During their periodic bouts of consultant-managed angst, U.S. companies are often encouraged to confront a single question: What business are we in? It’s a process that might also benefit U.S. colleges and universities with fraternities.
Conor Hails, head of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sigma Chi chapter, was in a Philadelphia hotel ballroom last month for a Barclays Plc recruiting reception. A friend pointed out a banker from their fraternity. Hails, 20, approached with a secret handshake.
In 2013, a graduate student discovered a flaw in a spreadsheet, renewing the debate about austerity and debt. Emerging economies tanked, and Bitcoin boomed. In the U.S., unemployment fell and the Federal Reserve started to scale back its bond-buying program. Research focused on inequality and jobs gap between the highly skilled and everyone else. The Affordable Care Act began.
Actor and film producer Mark Wahlberg discusses completing his high school degree, the juvenile justice system, and the importance of role models. On the roundtable, "Edushyster" blogger Jennifer Berkshire, a freelance journalist and contributing writer to "The Chronicle of Philanthropy," and author Andrea Gabor, a professor at Baruch College and a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism judge for applicants to the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Business and Economics, discuss turnaround schools, teacher support, leadership and some "unintended consequences" of education reform. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg EDU."