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May 21, 1987 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania yesterday denounced Friday's issue of the Penn student newspaper for unbalanced and "inappropriate" reporting that it said gave a "negative impression" to 3,500 alumni who visited the Penn campus last weekend. "The Wharton School strongly believes in freedom of speech and of the press, but it also believes in news reporting that reflects all facets - the positive as well as the negative - of the university," said the school's officials in a statement released yesterday.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1990 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas P. Gerrity, an international business consultant who has served on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected as the new dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Gerrity, 48, the president of CSC Consulting of Boston, a division of Computer Sciences Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., an information-technology specialist, is to assume the post July 1. He succeeds Russell Palmer, who announced last June that he would step down after seven years in the dean's post.
NEWS
October 29, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Herbert R. Northrup, 89, of Haverford, professor emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a labor specialist who developed groundbreaking theories on race in the workplace, died of a stroke Monday at Bryn Mawr Hospital. In the 1960s, while chairing the department of industry at Wharton, Dr. Northrup edited The Negro and Employment Opportunity. The book concluded that economics, not civil rights, was the chief factor underlying racial tension in the United States.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Anne Welsh McNulty, a New York investment manager and native of Springfield, Delaware County, made gifts of $10 million to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and $5 million to Villanova University, the two schools said Wednesday. The gift to Wharton will be used to expand the school's leadership program, which will be name the Anne and John McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School. John McNulty, Anne's late husband, died in 2005. The second gift will be used to establish the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership a Villanova, where McNulty received her bachelor's degree in 1975.
NEWS
October 29, 1991
Bill O'Brien, Republican candidate in Philadelphia's Fourth Councilmanic District, makes us believe that there is life after Frank Rizzo's death for the city's GOP. This Manayunk lawyer and former staffer to the late Sen. John Heinz comes at you with a briefcase full of ideas for attacking city woes, an impressive record of community involvement and an obvious appetite for public service. In short, voters of this district could do much, much worse. Their dilemma, and ours in making an endorsement, is that Mr. O'Brien faces an even more impressive opponent in the Democratic nominee, investment broker Michael Nutter.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School " debuted Monday on SiriusXM Channel 111, where drivers and other hands-free listeners can hear scholars interview corporate bosses, comment on stocks and economic news, and offer the satellite station's subscribers how-to's on starting, running and selling companies. Wharton shows now broadcast 24/7, with an average of five hours live each workday - the organizers want to expand that to eight - plus playbacks on demand. Never mind that Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business , and other networks already offer business radio and relentlessly query Fortune 500 bosses, investors who own their companies, and disrupters who would replace them.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1987 | By Janet L. Fix, Inquirer Staff Writer
Although the new Steinberg Conference Center won't seat its first class of executives until January, on Russell E. Palmer's books it is an investment already reaping big returns. That explains why Palmer, dean of the Wharton School, sounded like an ebullient new father last week when discussing the $24 million addition, which was dedicated Friday on the Penn campus. "We're going to have 5,000 executives through here next year," Palmer said. "So, as far as corporate contractual space is concerned, we're sold out even before we open.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, like other fancy business colleges, is staffed by professors with comfortable salaries, global contacts and lucrative consulting arrangements, punctuated by the occasional wealthy alumnus visiting to brag how he (or she) got rich. At Wharton, there's also the occasional whiff of superstar glamour - from NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson , tennis great Andre Agassi , rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges , and, later this week, the actress Eva Longoria . The invitations to visit Wharton's West Philly campus have come from Wharton alumni K. Robert "Bobby" Turner ('84)
NEWS
January 17, 1999 | By Josh Goldstein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They didn't have fax machines, cell phones or personal computers when they founded the conference 25 years ago. They didn't have much money either - only about $5,000 to put on a half-day event in a classroom at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. But Merritt Brown, Benautrice Roland Jr. and two other Wharton students did have a dream - of leaving a legacy for future African American business students at Penn. "We wanted to give black students at Wharton, as well as prospective students, a sense that business success is an attainable goal," Brown said.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Investigators yesterday released a composite drawing of the man they believe murdered Wharton School student Shannon Schieber last spring. The sketch was rendered with the help of a woman who was raped in Center City in August 1997. DNA tests that were completed last month linked the woman's attacker to a second rape that August and to Schieber's murder in May. Lt. Kenneth Coluzzi called the sketch "a very substantial step in the investigation. " The suspect is either "an extremely light-skinned black male or a very dark-complected or tan white male," about 25 years old with a thin build, who stands 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, said Coluzzi.
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August 10, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner, Staff Writer
While some teens are soaking up their last weeks of summer at camp or on vacation, 14-year-old Samantha DeMartino spent Monday visiting corporate America. DeMartino, of Robbinsville, N.J., was among 50 high school and college-age young women participating in "Discovery Days," the latest project for University of Pennsylvania alumna Katlyn Grasso to connect girls with successful female role models. The idea, Grasso said, is to "bring the online world offline. " "Girls needed role models and they also needed experiential learning opportunities.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Thomas Hickey Sr., 61, a passionate advocate for animals and the underserved, died of a stroke on Sunday at Jefferson Hospital. Hickey, who had recently moved to Center City from Chester County, is best known for his work on legislation to improve conditions in Pennsylvania puppy mills. "The canines of Pennsylvania have every reason to be sad today," said former Gov. Ed Rendell, who appointed Hickey to the state's Dog Law Advisory Board in 2006. "They lost a great, great champion.
NEWS
July 19, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
John A. Tobin, 50, of Philadelphia, a lawyer and software company president, died July 6 of cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was diagnosed a year ago and stayed active until just before his death. Born in Boston and reared in the Boston suburbs, Mr. Tobin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1987 with a bachelor of science degree in economics, and earned a degree from Penn's law school in 1992. After law school, he worked as a corporate and entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles, specializing in legal matters involving movies, TV, music transactions, and licensing agreements.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Four years ago, a classic yellow school bus gave online eyewear company Warby Parker the confidence to open brick-and-mortar stores. On Friday the bus returned to town enabling Warby to sell eyewear in the park across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A half-dozen people had climbed aboard the Warby Parker Class Trip bus at Eakins Oval just before 1 p.m. to try on glasses, with an optician on hand to take measurements and write prescriptions....
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Some 500 alumni and students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have signed a letter rebuking Donald Trump for "xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign. " Trump, a Wharton graduate and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has spoken glowingly of his experience at the renowned business school. Two of his children also studied there. It was not clear to what extent Wharton graduates and students writ large are dismayed by Trump's candidacy and his affiliation with the school.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
How much money do public companies spend on politicians, and what do they disclose? An index offers a peek at the juicy details. For the first time, the 2015 CPA-Zicklin Index gives a breakdown of every company in the S&P 500: which policies each company maintains on political contributions; if the company even has a policy; and links to how much moolah it donates. The index, started in 2009, shows the largest publicly held U.S. companies' political activity in a high-spending era marked by an unprecedented flood of dark money, said Bruce Freed, president of the Center for Political Accountability in Washington, which partnered with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to create CPA-Zicklin.
NEWS
May 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
About 1,500 students in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences will collect their diplomas at a ceremony on May 15, but not all eyes will be on them. Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be in the audience - not as presidential candidate and sitting vice president, but as parent and grandparent of two graduates: Trump's 22-year-old daughter, Tiffany (with former wife Marla Maples), and Biden's granddaughter Naomi. Security will be especially tight, and Penn will be advising parents and students to get there early.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
He came, touted his blog, and riffed on the intricacies of negative interest rates. The Wharton School on Wednesday evening hosted former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who sat for an hour-long Q&A with finance professor Jeremy Siegel before a packed house at the Annenberg Center. Bernanke was promoting his new book, The Courage to Act (W.W. Norton, 2015). While his remarks were off the record, on Thursday, Siegel gave a brief overview of key points covered during the talk, attended by Wharton VIPs and hundreds of students.
SPORTS
April 5, 2016
It was midsummer 2014, another lost season for the Phillies, but that was the least of anyone's concern in that little house in Sea Isle City. Jerry Gehman lay dying. He'd spent most of his 72 years saving lives on that beach in the summer and the rest of the year guiding lives at West Deptford High, a teacher and athletic director. In 1980, he stopped lifeguarding and went to work for the Phils, first as a security guard, later as a bartender, but not in 2014. Colon cancer had ravaged his body.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Older individuals are reinventing themselves by going back to the classroom. And in college-rich Philadelphia, they and their tuition dollars are welcome on campus. Some are like Howard Magen, a retired CPA who audits classes he loved during his original college days. Others are baby boomers facing retirement who want that longed-for degree before they run out of time, or to stay competitive in the workplace. Take Wanda Amaro, a human-resources executive who is earning her bachelor's degree at age 53. Many colleges offer low-fee or even free classes for seniors.
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