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Temple says it has lined up most of the money for a stadium
Temple President Dr. Neil D. Theobald and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Patrick O’Connor, in separate interviews with the Inquirer, revealed the university’s plan to bring a football stadium to Main Campus. Said Arthur Hochner, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management: “The most important thing at Temple is the education that happens in the classroom. Football is not education. The priority should be on the teachers.”

Family firm CEO steps down, saying he’s a creator, not a builder
Recently, the CEO of a family business stepped down in favor of a successor, the company’s first non-family member top executive. Dr. TL Hill, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, an expert in succession planning of family businesses, weighed in on this practice.

A Villanova inventor learns the ways of crowd-funding
With more projects competing for attention and money, crowdfunding isn’t as easy as it once used to be, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article. Wattal is also featured in a piece that accompanied the article, detailing the requirements of a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The Call To Serve
Workers across myriad industries are expected to work longer and off-peak hours, and possibly be asked to shift their living arrangements to accommodate customers during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia this month. Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management Dr. You-Jin Kim offered insight into how employers can use this as an engagement- and morale-building opportunity.

Millennials successfully selling medical-alert devices for seniors
How does a company run by millennials successfully sell and market products toward a geriatric audience? Dr. Jay I. Sinha, Associate Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, weighs in.

People in the News
In the Inquirer’s weekly People in the News segment, Bertrand Guillotin – recently appointed Director of International Business programs at Fox – was featured.

Hospital expansion to challenge CHOP?
The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in Wilmington, Del., is expanding into Deptford, N.J., to potentially compete with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For comment, the Philadelphia Inquirer turned to Dr. Stuart H. Fine, Associate Professor of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management, Director of Healthcare Management Programs at the Fox School, and a former health system CEO.

Runway event makes its way into Inquirer
In an article highlighting April networking events, the Philadelphia Inquirer included the Center for Student Professional Development’s annual Work Your Wardrobe event, a fashion show with Fox students modeling styles ranging from business casual to business professional.

Rader publishes op-ed
The region’s top daily newspaper recently published a letter-to-the-editor submission from Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Bruce Rader, on the topic of public pensions.