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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 9, 2013 |
My father's one claim to fame in the 1939 Northeast High School yearbook was that he was the shortest boy to graduate that year. At 63 inches, he was pictured in the yearbook shaking hands with the tallest guy on the basketball team. A resident of Port Richmond, my father attended Charles Carroll Elementary School and John Paul Jones Academy before enrolling in Northeast in 1936. In spite of the hardships imposed by the Depression, my father and his seven siblings, children of parents who never made it beyond fourth grade, all graduated from high school or business school.