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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An administrator who had been poised to become La Salle University's next president has withdrawn his candidacy after talks with the school's board of trustees broke down.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.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Inside Bartley Hall, the epicenter of Villanova University's business school, senior Charlie Dolan isn't chased by screaming young girls or packs of unrelenting paparazzi. But he is a big deal. Not that you have to take my word for it: "He's our superstar," said Madonna Sutter, associate dean of external relations for the business school. "He's just been a rocket ship," said Patrick G. Maggitti, the school's dean. "We're so proud of him," said communication associate Mariana Martinez.
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.
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.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2005 | By Sarah Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1987 | By Terry Bivens, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 6, 2013 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2006 | By Rebecca Carroll FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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