The Rise of Innovation Hubs on College Campuses
Campus News / Uncategorized

The Rise of Innovation Hubs on College Campuses

Innovation seems to be one of the key buzzwords of the time.  Everyone and everything has to be “innovative” to be worthwhile or successful.  That seems to be the thinking behind a slew of new university innovation hubs, facilities designed to bring students, faculty, and private enterprise together to be “innovative”.  While that does not … Continue reading

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep
Business Ethics / Campus News

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep

How does one construct a monopoly? A good place to begin searching would be to consider past examples. Carnegie or Rockefeller would be a start; both managed costs closely and used a variety of unscrupulous means to destroy competition. Was there any other another potential path to building large companies in the Gilded Age of … Continue reading

Divestment: Should Pitt Stop Investing in Fossil Fuel Companies?
Campus News / Corporate Social Responsibility / Finance / Organizational Strategy

Divestment: Should Pitt Stop Investing in Fossil Fuel Companies?

There is a growing movement around Oakland for [1]divestment, from fossil fuel companies, which makes up a noticeable portion of Pitt’s investment portfolio. Pitt approximately has a $3.5 billion endowment, and the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition estimates that the university invests 4.7% ($164.5 million) of it in the fossil fuel industry. The [2]Fossil Free Pitt … Continue reading

It’s Our Money and We Need It Now: How Technology Can Help Make College Cheaper and Easier to Complete than Ever
Campus News / Economics / Organizational Strategy / Technology

It’s Our Money and We Need It Now: How Technology Can Help Make College Cheaper and Easier to Complete than Ever

Here’s a topic that’s on every 20-something student’s mind in America: the climbing cost of attending college. Many of us stress over something that should not be a problem in our society, where getting an education to stay competitive in a globalized job market is essentially required.  And it’s the cost of everything having to … Continue reading

Campus Happenings: Projects In Marketing Promotes United Way
Campus News

Campus Happenings: Projects In Marketing Promotes United Way

Projects in Marketing, a capstone class for Marketing majors, has brought the spirit of the holidays to the University of Pittsburgh. A group of dedicated students applied for Bob Gilbert’s class that is aimed to develop students’ experiences by taking on a semesterlong project. Previous classes were involved in projects for Mazda, the food bank … Continue reading