January 29, 1996 |
Madly scribbling an equation on a dry-erase board, Steven A. McNeil, dean of the Rowan College School of Business, looks the part of a professor teaching undergraduates a business lesson. This, though, is his pitch for the school's future, coming straight from a former Campbell Soup Co. corporate officer, a one-time Bumble Bee Tuna & Seafood president, and a past Haagen-Daz North America general manager. His formula: A common body of knowledge plus skills plus experience divided by a liberal-arts education equals student success.
December 6, 2000 |
The chairman of Rowan University's board of trustees - and his mother - announced a $2.5 million donation yesterday to create a professorial chair in the business school and an endowment for the library. In addition, a portion of the gift will buy a house for the university president. The donation is the second largest in the university's history, overshadowed only by the $100 million awarded to the school by industrialist Henry J. Rowan in 1992. Out of gratitude to Keith Campbell, his wife, Shirley, and his mother, Ann Campbell, the university will rename its library in their honor, president Donald Farish said.
October 28, 1996 |
Insurance risk managers, no less than gamblers or pool players, are in the business of figuring winning odds. So M. Moshe Porat, who has spent a career studying risk management, can be presumed to have known what he was doing when he agreed last month to become dean of Temple University's School of Business and Management. In some ways, the deck looks stacked against Porat, 49, who has taught risk management at Temple since 1979 and chaired its department of risk management since 1988.
October 14, 1994 |
Administrators, professors and graduates of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have long liked to think of themselves as the creme de la creme. Now they have it in black and white. Business Week yesterday named Wharton the country's top business school, moving it up from fourth place in the last poll two years ago and putting it ahead of business graduate schools at Northwestern, Chicago and Harvard. Late yesterday, word swept the school and celebrations started to break out, Wharton dean Thomas P. Gerrity said shortly after the poll results were released.
May 20, 2001 |
The Internet boom is fast fading, but it has left a permanent mark on higher education. Educators at area business schools say they have incorporated e-commerce into almost every aspect of their curriculums. Drexel University is taking applications for its fourth class of what it calls techno-M.B.A.s, people who get their masters of business administration degrees in a program taught almost completely online. The program, which Drexel began offering last spring, got about 50 applications the first time.
November 16, 2010 |
He's been called a corporate raider, a business tycoon, a maverick financier, and a volatile one-man band. He's been labeled "pugnacious" and "colorful" and "renegade. " Tuesday, however, when he visits his alma mater, Drexel University, Bennett S. LeBow is likely to be addressed as "Sir. " LeBow, 72, Drexel's largest benefactor, is donating $45 million to build a new academic center for Drexel's business school, which is already named in his honor. "The current building is completely inadequate," he said Monday in an interview from his home on the exclusive Fisher Island in Miami.
September 30, 2014 |
Run a start-up in Philadelphia? Here's your chance to win some bucks. Young entrepreneurs who need funding can enter a Shark Tank -style competition coming to the Convention Center. The deadline to apply is next Monday. The competition takes place on the morning of Oct. 21, part of a three-day event that begins Oct. 19 at the first Forbes Under-30 Summit here. It is sponsored by the business magazine. It's a confab where aspiring start-ups meet business leaders, mentors, and industry heroes such as Sean Rad, cofounder of Tinder, and Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal and an investor in LinkedIn, Airbnb, and Space X. Executives from companies such as Spanx, Spotify, Cinnabon, and venture capital firms will also be present, as will celebrities Malala Yousafzai, the young woman shot by the Taliban in Pakistan, Monica Lewinsky (yup, that one)
December 31, 2013 |
ONE DAY, when Lillian Cosby was 15, she begged her mother not to send her to school that day. She had dreamt that she would be struck by a car on her way to school. It was such a clear premonition that she was sure it would happen. Her mother, of course, would hear none of it. She packed her daughter off as usual, and, sure enough, she was hit by a truck. She had to be hospitalized. "I was so mad at my mother I wouldn't go home for three days," she said in an interview with the Inquirer in 1985.
October 28, 2013 |
While welcoming some 5,000 alumni for homecoming hoopla, Villanova University on Saturday presented its largest capital campaign ever: a $600 million fund-raising effort to increase financial aid for students, upgrade classrooms and academic buildings, and build a new performing arts center. The effort, dubbed "For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change," is double the size of the previous campaign of $300 million that concluded in 2007. Villanova already has raised $285 million in the campaign's "quiet phase," which began in 2010.
May 16, 2012 |
Villanova University has named Patrick G. Maggitti the new dean of the School of Business, effective June 1. Maggitti will succeed James Danko, who left on July 31 to become president of Butler University. His post has been filled in the interim by Kevin Clark. Maggitti, 44 and part of Villanova's faculty since 2008, is currently director of the school's Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, where he is also assistant professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship.