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January 22, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Villanova University will rename its School of Law for a 1973 alumnus who went on to a career in investment management, marking the first time that one of the university's schools will carry the name of a donor. Charles "Chuck" Widger, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital, a Berwyn investment management firm, gave the school $25 million, the second-largest donation in Villanova's history, the university announced Wednesday. The money is largely to be used for scholarships for students who show leadership skills and an interest in both business and law - worlds that Widger has bridged.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Citigroup and the Wharton School are launching a joint three-year executive education program called Citi Wharton Global Wealth Institute, scheduled to open in December on the main University City campus and on Wharton's campus in Beijing. The program could enroll as many as 1,000 of Citi's 4,000 or so retail financial advisers around the world over three years, said Rodolfo Castilla, head of Citi's Global Wealth Management Products and Platforms. Why did the world's largest bank choose Wharton?
NEWS
September 7, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Milton C. Leontiades, 82, of Voorhees, dean of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden from June 1991 to August 2005, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday, Aug. 30, in the long-term care unit at Alaris Health at Cherry Hill. When Rutgers announced his retirement, an Inquirer reporter wrote that he "has a national reputation for his knowledge about the gaming industry, economic development, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. " Mr. Leontiades had been named acting dean of the business school in Camden in February 1989.
NEWS
July 10, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
An anonymous donor has given $20 million to Montclair State University, the largest donation the school has ever received. The money, announced Wednesday, will be earmarked for the university's business school, including academic, experiential, and skills-development programs. "It is tremendously important. It really is transformative for us. Every gift is welcome. Every gift of any size is welcome, and any gift of any size is useful," university president Susan A. Cole said. "But a gift of this nature is really transformative.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maria Schneider Chepigan, 93, of Collingswood, who with her husband, Ralph, established and managed a Philadelphia business school and employment agency, died Friday, Jan. 9, at her home in Collingswood Manor, an assisted living community. The Northeast Institute of Office Training operated from 1949 to 1966 in the Frankford neighborhood, said her son, Randy, a traffic reporter for several radio stations in the region. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Chepigan was a soprano soloist at churches after she graduated from Frankford High School in 1938.
NEWS
December 14, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a heave of chrome shovels, the leadership of Rowan University and local politicians ceremonially broke ground Friday for a new home for the Rohrer College of Business. "What a day!" exclaimed Rowan's president, Ali Houshmand, who extolled the $63.2 million project as evidence of New Jersey's commitment to expanding educational opportunities for its high school graduates, many of whom are forced to look outside the state for higher education. When completed in spring of 2017, the four-story, 96,500-square-foot building will have capacity to serve 2,000 students, double the current business school enrollment at the university.
BUSINESS
October 27, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robots playing hockey, even driving. Gaming gear that enables 3-D examination of human cells. The world's largest video game. These are part of the creative legacy of Drexel University. Then there's the experiment headquartered at Suite 402 in Drexel's Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center. "I call this a disruptive innovation in higher education," Donna De Carolis said of the goings-on she leads there. It's the new Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, the first such freestanding school in the nation to offer degrees - currently a bachelor's in entrepreneurship and innovation.
BUSINESS
September 30, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
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)
SPORTS
May 8, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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.
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