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.
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.
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.
December 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Saul P. Steinberg, an audacious financier and corporate raider who often drew as much attention for deals that did not happen as for those that did and who often earned millions of dollars either way, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 73. Before his business collapsed into bankruptcy about a decade ago, Steinberg embodied a risk-embracing, sometimes freewheeling approach to business abetted by high-risk, high-yield "junk bond" financing in the 1980s. He earned multiple fortunes that enabled an almost impossibly sumptuous lifestyle, and his wealth thrust him into New York's cozy nexus of finance, high society and philanthropy.
June 3, 2012 |
La Salle lacrosse coach Bill Leahy says his team is benefiting from getting "beat up" in the regular season by the powerful likes of Haverford School and Gilman School (Md.) "I think our strength of schedule and the experience gained from playing some tough foes really helps us in the playoffs," Leahy said. "There's a value to playing the teams we do. " Saturday, in a PIAA state boys' quarterfinal vs. Downingtown West, the Explorers notched nine goals in the opening 22 minutes and easily dispatched the Whippets, 12-5, at Harriton.
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.
March 23, 2012 |
In the past, bringing sports executives to Temple University's Fox School of Business to address students was not an easy process. "Typically, to coordinate an executive in residence, it will take a year to a year and a half. But in this particular case, we started in November," said Gregory L. DeShields, the school's managing director of business development. "I didn't have much experience with social media, but after this, how quickly it worked, I am absolutely speechless in my impression of social media.
February 26, 2012 |
HARTFORD, Conn. - Four years of tuition at the University of New Haven's business school? About $120,000. A chance to get it free? Priceless. UNH's new business school dean, a former MasterCard executive responsible for its "Priceless" advertising campaign, has issued a challenge to the university's incoming freshmen: Bowl me over with your entrepreneurial idea and win free tuition for your undergraduate degree. Larry Flanagan calls it an opportunity to draw the kind of creative students that the University of New Haven wants and to help carve out the small private school's niche in higher education as an incubator for innovative business education.
February 6, 2012 |
Pushing back against Gov. Christie's proposal to merge Rutgers-Camden into Rowan University, the president of the Rutgers University system told a state legislative panel Monday that it was unlikely his university's governing boards would "willingly relinquish the campus. " "Given our choice at Rutgers, if we could pick and choose among the recommendations . . . we would not want to turn over the Rutgers-Camden campus to Rowan University," Richard L. McCormick told the Senate Higher Education Committee during a hearing in Trenton.
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.