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ST. LOUIS -- Bailey Anne Bassi, daughter of Dale and Susan Bassi of Lincoln, Ill., and
Kathleen Bassi of Chicago, received an undergraduate degree from
Washington University in St. Louis
on May 16. Bassi graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in
English and a minor in Spanish from the College of Arts and
Bassi was among 2,502 students who
received degrees at the university's 142nd commencement ceremony.
The graduates, their family and friends, and university faculty,
administration and trustees, gathered in Brookings Quadrangle on
campus, where former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
delivered the commencement address.
During the university's Eliot Honors
Convocation on May 9, Bassi was also recognized for induction into
Golden Key National Honor Society and Sigma Tau Delta, an
international honor society in English. She is a 1999 graduate of
Lincoln Community High School in Lincoln, Ill.
Washington University, a
medium-sized, independent university, is counted among the world's
leaders in teaching and research. Twenty-one Nobel laureates have
been associated with Washington University, with nine doing the
major portion of their pioneering research here.
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The approximately 12,000
undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at
Washington University represent all 50 states and more than 110
nations. The university's 2,721 full-time faculty teach in eight
schools: architecture, art, arts and sciences, business,
engineering, law, medicine and social work.
university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses
leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad
spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with
additional opportunities for minor concentrations and