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September 19, 2010
The Anderson School of Management's proposal to move toward financial independence from the state is not a giant leap from public to private. For years, the UCLA business school, like many other UC professional schools, has been forced to find increasing sums of private money to maintain its operations. Tuition for California residents already is $41,000, and for nonresidents, $49,000. More than 80% of the school's budget already comes from private sources, and when other factors are accounted for, it's closer to 94%. Numbers are similar at several other UC schools, such as in dentistry, law and business.
November 24, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
The gig: Greg Dollarhyde, 61, runs Veggie Grill, where the CEO title, he says, stands for "chief energizing officer. " The Santa Monica fast-casual restaurant chain, which serves all plant-based food, was launched in 2006. The number of units doubled this year to 26 stores, and revenue is growing more than 50% a year. In more than four decades in the restaurant industry, Dollarhyde has served as the executive chairman or chief executive of eight businesses, including Baja Fresh Mexican Grill and Zoes Kitchen, and the chief financial officer for two public companies.
February 3, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein and Juliet Chung, Times Staff Writers
USC announced Thursday the abrupt resignation of its business dean, Yash Gupta, who came to the school after a nationwide search 19 months ago. Gupta's departure comes slightly more than two weeks after it was disclosed that he was a finalist for the presidency of the University of Arizona -- a position he didn't win. It also followed a recent sharp drop in a ranking by the Financial Times of the overall MBA program at USC's business school.
September 19, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK - Five years after Lehman Bros.' implosion, USC wants to make sure its newly minted accountants won't help blow up the world economy. Required courses at the university's Marshall School of Business now include accounting ethics. Another new course on accounting rules aims to help future auditors keep land mines, such as toxic investments linked to subprime mortgages, from exploding. The hope is that future auditors will protect society from market meltdowns like the one in 2008, not just act as dutiful Wall Street bookkeepers.
October 13, 1992 | DANIEL AKST
When William A. Hasler left KPMG Peat Marwick in New York to take a new job in California, he took a big pay cut. Worse yet, his new salary of $150,000 is exceeded by the monthly losses on his vacant house in Greenwich, Conn., which no one seems to want to buy. Basically, Hasler now works for free. What a dubious business decision--especially for someone whose new job is heading UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. It's not as bad as it looks.
October 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Northwestern University's business school placed first for the second consecutive year in a new survey by Business Week magazine. In its Oct. 29 issue, the magazine said Northwestern's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in Evanston, Ill., received the highest rating from the 6,000 business school graduates and 322 corporate recruiters surveyed.
June 6, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Randolph Westerfield, dean of USC's Marshall School of Business, has decided to step down next year to return to teaching, the university said Wednesday. Westerfield, 61, will end in June 2003 what will be a 10-year term as dean, officials said. His plans include working on another in a series of corporate finance textbooks, university officials said.
April 6, 2007 | Larry Gordon
USC professor James G. Ellis will be the next dean of the USC Marshall School of Business, campus officials said. The appointment, effective immediately, is for a five-year term. Ellis, a USC professor for 10 years and a vice provost for globalization, replaces interim Dean Thomas Gilligan at the business school, which enrolls nearly 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Ellis is a former executive with Broadway department stores and the American Porsche Design company. Larry Gordon
May 26, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Former Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. President Joseph Baczko on Wednesday was named dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York. Baczko, 59, whose executive experience spans the nursery, video and toy industries, said in a release that he hoped his international business experience would contribute to the development of competitive educational programs at the school. The 40-year-old business school has 5,100 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
In a move to honor one of its most prominent graduates, Chapman University said Monday it is naming its business and economics school after Orange County developer George L. Argyros. The name change was announced as the business school moved on Monday into Beckman Hall, a $22-million business and technology center on the Orange campus.
August 18, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A rise in the number of copper wire thefts in Long Beach prompted police to send a warning to local businesses. Since January, at least 74 thefts of copper wire have been reported in the city, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Schools, city parks, and commercial and private businesses are among the targets. The department suggested ways for businesses to prevent thefts, including installing security alarms and surveillance cameras, securing electrical or utility boxes and checking vacant property regularly.
August 16, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A rise in the number of copper wire thefts in Long Beach prompted police to send a warning to local businesses this week. Since January, at least 74 thefts of copper wire have been reported in the city, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Schools, city parks and commercial and private businesses are among the targets. In a release Friday, the department suggested ways for businesses to combat the issue, including installing security alarms and surveillance cameras, securing electrical or utility boxes and checking vacant property regularly.
July 21, 2013 | Paresh Dave
The gig: A couple of weeks into his first semester at Stanford University in 1999, Blaine Vess co-founded, a website to search for essays, reports and term papers. He's now the chief executive of StudyMode, a West Hollywood network of educational websites. StudyMode offers three core services: a website with online flashcards, a test preparation website and a subscription website with essays and reports to assist with research and writing. "We're trying to help college and high school students succeed," Vess said.
May 30, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Thanks to a rebounding stock market and innovation coming from American companies, the U.S. has regained the top spot as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by Swiss business school IMD.  The report released Wednesday ranks 60 economies around the world and found that the United States has made strong enough strides in its economic recovery to reclaim the top spot. The next top economies are Switzerland (No. 2), Hong Kong (No. 3), Sweden (No. 4)
March 28, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
There's only one Wharton School. The University of Pennsylvania wants to make sure there's no confusion about that. The university filed a lawsuit accusing a Beverly Hills company of operating an online university that uses the well-respected business school's name and Penn's 132-year-old trademark without authorization. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Philadelphia, seeks a court order that would bar Wharton Business Foundation - and its affiliated Wharton Business Foundation University - from using the Wharton trademark.
October 15, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
The 107th anniversary of "Little Nemo" by Winsor McCay is celebrated with a Google Doodle today. It was a masterpiece of cartooning from a man who created his art like a man possessed. McCay, born in Canada in 1867, is best known for "Little Nemo," the fantastical and magical Sunday comic strip that began in October 1905. Nemo was created during an eight-year period when, propelled by "inner demons," McCay "was compelled ... to draw and draw and draw . " JVJ Publishing, citing "Winsor McCay -- His Life and Art," by John Canemaker, describes this time in the artist's inventive and often odd career.
March 24, 1996
Pepperdine University has received a $15-million pledge for its School of Business and Management, one of the largest gifts ever to an American business school. The three-year pledge from George L. Graziadio, the head of Imperial Bancorp, and his wife, Reva, will allow the Culver City-based school to add 19 members to its faculty, an increase of nearly 30%. Graziadio has also agreed to lead an endowment drive to raise $10 million more during the next four years.
September 24, 2012 | By James Rainey
A New Yorker magazine profile of Mitt Romney out this week depicts the Republican presidential candidate as an earnest public servant, but one who is too steeped in the world of finance and private investment to communicate effectively with average voters. “He talks to voters businessman to businessman, on the assumption that everybody either runs a business or wants to start one,” writes Nicholas Lemann. “Romney believes that if you drop the name of someone who has built a very successful company - Sam Walton, of Wal-Mart, or Ray Kroc, of McDonald's - it will have the same effect as mentioning a sports hero.
August 26, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Sophia Amoruso doesn't care if you're offended by the name of her company. "If it's a big shock when you hear it," she says, "you're probably not our customer anyway. " She's earned the right to be dismissive. Amoruso, 28, is the founder and chief executive of Nasty Gal, a fast-rising e-commerce site that has managed to keep a low profile despite a cult following of young women who can't get enough of the company's edgy and provocative clothing. Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month.
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