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November 8, 2010 | By Chelsea Conaboy, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it comes to training the region's business leaders, there is no such thing as a local curriculum, said Jaishankar Ganesh, the new dean of the Rutgers School of Business in Camden. "Business is global. Period," he said. Just months into his tenure, Ganesh is demonstrating that. He and Rutgers-Camden chancellor Wendell Pritchett are currently in India, where Pritchett was invited to sit on a panel on higher education. If all goes as planned, the two also will lay the groundwork for expanding Rutgers to India.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2009 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Alter Hall, the new Temple University business school building opening Tuesday, was under construction for so long that associate business school dean Diana Breslin-Knudsen dreams about it. "I like to fly through the building like a bird," she said. In her dreams, she swoops through the atrium, flitting through a mobile of flags from many nations, painted on metal fishlike shapes. On the second floor, she wings her way past the huge revolving stock ticker, which frames a circular student lounge, just across the way from the stock-trading room.
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | By Stephanie Reitz, Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. - Four years of tuition at the University of New Haven's business school? About $120,000. A chance to get it free? Priceless. UNH's new business school dean, a former MasterCard executive responsible for its "Priceless" advertising campaign, has issued a challenge to the university's incoming freshmen: Bowl me over with your entrepreneurial idea and win free tuition for your undergraduate degree. Larry Flanagan calls it an opportunity to draw the kind of creative students that the University of New Haven wants and to help carve out the small private school's niche in higher education as an incubator for innovative business education.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Administrators took turns Saturday evening ringing the bell that once sounded across the trading floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, marking the opening of a new finance lab at a celebration of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden's 25th anniversary. The shiny new room, with stock prices streaming along the wall and 16 workstations with Bloomberg terminals, was a far cry from the run-down annex of Victor Hall, where classes were held when the school opened in 1988. "It gave us some opportunity for creative teaching," said Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, a marketing professor who has been teaching at Rutgers since 1983.
NEWS
February 25, 1990 | By Joy Gasta and Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
Glenn Wilchacky, a marketing major in West Chester University's School of Business, likes the school, especially his classes with Robert Kokat, a marketing professor who joined the WCU faculty two years ago after a long career in business. Now Wilchacky and some of his classmates are perplexed over the college's decision not to renew the contracts of Kokat and another member of the faculty, management professor Walter Smock. "I enjoyed his class a lot," Wilchacky said. "It was probably the most interesting class I had here, because he talked about his experience in the business world.
NEWS
November 14, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA La Salle University plans to build a $35 million, 78,000-square-foot, multitiered business school that will be wireless and allow students to interact with executives around the world 24 hours a day, officials said Tuesday. La Salle is the latest local university to announce a major upgrade to its business program in recent months, in what has become an arms race for the newest and best on Philadelphia campuses. Because of the steep competition, the university has chosen to pay for the building with $20 million from a 2012 bond issue and $15 million in alumni donations - 57 percent of which have been secured.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1991 | By Janet L. Fix, Inquirer Staff Writer
The economy's in the dumps, the market's in the slumps and even one-time bastions of job security such as banks and law firms are handing out pink slips as fast as paychecks. What's an ambitious college grad or jobless soul to do? Go, maybe, $40,000 deeper in debt by signing up for business school or law school. And believe it or not, recession or no, that's exactly what's happening - and in record numbers that might seem to defy logic. Or at least common sense. The number of people nationally who applied to law schools for this fall's term reached a record high of 94,200, according to the Law School Admissions Services in Newtown.
NEWS
March 10, 2005 | By Terry Bitman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In another move that bolsters its prominence in South Jersey, Rowan University yesterday received a $10 million endowment from the foundation of a late business leader to enhance its business school. The gift is the largest to the university since industrialist Henry Rowan pledged $100 million 13 years ago and Glassboro State College was renamed in his honor. The result of the latest gift is that Rowan's College of Business will be renamed the William G. Rohrer School of Business, subject to approval by the university's board of trustees.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drexel University on Tuesday morning will announce a whopping $45 million gift from corporate executive and alumnus Bennett S. LeBow for a new academic center for its business school, which already bears his name. It's Drexel's largest gift from a single donor and the 12th largest to be made to a U.S. business school, Drexel officials said. At a cost of $92 million, the spacious, 12-story limestone-and-glass building is to open in 2014, consolidating Drexel's four business school buildings into one. It will allow enrollment in the business school to grow by about 500 students, to 4,100, president John A. Fry said in an interview.
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NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 14, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 8, 2016 | By Mensah M. Dean, Staff Writer
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.
FOOD
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)
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
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