July 11, 2016 |
Some 500 alumni and students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have signed a letter rebuking Donald Trump for "xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign. " Trump, a Wharton graduate and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has spoken glowingly of his experience at the renowned business school. Two of his children also studied there. It was not clear to what extent Wharton graduates and students writ large are dismayed by Trump's candidacy and his affiliation with the school.
June 14, 2016 |
A longtime Villanova professor accused of accessing child pornography on a campus computer in March had someone looking over his shoulder: a security firm that the university had hired to monitor its computer network. Within 20 minutes, BTB Security identified the building and floor where the computer was located and alerted Villanova, kicking off an investigation that led to the arrest of Christopher Haas, a tenured associate professor of history and classical studies. The discovery was one of many security breaches that BTB, a cybersecurity and digital-forensics company, says it uncovers for clients every year.
June 4, 2016 |
Temple University trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife, Lynne, have donated $5 million to the university to be used for law school scholarships, Temple announced Thursday. Both Barracks are Temple graduates. Leonard Barrack, a lawyer, graduated from the business school in 1965 and the law school in 1968, and his wife got her degree in education in 1968. Two of their children have also received Temple degrees. Terms of the five-year Barrack Scholars program are still in development.
May 25, 2016 |
Villanova University has named its first female business school dean, an industrial and organizational psychologist who is senior associate dean of the business school at the University of Maryland at College Park. Joyce E.A. Russell, who has been in her current role at the Robert H. Smith School of Business since 2015 and served as vice dean for three years before that, will take over at Villanova's business school on Aug. 1. Though the number is growing, less than a quarter of business school deans in the United States are women, according to a 2015-16 survey of accredited schools by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which drew responses from 83 percent of those schools.
May 20, 2016
In four commencement ceremonies across two days, Rutgers-Camden conferred nearly 2,000 degrees. Ceremonies began with the nursing school Wednesday and continued with the business school Thursday morning, Rutgers Law School Thursday afternoon, and Rutgers-Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the evening. Thursday's honorary degree recipients included Raymond Ackerman, a South African entrepreneur and equal rights activist, and Sister Mary Scullion, cofounder of Philadelphia-based homelessness nonprofit Project HOME.
April 8, 2016 |
One in an occasional series. AMIR CURRY lives next door to a scarred and slouching house that has been vacant nearly all of his 14 years. It's a trash-strewn magnet for raccoons that prevents Bella, his family's hyper Yorkie-terrier mix, from using the back yard. Amir's good friend Maliek Robbins, 13, lives a few minutes away on a tidy block off Woodland Avenue, but it, too, sits next to one of Kingsessing's abandoned rowhouses. The boys share something else. "I actually don't know my father," said Amir, a large, affable teen with dreams of becoming an NFL lineman, a barber, or a chef.
March 11, 2016
A broth without additives In an entrepreneurship class at Penn State's business school, David Sirott and Donnie Weissberg collaborated on a project to make and sell an all-natural, no-salt-added, superfood vegetable broth. Now, Sirott, of Graduate Hospital, and Weissberg, of New York, have launched the business. Their Wild IS! broth, made with kale, spinach, celeriac, basil, and green tea powder extract, is a mild-tasting base for your vegetable soups. Available in local Whole Foods stores (see wild-is.com for a list)
January 22, 2016 |
Villanova University will rename its School of Law for a 1973 alumnus who went on to a career in investment management, marking the first time that one of the university's schools will carry the name of a donor. Charles "Chuck" Widger, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital, a Berwyn investment management firm, gave the school $25 million, the second-largest donation in Villanova's history, the university announced Wednesday. The money is largely to be used for scholarships for students who show leadership skills and an interest in both business and law - worlds that Widger has bridged.
October 23, 2015 |
Citigroup and the Wharton School are launching a joint three-year executive education program called Citi Wharton Global Wealth Institute, scheduled to open in December on the main University City campus and on Wharton's campus in Beijing. The program could enroll as many as 1,000 of Citi's 4,000 or so retail financial advisers around the world over three years, said Rodolfo Castilla, head of Citi's Global Wealth Management Products and Platforms. Why did the world's largest bank choose Wharton?