If you want to republish news or posts from another source, the WashU Web Theme gives you an easy way to link straight to the original. No need to copy and paste the entire article, which can confuse your readers and search engines alike.
In the example below, posts with external links are indicated with a pop-out window icon.
External news links in action
Shown below: Latest Posts block; grid layout with two columns; displaying author, date, excerpt and thumbnail; ordered newest to oldest; pulling in all categories; four posts per page; WashU News Links for Posts activated to allow external linking.