NFL Hits Tepper School’s Namesake With Heavy Fine For Rowdy Luxury Box Behavior

David Tepper, owner of the Carolina Panthers and namesake of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was fined by the NFL on Sunday after being caught on camera throwing a drink at fans during his team’s 26-0 loss to Jacksonville. Bleacher Report photo

From Jacksonville, Florida: Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper was reportedly fined $300,000 for tossing a drink at fans in Jacksonville on Sunday.

During the Panthers’ 26-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium, video shows Tepper tossing his drink at fans near the end of the game. Tepper was inside a luxury box and threw the drink at fans outside it.

In a statement on Tuesday, the NFL reportedly fined Tepper — the Carnegie Mellon University alum who has given more than $120 million over the years to the B-school that bears his name — for his “unacceptable conduct.”

“All NFL personnel are expected to conduct themselves at all times in ways that respect our fans and favorably reflect on their team and the NFL,” the NFL’s statement said, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Tepper’s actions came after Panthers rookie quarterback Bryce Young threw an interception late in the fourth quarter.

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Harvard Business School AASU members. HBS photo

Meet the Harvard Business School African American Student Union 

From Cambridge, Massachusetts: Founded in 1968 by five Black students at Harvard Business School, the African American Student Union is a community for all Black students at HBS inclusive of all backgrounds, familial situations, and social preferences. Its mission is for all Black students to have the support and tools needed to thrive academically, socially, and professionally from the moment they get admitted to HBS, to when they graduate, and beyond. Membership includes more than 200 students and partners who engage in social events, cultural activities, and academic and professional development workshops.

New members are first welcomed to the AASU family at an annual fall retreat, full of community building and bonding. From there, they are supported throughout their first year with workshops, panels, and socials. These events primarily focus on academic excellence, recruiting and career support, and community building; among them is a well-being series focused on helping students find effective ways to cope with stress, such as journaling and breathwork.

One of the highlights of the AASU experience is our annual H.Naylor Fitzhugh Conference. This year, in partnership with the Black Investment Club, AASU will host Black business leaders, professionals, and students for a 2-day conference in Boston. The conference gives admitted and prospective students an opportunity to engage with the current AASU members, it facilitates networking between current students and alumni, and provides a platform for the club to honor industry leaders — many of whom are AASU alumni.

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3 top European B-schools launch 3-year ‘Global Economic Transformation & Technology’ degree program

From London, Paris, and Berlin: Three of Europe’s top business schools are teaming up to offer students a unique educational experience that will take them to some of Europe’s most exciting and innovative capitals and give them the management tools to tackle our era’s most challenging economic and technological transformations.

In Fall 2024, EDHEC Business School, ESMT Berlin and Imperial College Business School, all top-ranked institutions, will launch the Global Economic Transformation & Technology Europe Master’s Degree. The three-year GETT program will allow students to take courses in Risk Modeling, Predictive Analysis, AI and Society, Design Thinking for Innovation and Impact, and Technology and Innovation Management, among others. Students will also discover dynamic urban campuses in Paris, Berlin and London and gain a global perspective of sustainable development and tech innovation.

The GETT Europe’s rigorous curriculum will introduce students to the new technologies shaping our future while also teaching them about the environmental challenges that threaten that future. It will also provide them with the strategy and managerial skills necessary to pilot global projects and lead multicultural teams, capabilities in great demand today.

The new program comes amid a wave of new degree offerings from Europe’s top B-schools.

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New Mexico Anderson School names new dean

From Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs James Holloway has named Alina Chircu the next dean of the Anderson School of Management, effective April 8, 2024.

“The Anderson School of Management is critical to our UNM 2040 Goal of Advance New Mexico. Supporting our state’s business environment through training the business and management professionals needed to drive our economy and creating the research and business process development that will enable New Mexico to realize our huge opportunities is key to our impact as a university,” says Holloway. “I am so excited to bring a professional of Alina Chircu’s expertise and talents to our state to lead our amazing Anderson School of Management. The faculty and staff in the school rock it, and Dr. Chircu is just the leader we need to take the school to the next level.”

Chircu says she is excited about her new role at UNM and looks forward to working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and the business community in New Mexico, regionally and nationally.

“I am honored to join the Anderson School of Management at UNM and the Lobo community,” she says. “The Anderson School of Management is essential to the University’s commitment to support and grow a diverse student body, enhance academic excellence, expand connections with industry, government and community partners and support a vibrant economy.”

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