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Grade Non-Disclosure

Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week.

Johnson Students Vote to Enact Grade Non-DisclosureJohnson Business Feed

After a year-long study initiated by Johnson’s Student Council to “evaluate the alignment of academics and recruiting,” Cornell Johnson students have “voted to enact a policy of grade non-disclosure” in which Two-Year, One-Year, and Johnson Cornell Tech MBA students need not “disclose their grades to recruiters until after a full-time, post-graduation job offer has been extended.”

Associate Dean for MBA Programs Vishal Gaur writes “We hope that grade non-disclosure will encourage students to take more academic risks and think holistically about their education, personal development, leadership, and the impact they want to have in the future.”

Victoria Wilmarth (MBA ’18), who is now Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Deland Fellow in Hospital Administration believes “the vote will strengthen the school’s collaborative community.”

“This vote helps bring Johnson’s academic experiences into alignment with the school’s values. I think this will deepen students’ commitment to collaborative learning and support academic risk taking for professional and personal development.”

You can read the entire Johnson Business Feed article here.

Five New Faculty Bring Mix of Research Insight, Corporate Experience to Business SchoolStevens Institute of Technology School of Business News

For the 2018-19 school year, the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business welcomed five new professors, all of whom are well equipped to help students “think critically about technology’s role in solving business problems.”

  • Assistant Professor Apostolos Filippas: “Research interests include business analytics, natural language processing, data science, online platforms and market design.”
  • Assistant Professor Pranav Garg: “Studies human capital, organizational design and learning, and strategy.”
  • Associate Professor Anand Goel: Formerly a Director with Navigant Consulting whose “corporate experience is enhanced by research work that has been featured in many top journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Finance.”
  • Assistant Professor Majeed Simaan: Research interests include “banking and risk management, financial networks and interconnectedness, and portfolio theory and asset allocation.”
  • Assistant Professor Jordan Suchow: Formerly a “research scientist with the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab at the University of California–Berkeley.”

You can find out more about the new hires here.

New York Times‘ David Gelles: ‘When CEOs Speak Out, the World Listens’Lehigh College of Business Blog

New York Times business reporter David Gelles used his keynote speech at the recent Lehigh University College of Business and Economics 2018 Impact Symposium to posit “companies can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines when it comes to the hot button issues of the day.”

“On topics ranging from climate change to health care, gun laws to birth control, the biggest brands in the country are being forced to take a stand. It’s hard to state what an abrupt change this is,” he explains.

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Gelles at the recent Lehigh University College of Business and Economics 2018 Impact Symposium / Photo via Christa Neu

He adds, “Until recently, companies avoided controversy at all costs. But these days, they are confronting it head on, sometimes even embracing it when it arrives unexpectedly, and in rare instances, seeking it out.”

Gelles points to Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff’s threat to relocate its Indiana office in response to a 2015 law that would have “made it easier for religious conservatives to refuse service to gay people.”

Gelles explains, “Being a chief executive no longer means just running a profit and loss statement. It means being prepared to articulate your values—and your company’s values—when you least expect it. When CEOs speak out, the world listens. Sometimes, policies even change.”

You can read more about Gelles’ speech at Lehigh here.


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Jonathan Pfeffer
Jonathan Pfeffer

Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.

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