Stanford GSB Swastikas & More

Police Investigating Appearance Of Swastika On GSB Building

News from Stanford University Graduate School of Business 

“Stanford’s Department of Public Safety is investigating the appearance of a swastika on a building pillar on the Graduate School of Business campus.

“A security officer noticed the swastika, which was drawn with a blue grease pencil, at 8:25 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. The security officer immediately notified the Department of Public Safety.

“The appearance of the swastika brought a sharp rebuke from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne.

“’It is profoundly troubling to learn that vandals have defaced our campus with this symbol of hate,’ he said. ‘The university has zero tolerance for such appalling acts, which go counter to our fundamental values.’”

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The swastika was found on Stanford GSB’s Faculty East Building

Hate Crimes Increase On Stanford Campus

“On Oct. 21, a reverse swastika was found on a pillar at the Faculty East Building of the Graduate School of Business. The incident follows an increase in the number of hate crimes on campus in 2016 as reported in the 2017 Safety, Security and Fire Report.

“Six instances of hate crimes were reported at Stanford last year, including four instances of vandalism, one threat of physical violence and one battery. This compares with two incidents in 2015 and three in 2014.”

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Study Shows Gender Bias Persists In Performance-Driven Industry

News from Yale School of Management

“Women in the investment profession face a double standard even when objective information on their performance is available and their evaluators are incentivized to not discriminate, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Management and the Columbia Business School.

“Previous research has established that women tend to be held to unfairly high standards compared to men of similar ability and must outperform their male colleagues to receive equal recognition.

“This study, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, moves a step further by showing that the double standard persists in an environment such as buy-side investment professionals seeking the best investment opportunities, where peer evaluators have incentives to ignore gender preferences.”

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Northwestern’s satellite campus in San Francisco is housed in the former headquarters of Wells Fargo bank

Kellogg, Pritzker Collaborate On San Francisco Immersion Program

News from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management 

“The Pritzker School of Law and Kellogg School of Management will partner to create a San Francisco Immersion Program open to Pritzker students, the University announced Tuesday (October 24).

“Participating second- and third-year law students will spend the first 10 weeks of the 2018 spring semester in San Francisco taking both Kellogg and Pritzker courses, a University news release said. The program will focus on the legal and business environment of startups, venture capital firms and technology companies.”

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How Public-Private Partnerships Can Boost Innovation In Health Care

News from the Wharton School 

“Public-private partnerships (P3) are one of the most promising models for financing successful health care innovations, note many observers. By combining public interest with private-sector research and development, P3s have injected new life into stalled projects and delivered innovative solutions to numerous industries — especially medicine.

“P3s have been most successful in Canada, where they work well with the country’s single-payer health system. In the U.S., the P3 market is still in its early stages, but it shows promise. That promise is reflected in Canada with a history of success built on the P3, and one recent standout in Montréal.”

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Smart Businesses Turn To Hackers For Help

News from London Business School

“Google is offering to pay a ‘bounty’ of US$1,000 (£759) to anyone who can successfully hack one of the Android apps on its Play Store — Google’s rival to the Apple Store — in an attempt to locate and fix weak spots.

“Firms outside the tech sphere are also increasingly turning to hackers for help. Lisa Shu, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, said the threat of cybercrime gives bosses a strong business case for hiring hackers who can tighten their companies’ online defenses.

“’There is an argument for hiring true online security experts with the perspective needed to combat cybercriminals,’ she said. ‘Organizations are looking in the right place if they want people with the expertise and competence to boost their online security.’”

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