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Fueling connections with McDonnell Academy alumni

Celebrating Connections: Highlighting the St. Louis McDonnell Academy Alumni Reception We recently had the pleasure of hosting the St. Louis McDonnell Academy Alumni Reception, a great event that brought together a wonderful group St. Louis alumni, along with their families. The event facilitated the reconnection of old friends and the formation of new connections amid […]

Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition

Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition
Join the McDonnell Academy 5th-year PhD students at the upcoming PhDin3D Competition. Similar to the University of Queensland’s 3MT Competition, this event promises an evening of engaging presentations based on research being conducted at WashU. April 10, 2024 | 5:30 PM Charles F. Knight Center, Room 210Danforth Campus Brilliant minds, groundbreaking research, and just three […]

Navigating politics, culture and global leadership in Washington DC

Navigating politics, culture and global leadership in Washington DC
This spring, McDonnell Scholars from the 2022 and 2023 cohorts visited the nation’s capital to experience first-hand Washington, D.C.’s political and cultural landscape, expand their professional network, and build personal connections through their shared experience. Joining them on the trip were founding benefactor, John McDonnell, and Chancellor Emeritus Mark Wrighton, both of whom remain actively […]

McDonnell Academy EVENTS

The McDonnell Academy organizes special seminars, retreats and other events. Our distinguished Scholars, politicians and analysts lead discussions on political, cultural and economic issues in the United States and the broader world.

Exploration of the aligned moon and sun

Exploration of the aligned moon and sun
An Unforgettable Experience: Reflecting on the April 8 Eclipse In the quiet setting of Perryville, Missouri, an extraordinary event unfolded on April 8th, 2024. McDonnell Scholars, WashU faculty, McDonnell Academy collaborators, and guests of John McDonnell and his foundation team, came together for a captivating celestial phenomenon: the total solar eclipse. Despite encountering several traffic […]

Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition

Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition
Join the McDonnell Academy 5th-year PhD students at the upcoming PhDin3D Competition. Similar to the University of Queensland’s 3MT Competition, this event promises an evening of engaging presentations based on research being conducted at WashU. April 10, 2024 | 5:30 PM Charles F. Knight Center, Room 210Danforth Campus Brilliant minds, groundbreaking research, and just three […]