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