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.
October 18, 2011
IN INTERVIEWING protesters of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Philadelphia and, yes, Occupy Doylestown, I've been struck not only by the inability of the protesters to state what they want done, but also by the conspiracy theories that they lapse into to explain their problems in a tough economy. While Woodstock united young people who were rallying against America's involvement in the Vietnam War, the Occupy demonstrators seem to be against everything. Their complaints about the Wall Street bailouts are shared by a lot of my listeners, but the younger people have gone from protesting Wall Street to an assault on capitalism and corporations.
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.
September 4, 2011
Alexander Heffner is a freelance journalist who has written for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and RealClearPolitics As I return for my senior year of college, I will join a minority of fellow history concentrators, and as national reporting and surveys show, I will be outnumbered by the unprecedented swarm of economics and finance majors across American higher education, many in pursuit of lucrative salaries in investment banking...
April 12, 2011 |
A La Salle University professor has been suspended after reports that a recent lecture offered more in the way of lap dances than learning, colleagues said Monday. Jack Rappaport - who taught statistics at the business school - reportedly hired strippers to perform at a March 21 extra-credit seminar 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.
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.