Washington University in St. Louis

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1968: The Times They Are A-Changin’

By Sydney Miller on February 2, 2017 in People

Karl A. Hill became the dean of Washington University’s business school in a year best remembered for sit-ins, Vietnam War protests, hippies, and the election of Richard Nixon.

John Simon: The man behind Simon Hall

By Sydney Miller on January 4, 2017 in People

John E. Simon was a St. Louis investor, philanthropist, and General Partner of what is believed to have been the third oldest New York Stock Exchange member firm and the oldest continuous member firm west of the Mississippi River.

John M. Olin: A man of business

By Sydney Miller on January 4, 2017 in People

John M. Olin was a leader among this nation’s entrepreneurs, scientists, conservationists, and philanthropists. His life, his work, his compassion, and his generosity touched the lives of thousands.

Deans of the 1950s: Shifting focus from public to private

By Sydney Miller on December 20, 2016 in People

The 1950s saw the succession of three deans with ties to Tulane University—deans who turned the business school away from dwindling opportunities in public service to growing possibilities in the private sector. It was also the decade in which the School formed new ties with the greater St. Louis business community and launched its first graduate program.

A brief history of Washington University’s Bear

By Sydney Miller on December 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

The history of the Washington University mascot, the bear, is colorful in its own right, and intertwined with that of its home institution. Since the bear’s beginnings, University athletic teams, fraternities, and administration have all had a hand in shaping its appearance and function.

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.

A Look Back: Dorm rooms over the years

By Sydney Miller on November 15, 2016 in Places

These photographs from University Archives offer a glimpse into dorm rooms of students in decades past. And while these images span more than nine decades, many similarities remain evident.

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