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.
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.
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.
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 28, 1987 |
Temple University yesterday introduced William C. Dunkelberg, a Purdue University economics professor and specialist on consumer credit and small business, as the new dean of its School of Business and Management. Peter J. Liacouras, Temple president, said Dunkelberg's appointment culminated a year-long search in which about 120 candidates were interviewed. Dunkelberg, 44, will assume office on July 1. "We are very committed to the business school," Liacouras told business and community leaders at the Four Seasons Hotel.
February 1, 2013 |
With a $12.5 million gift, Drexel University will start a school of entrepreneurship that will help students start and grow their own businesses - and get paid for it, president John A. Fry said Wednesday. The new school, named after the late Charles D. Close, a 1936 Drexel graduate in engineering, will offer joint degree programs in entrepreneurship and other disciplines across the university. Some programs within the school will begin in the fall, but students won't officially enroll in the joint degree programs until September 2014.
May 10, 2006 |
With more than 1.1 million clergy and lay employees, the Catholic Church's American workforce rivals Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s in size. The retailer, the nation's largest private employer, has 1.3 million U.S. workers. So church leaders are increasingly aiming to run the church's finances like a business. One source of training is the two-year-old Center for the Study of Church Management, which is part of Villanova University's College of Commerce and Finance. "We thought this would be a happy marriage between the business school and theology," said Charles Zech, director for the center.
April 7, 1998 |
Tapping into China's growing demand for Western-style business expertise, a coalition of 25 Jesuit-run universities in the United States yesterday announced it was starting a business master's degree program at Peking University in Beijing. The program, to begin next year, will be taught by Peking University professors along with some of the 1,000 business professors at the American schools, including St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. The bulk of the students, about 80 percent, are expected to be Chinese.
August 5, 2001 |
Eric Brucker, the new dean of Widener University's School of Business Administration, comes on board just as Widener embarks on the construction of a $9 million business school on its Chester campus. The building, expected to open in the fall of 2002, will feature computer classrooms and a stock-trading room that will enable students to work with the financial community, he said. "It's really a very exciting place," Brucker said. "It's a very responsive business school" that is keeping pace with the needs of business.
January 3, 1994 |
I had to stop writing this column for a couple weeks. That was in early November. I realize, of course, that it's now January. Time can get away from you in this racket. The reason I had to stop writing the column for a little while was that the company sent me to business school. If you knew me, you'd know just how funny a one-liner that was. It wasn't until I was packing my Roy Rogers book bag with sharpened crayons and fresh composition books that I got around to admitting to people in the newsroom that I was going to Wharton.