Honoring fallen military in solidarity with colleagues

  • August 27, 2021
  • By Mark Taylor
  • 1 minute read

Dean Mark P. Taylor shared this message with the WashU Olin community today.

To the Olin community,

My thoughts today are with the families of those who died in a terrorist bombing on Thursday in Kabul—and, in particular, the families of the 13 US troops who were among those killed, as well as the 18 injured.

As a community of compassion and commitment, we all were thrown back by this news, coming amid the turmoil and confusion gripping Afghanistan today. We stand in solidarity with those in our community who have served our nation as soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.

Many of our colleagues, students and alumni serve now. Many are members of the Olin Veterans Association. All have made great sacrifices to serve us and our country, and they continue to serve our community today as leaders, partners, classmates and scholars.

We are in their debt, and we honor them by taking time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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About the Author

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor joined Olin Business School on Dec. 1, 2016, as its dean, serving in that role until July 2022. He is one of the most frequently cited researchers in the areas of international finance and monetary economics in the world. He has served as an economist at the IMF and Bank of England; and as an investment fund manager for Barclays (now BlackRock). Previously, he was dean at Warwick Business School, UK, and a professor of economics at Oxford among other European universities and a visiting professor at NYU.

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