Milestones

Experiential Learning: Part of Olin’s DNA for a century

By Sydney Miller on March 3, 2017 in Milestones

Business trends come and go, but one component of business education has been a constant at Washington University since 1917. On-the-job experience has been a hallmark of every student’s time at the business school since its founding.

Business school named for John M. Olin

By Sydney Miller on November 22, 2016 in Milestones

In 1988 William E. Simon, president of the John M. Olin Foundation, and Chancellor William H. Danforth announced a grant of $15 million from the foundation to Washington University to name the John M. Olin School of Business. At the time, it was the largest grant ever made by the John M. Olin Foundation, and honors the memory of a famous business leader and philanthropist, John Merrill Olin.

The Consortium: Opening doors for 50 years

By Sydney Miller on July 21, 2016 in Milestones

In the mid 1960s, when civil rights protests were growing and calls for radical social change permeated all walks of life, Sterling H. Schoen, a professor at WashU’s business school, realized through his research that Fortune 500 companies employed no African Americans in management. Schoen, an expert in labor relations, wanted to open the doors to business education and corporate career tracks for underrepresented min...

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