January 6, 2013 |
Louis James LaCorte was a man of many sayings, of which the following was his favorite: "This piece of jewelry is one that people will look over, as opposed to overlooking. " It summed up a business acumen that served him well as co-owner of the Owl's Tale, a Haddonfield shop brimful of antiques, estate gems, and figurines. Known for his banter, sartorial taste, and arresting handlebar mustache, he presided over a lively heirloom trade for more than three decades. In the last year, though, illness increasingly came between Mr. LaCorte and the Owl's Tale.
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.
March 1, 2014 |
An administrator who had been poised to become La Salle University's next president has withdrawn his candidacy after talks with the school's board of trustees broke down.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.
June 8, 1999 |
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.
October 27, 2014 |
Robots playing hockey, even driving. Gaming gear that enables 3-D examination of human cells. The world's largest video game. These are part of the creative legacy of Drexel University. Then there's the experiment headquartered at Suite 402 in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center. "I call this a disruptive innovation in higher education," Donna De Carolis said of the goings-on she leads there. It's the new Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, the first such freestanding school in the nation to offer degrees - currently a bachelor's in entrepreneurship and innovation.
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.
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.
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.
April 7, 2005 |
Villanova University said yesterday that it recruited a top administrator at Dartmouth College to head its 500-student graduate business school. James M. Danko, 51, has been named dean of the College of Commerce and Finance, effective Aug. 1. He replaces interim dean Edward J. Mathis, who is retiring. Danko said in a phone interview that he planned to use his experience in the business world and at other top business schools at Villanova. "You really do gain a sense of quality of what a business school should be all about," he said.
May 8, 2014 |
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.