff to view.

Images of hope

In anticipation of the start of its global town hall that begins Oct. 8, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy asked for images of hope from its participants around the world. See this story in The Source to view more images, read about the importance of the town hall and learn how you can participate in this unique international event.