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On Sept. 10, the Missouri legislature overrode a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon and enacted one of the United States’ strictest waiting periods for women seeking abortion. The law will require a 72-hour delay, and that delay won’t make women safer or improve health outcomes, said two experts on health and family law from the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. MORE
Missouri lawmakers recently overrode a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon and passed a bill allowing school districts to designate teachers or administrators as school protection officers, able to carry concealed firearms into schools. The measure also lowered the age to apply for a conceal-and-carry permit to 19 from 21 and prohibits cities from banning open carry laws. Gregory P. Magarian, JD, constitutional law expert and professor of law, weighs in from the point of the view of the Second Amendment.MORE
A new study by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and the Kauffman Foundation explores how entrepreneurial hubs emerge and succeed when they are surrounded by favorable support systems. The paper is based on a case study of the St. Louis region, which has not been widely known as an entrepreneurial hub, but has seen a recent, substantial transformation of its local entrepreneurship ecosystem.MORE

Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone interested in the future of our economy — the Rise of the Rest Road Tour is headed to St. Louis and will be hosting a fireside chat at Washington University in St. Louis at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in the Frick Forum. The tour also features a $100,000 business pitch competition. Applications are due Sept. 21.

Linda Endecott has been hired as managing director of Washington University in St. Louis' top-ranked Olin Business School Executive MBA Program in Kansas City. Endecott will lead the university’s efforts to continue the expansion, momentum and reputation of its Executive MBA program, which has been offered in Kansas City since 2010.MORE
In the wake of civil rights and social justice issues that have emerged following the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, the fall 2014 Washington University in St. Louis Assembly Series will feature presentations by several eminent civil rights scholars and authors, including NAACP executive Sherrilyn Ifill.MORE
The Olin Business School community celebrated the new school year’s start Aug. 25 with a ribbon cutting of the renovated Simon Hall and its traditional back-to-school barbecue to cap the day — with a twist this time, as Dean Mahendra Gupta, PhD, endured the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.MORE
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