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May 16, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
  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.
SPORTS
May 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Nick Browne, a junior outfielder at Bishop Eustace, the University of Maryland was the best of three worlds: a big-time baseball program that is a managable distance from home with some familiar faces on the roster. On Monday night, Browne, who leads South Jersey in home runs with nine, committed to Maryland on a baseball scholarship. Browne also seriously considered Duke, Lafayette, and Penn. "I wasn't stressing about it, but it was tough making a decision," Browne said.
NEWS
December 31, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
A little money can go a long way in turning what seems like a good idea by a college student into a product or service that can be used by customers. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania just got a lot more money with which to provide small grants to its students. The business school announced last week it had created the Wharton Innovation Fund, which will provide about $125,000 in grants annually in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Wharton alum Alberto Vitale , the former chairman and chief executive of publisher Random House , is supplying the cash.
NEWS
March 1, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
An administrator who had been poised to become La Salle University's next president has withdrawn his candidacy after talks with the school's board of trustees broke down. Gregory Dell'Omo, president of Robert Morris University, near Pittsburgh, was to take the top job at La Salle. But that changed Thursday afternoon, according to a Robert Morris statement. "I wish La Salle University the very best as their search continues," Dell'Omo said in a news release. "It was gratifying to know that the progress that's been made here at RMU caught the attention of this institution and led them to invite me into their recruitment process.
NEWS
June 8, 1999 | By Tanyanika Samuels, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After a three-month national search, Rowan University officials announced yesterday that they have selected a new dean of the College of Business. On July 1, Edward Schoen, 55, will assume the post vacated last month by Steven McNeil, who will work as a consultant. Rowan's Board of Trustees is expected to approve Schoen's appointment at its June 23 meeting. He will be paid a salary of $116,000. Since 1991, Schoen has served as dean of the William McGowan School of Business at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and was chairman of its department of business administration from 1980 to 1990.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
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)
SPORTS
March 23, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the past, bringing sports executives to Temple University's Fox School of Business to address students was not an easy process. "Typically, to coordinate an executive in residence, it will take a year to a year and a half. But in this particular case, we started in November," said Gregory L. DeShields, the school's managing director of business development. "I didn't have much experience with social media, but after this, how quickly it worked, I am absolutely speechless in my impression of social media.
NEWS
March 2, 2006
I WOULD be appalled if Hampton didn't have standards for business students. If students want to exercise their "right" to express themselves through their hairstyle, they can, just not at the business school. The reality is that MBAs are more than likely going to work in a setting where standards are set by white males. This isn't fair, but it's the truth. As for your example of someone who wears "neatly groomed dreadlocks" (that has an oxymoronic ring to it), the key is that person is PRESIDENT of the firm.
NEWS
January 12, 2012
Stewart Fulbright, 92, a trailblazing black educator who piloted a bomber during World War II as one of the Tuskegee Airmen and who later served as the first dean of North Carolina Central University's school of business, died on New Year's Day in Durham, N.C. Born in Springfield, Mo., Mr. Fulbright enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943. He was one of about 1,000 men trained in Tuskegee, Ala., as the first African American pilots, navigators, and bombardiers in the U.S. military.
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