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Golden rules

Softball player-turned-coach Michelle Venturella speaks to the importance of encouragement. Bolstered to Olympic gold in 2000, she provides her athletes today with similar support to succeed on and off the field.

‘Playful, fun and kind of dangerous’

Before the umbrellas and flying toast, before the fan rituals and midnight screenings, before “picture” elbowed its way into the title, “Rocky Horror” was simply a show. Beginning Oct. 19, the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present a new production of “The Rocky Horror Show” in Washington University’s Edison Theatre.

Bank on morality

Olin Business School’s Daniel Gottlieb was part of a group of researchers conducting an economic behavioral study on how a consumer’s moral compass points him or her to repay debts. The group borrowed from Muslim teachings.