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Another year has passed for the Olin Blog. Now that the students have left and the pace is slowing, it’s time for our annual look back at our top stories.

The most-read story was about someone from our community, an alumnus, who died in an avalanche. The other popular stories were of happier news: Olin’s full-time MBA broke into the Top 25 in the Financial Times ranking, we honored our distinguished alumni, the school earned triple accreditation and a beloved career coach retired.

Here are the Top 8 Olin Blog stories published in 2021:

Olin alumnus Matthew Nyman dies in Alaska avalanche

Nyman, 43, was an Army veteran, wounded warrior, government innovator and 2017 Olin EMBA.

Olin’s full-time MBA breaks into the top 25 in new Financial Times ranking

This was Olin’s best-ever showing in the international ranking and a substantial increase from its 2020 ranking.

2021 Olin Distinguished Alumni to be honored

Those Olin honored share the characteristics of leadership: progressive thinking, high standards, uncompromising integrity, commitment, courage and confidence. 

Olin entrepreneurship chief sells company he co-founded in 2007 for $30M

Second Street gives publishers and other clients the capacity to provide contests, interactive content and emails to grow revenue, database and engagement. 

Accomplished: Triple accreditation affirms Olin’s commitment to excellence

Among 13,000 business schools globally, only about 100 have earned accreditation from all three bodies.

VanOudenallen, career coach to 1,000+ EMBAS, retires

Olin’s director of executive career development retired to spend more time with his 15 grandchildren and to travel.

Welcome new faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year

Twenty-one new instructors and researchers joined Olin in accounting, data analytics, economics, finance, operations, organizational behavior and strategy.

#1 again! Olin’s MBA entrepreneurship program tops P&Q ranking in 3rd year

“I am beyond gratified—but not surprised—to learn that WashU Olin’s MBA entrepreneurship program has again topped the Poets & Quants ranking,” said Dean Mark P. Taylor.




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Visitors to Olin often comment on our community’s active engagement and collaboration—part of what makes us distinctly Olin. We look to enhance that engagement with the launch of the Olin Blog.

Olin community members—students, faculty, staff, alumni, business partners and supporters—will connect and share valuable content, ideas and insights.

This multi-authored blog will be the online heartbeat of the school, bringing to life the Olin experience.

I look forward to watching this blog grow and connect our audiences as we move into our second century of creating knowledge, inspiring individuals, and transforming business.