2,977 American flags outlined Mudd Field today in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks committed on Sept. 11, 2001. Junior Kaitlyn Cullen organized the event because as she told the RECORD, “I was dismayed that last year there was no recognition of 9/11. It was almost like no one wanted to talk about it. So many of us were so young that we don’t have any recollection of 9/11.”

Most members of the class of 2018 were born in 1996 and in kindergarten when the attacks took place.

Read the RECORD story here.



Portland Tribune (Oregon), “If you’re happy and you know it” features research by Prof. Stuart Bunderson on workplace behavior and those who view work as a calling, not just a job.

Washington University in St. Louis and Olin Business School are among the top schools in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released Sept. 9, 2014.

Olin placed at #14 in the Best Undergraduate Business Programs category and Washington University was ranked #14 among National Universities.

Specialty disciplines within business programs were ranked based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at accredited business schools. Olin’s entrepreneurship and finance programs remain in the top 20:

Entrepreneurship    #19
Finance                      #12


Limited rankings data is available on the U.S. News site; full access to rankings is behind a pay wall. Survey and ranking methodology details can be found here.


Thank you for your generosity during the special PB&Joy food drive to help our neighbors in Ferguson and surrounding areas.  We donated 373 pounds of food collected in the four Olin bins!  Here are some other details about the University-wide campaign:

·        Our colleagues at Operation Food Search mentioned numerous times that Washington University was the first of their community partners to step up and offer to help following the incidents in Ferguson.  They are deeply grateful for our contributions and our desire to assist.

·        32 bins were placed across all University campuses

·        3830 pounds of food were donated

Operation Food Search was delighted with the prevalence of canned chicken & tuna, which is sorely needed.  This food has already gone out to the 8 partner agencies in/near Ferguson, and to St. Louis Crisis Nursery / Florissant which is going door to door in Camden Green.

·        $1270 was donated to Operation Food Search. A portion of this was used to cover freight to deliver 360,000 diapers to Ferguson and neighboring communities.

·        Operation Food Search calculates that our drive allowed 1,789 people to eat for a day.

We look forward to once again participating in the annual PB&Joy food drive in April 2015 and the friendly competition between Students and Faculty/Staff to win the title of biggest donor.

Warm regards,
Your PB&Joy Ambassadors


Before the start of classes, new Specialized Masters Program (SMP), students spent a hot summer day bonding at Shaw Park in Clayton.  Students completed a series of team building exercises led by TEAM Works, a group that specializes in team building exercises.

Photo credit: Rachelle Potter

Photo credit: Rachelle Potter

Their role was to assist the SMP students in building a greater level of cohesiveness and community. The team building exercises were a powerful way to unite our diverse group of students and kick off the school year.

The SMP staff was delighted to see the students bonding and having fun at the same time.

It was certainly a Kodak moment with all of the red t-shirts in Shaw Park that day. As John C. Maxwell put it, “Teamwork makes the Dream work!”

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