News from the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
“On November 30, the Tuck faculty voted unanimously in favor of broadscale changes to Tuck’s foundational first-year core curriculum.
“Central to this endeavor are structural changes to the academic calendar designed to meet the evolving and future needs of students and companies while preserving the core’s renowned rigor.
“These changes include an expanded orientation program to ensure students have an even richer and more vibrant start to their Tuck MBA experience; adjusted term lengths and new courses for Fall A and Fall B; a restructured winter term to allow for concentrated recruiting; a refined leadership framework; a new sequence of data analytics courses in Fall A and Fall B; and increased optionality with elective courses. Combined, these changes ensure that Tuck students continue to receive a truly exceptional first-year experience that academically is unquestionably up-to-date in both rigor and relevance.”
Brexit Could Put Almost 20% Of UK Jobs At Risk
News from Warwick Business School
“The Government needs to avoid a hard Brexit to protect industry and ensure that leaving the EU does not disproportionately hurt weaker regions of the UK, experts have warned.
“A meaningful vote on whether to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit could now take place as late as March 12, less than three weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.
“Experts from Aston Business School, Warwick Business School, and the University of Warwick found the UK economy relied more on foreign investment than any other G7 country.”
A Day In The Life Of A Boothie
News from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
“As an Admissions Fellow, I receive a lot of questions about what a typical day is like at Booth. I can easily default to speaking about my classes, the guest lectures I attend, and the student activity events I go to at night, but so much of the life of a Boothie are the random interactions, quick conversations, and group meetings.
“That inspired me to create this video to provide an inside look at some of the smaller details of the Booth experience. Watch Kalyan Ray-Mazumder, ’19, as he progresses through a day in the life of a Boothie.”
Indiana University Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients
“At the culmination of seven commencement ceremonies taking place over nine days this May, the Indiana University alumni network will grow by thousands as the 2019 IU graduates’ degrees are conferred. Ceremonies in Bloomington and Indianapolis will welcome guest speakers, and 10 honorary degrees will be awarded across five campuses.
“‘We are honored to award a number of exceptional leaders with distinguished careers in business, public service, health care and education with honorary degrees and for them to join us as we celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of Indiana University’s students throughout the state,’ IU President Michael A. McRobbie said.”
Is Full Employment Sustainable?
News from INSEAD
“The United States’ economy is a few months short of beating its longest expansion ever, which took place from March 1991 to March 2001. As we approach this milestone, there are increasing concerns about the possibility of a recession in the coming years.
“Do economic expansions die of old age? Empirical evidence suggests that there is no clear correlation between the length of an expansion and the probability of a recession.”