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Jun 27, 2016

Not all Millennials live in their parents’ basement playing video games. Some are employed and stable, and their parents are leaning on them to navigate the current job climate. Smith School senior associate dean of learning Joyce Russell says her students often ask her how to help their parents. "I've had (students) tell me, 'OK, so I'm trying to educate my parents on negotiating their offer,' whether that's the

Jun 23, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

In a move that Inc. calls a “Wall Street magic trick,” Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting on Monday yielded passage of a measure to issue 5.7 million shares of a nonvoting C Class stock. Subsequently, co-founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg — and the company’s other B Class shareholders can sell off portions of their fortune without diluting their influence over the company. Smith School professor Christine

Jun 23, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

The Federal Aviation Administration’s initial, comprehensive set of rules for commercial drones will open the floodgates to tens of thousands of unmanned aircraft systems in U.S. airspace. But these flights still won’t include Amazon Prime flying a package to your front door. However, the new rules include “ample leeway,” Smith School marketing professor P.K. Kannan says.

Jun 23, 2016
Community

Calling all Smith students, alumni, faculty, and staff! Whether you’re working a full-time job, studying at an internship or vacationing, we’d love for you to send us a short video clip (approximately 30 seconds) showing off your dance moves and Terp pride.

Jun 22, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Electric car maker Tesla Motors describes its bid to acquire full-service solar power systems provider SolarCity as a move destined to create the “world’s only vertically integrated energy company offering end-to-end clean energy products to our customers.” But Smith School management professor Brent Goldfarb says such a move is destined to fall flat. He explains his rationale.

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