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.
February 22, 1990 |
Two professors in the West Chester University School of Business, hired as part of an effort to bolster the university's business curriculum, have been ousted. A third has been told by administrators at the business school that his contract would not be renewed - a recommendation that was rejected by university president Kenneth L. Perrin. Though no reasons for the action were given to the three professors, some of those involved say they had "fallen out of favor" with dean Linda Pickthorne Fletcher, who recommended the dismissals.
April 11, 2011 |
A La Salle University professor has been suspended following reports that a recent lecture offered more in the way of lap dances than learning, colleagues said Monday. Jack Rappaport - who taught statistics classes at the university's business school - reportedly hired strippers to perform at a March 21 extra credit seminar held at a satellite campus in Plymouth Meeting, the Philadelphia City Paper reported on its website Friday. While La Salle administrators remained tight-lipped about those allegations Monday, university spokesman Joseph Donovan said the school had opened a "full-scale investigation into what took place and who was responsible.
August 20, 2007
SENDING crack dealers to business school (Fatimah Ali, op-ed August 14) was a provocative idea with a lot of merit. I wonder if Wharton or Kellogg could figure out a way to allow someone with a non-traditional background to matriculate. One thing, however, troubled me. She uses the phrase "when they launch businesses in our neighborhoods. " Using the word "our" sets up a de facto segregation that can never be inclusive to all. Wouldn't it set off red flags if a white columnist wrote something along the lines of "a lot of white folks resent (Asians, Arabs, Blacks, whoever)
February 4, 2013 |
Louis T. Harms, 96, an economist and long-tenured professor and administrator at Temple University's School of Business, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park. Mr. Harms had been a faculty member at Temple since the 1940s. He was a professor of economics and later was chair of the university's department of economics. He also served as associate dean of the business school. His specialty was labor economics, and he wrote several books on the subject over the years, said his daughter, Monica.
October 5, 2011 |
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.
January 24, 1988 |
A memorial Mass will be said at 7 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Rosemont for Rose Rowland Buchan, 69, of Rosemont, who died Aug. 1, 1986, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was a homemaker for most of her life. Mrs. Buchan was born May 16, 1917, in New Bedford, Conn. Her family moved to the Main Line area when she was a child. She attended Upper Darby High School, where she was a member of the women's track team. She later attended business school, where she studied to be a secretary.
March 7, 1990 |
When Milton Leontiades left big business to become a business school professor in 1974, he thought his real-world experience would stand him in good stead. Instead, he said, he found a world only slightly connected to the business environment he came from - and where his students were headed. This gap between business education and reality is the subject of a new book by the Rutgers professor. "Business education is in danger of becoming so far removed from subject matter that the competitiveness of American business is in danger," said Leontiades, acting dean of Rutgers' School of Business in Camden, in an interview.
October 9, 2006 |
Try to see the world through the eyes of an alien who wants to know how to fit in among this planet's inhabitants. He notices that most people wear pants, and he wonders where people get them. He finds out that, even though they could buy pants by computer or by telephone, most go to a store. Why? People say they like to try them on. How, then, would this alien imagine our stores? futurist Edie Weiner asked nearly 70 business school leaders from around the nation who met Friday at Villanova University.
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.