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The Annual Ice Cream Social is a tradition that few can resist at Olin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their children to enjoy the afternoon affair complete with Cake Walks, music, a strolling magician, the famous balloon lady, and a table full of toppings for your scoop of chocolate or vanilla! This year, an Italian ice truck also offered its frozen shaved ice with sweet syrups. Happy Summer!!

Cake Walk demands strategy and sibling management.

Cake Walk demands strategy and sibling management.

Lamar Pierce tells his son Carlo that, alas, there is no gelato here.

Lamar Pierce tells his son Carlo that, alas, there is no gelato here.

Sarah Gibbs and daughter Harper enjoy a fat-free balloon ice cream cone.

Sarah Gibbs and daughter Harper enjoy a fat-free balloon ice cream cone.

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Brennan Gibbs swings for the outfield!

Mr. Tim, master of the scoops!

Mr. Tim, master of the scoops!

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The amazing balloon lady makes a car for Sarah Miller’s son.

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Bloomberg Businessweek, July 23, 2014. Yale SOM’s Plan to Expand Access to B-School: A $100 Discount Evan Bouffides, assistant dean and director of MBA admissions and financial aid at Olin, says the school saw a large jump in applications—and increases in class quality and diversity—when it wiped away its fee a few years ago. “It’s been absolutely worth it for us.”

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Jason Wilson, Executive MBA, owner of Chronicle Coffee and Northwest Coffee Roasting Co., is a member of the cast of a new reality show that premiered July 23 on the Lifetime network. Nancy Fowler profiles Wilson in a preview of the show on St. Louis Public Radio.

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson

In Fowler’s story, “What’s a ‘BAP?’ St. Louisans Duke it out on Reality TV Spotlighting Black Middle Class,” she asked Wilson to define BAP which stands for Black American Princess or Prince:

Wilson said he got the label for his Creve Coeur upbringing, professional parents and Washington University MBA. “It’s about economics or being born into affluence,” Wilson told St. Louis Public Radio. “It’s a segment of the black population that isn’t often talked about.”

Six hour-long episodes of BAPs have been ordered for its first season on Lifetime.

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Was it a bird, a plane, or a swarm of bees buzzing high over the heads of people enjoying the unseasonably cool July day on campus? Heads bobbed backwards, eyes searched the clear blue sky, and ears strained to connect something to the buzz. It was difficult to find the source of the sound high in the sky…until it came in for a landing.

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Tom Young preparing the Quad Copter for take off.

The DJi Quad Copter drone looks like it could have come from outer space, but it’s just the latest technology device for Mike Martin Media’s videographers to capture incredible aerial footage.

Tom Young piloted the drone, equipped with a mini camera and stabilizers for steady shots. Powered by batteries and connected to 12 satellites for GPS control, the Quad Copter can climb 1,200 feet vertically and up to a mile away from the controller.

Olin’s Marketing & Communications department hired the Mike Martin Media team to gather aerial footage of Olin’s four buildings for video projects to share with the community about our expanded campus and renovated Simon Hall. We’ll share the spectacular views from the eye in the sky as soon as they’re edited. In the meantime, watch the Quad Copter in action here:

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Wash U’s Hard-Fought Gamble in India. Poets & Quants for Executives, July 18, 2014. Within a week of announcing an unusual Executive MBA program in India in late June, Washington University’s Olin School has more than 50 credible inquiries from prospective students for its first cohort. An interview with Dean Gupta.

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