A future in business might be right for anyone — and for some, the earlier the better. That’s the thinking behind the Harvard Business School’s (HBS) 2+2 Program, a new effort to expand the School’s applicant pool to students who might not normally consider a business degree or career.The program, which launched last week, will grant college students an early acceptance to the HBS M.B.A. program contingent upon their successful graduation from college and the completion of two years of approved work experience.“Young men and women today enjoy a far wider array of educational and career options than ever before,” said Carl Kester, HBS’s deputy dean for academic affairs. “With this program, we want to reach a new group of applicants and encourage them to see the versatility, value, and opportunity provided by a Harvard M.B.A. degree as they set out to make a difference in the world. Many undergraduates underestimate the versatility of an M.B.A. and the positive effect it can have on many careers. In reality, M.B.A. graduates, and HBS graduates in particular, are working in a wide variety of positions in many diverse fields.”After the contingent early admission, Harvard will help graduating students find two-year work appointments by coordinating with a network of organizations that have agreed to act as recruiting partners. Google, Teach for America, and McKinsey & Company are already on board and are just a few of the 100 organizations expected to participate in the program.“Google believes that attracting diverse and talented employees is key to our continued growth and innovation,” said Kim Scott, Google’s director of online sales and operations. “This program will give us another channel to find people with broad talents and skills who might not traditionally look at either a business degree or a tech company, but can be highly successful here.”Undergraduates will be eligible to apply to the HBS 2+2 Program by July 1, after the conclusion of their junior year of college. They will be notified of the school’s decision in September of their senior year. ?Once admitted to the program, students will participate in on-campus summer academic programs and have access to a dedicated career coach as well as an online network of current HBS students and peers in the 2+2 program.“College students are at an important juncture during their junior year,” said Andrea Kimmel, who directs the 2+2 Program. “HBS 2+2 will help to open their minds to a host of new career and education options available to them as they set forth on their journey of exploration after college.”
Fans of ever-rising CT-based indie groove outfit Goose woke up to a pleasant surprise this morning with the the release of the Night Lights EP. The five-song offering, released at midnight, features four previously-released songs from the last eighteen months as well as a new studio cut of “Yeti”.The five songs featured on the EP—”All I Need”, “Time to Flee”, “Butter Rum”, “Wysteria Lane”, and “Yeti”—were chosen for sentimental reasons. The latter four songs all come from the catalogs of bands that pre-date Goose which featured the band’s members. “Wysteria Lane” and “Butter Rum” were first performed by Vasudo, which included drummer Ben Atkind, guitarist Rick Mitarotonda, and bassist Trevor Weekz. “Yeti” and “Time to Flee”, on the other hand, came from guitarist/keyboardist Peter Anspach‘s project, Great Blue. Then there’s “All I Need”, which is all Goose.Related: Goose Shares Debut Cover Of The Band’s “Look Out Cleveland” [Watch]These polished studio recordings come four years after the band’s previous—as well as their first—multi-song studio offering, Moon Cabin. Though only one of the songs is new to streaming services—and far from new to fans that have been following the band’s live performances—their cohesive arrangement and release signals some more studio activity on the horizon for Goose.“These 5 songs are such a great representation of the history of Goose, with most of the tunes hailing from previous bands around the Wilton music scene,” Anspach said. “We are very stoked to wrap them all up as an EP and set the stage for our next full-length record.”Listen to the new Night Lights EP from Goose below, or on your preferred streaming service.Goose – Night Lights – Full EP[Video: Goose]The band is currently prepping for an impending two-night run of socially-distanced Halloween concerts at South Farms in Morris, CT. Beginning tonight, the two sold-out concerts will be streamed live via LivexLive. To purchase the streams, click here. [UPDATE: Due to snowy conditions at the outdoor venue, the Goose Halloween run has been postponed by a week. The shows will now take place on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th. For more information, head here.]
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore What better way to make our soldiers feel at home than by providing them with a beautifully photographed and printed portrait of the ones they love and miss the most? Professional photographers and image manufacturers have teamed up to send 10,000 free family portraits to deployed soldiers around the globe this holiday season in the the Portraits of Love project. The call went out from the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) for volunteers and got 400 members to join the cause. Watch the Making a Difference video below, which shows the incredible motivation a simple photograph can provide to a solider away from home. (From MSNBC)
P.P.S. Now’s your chance to be in the In the Heights movie! Get audition details here. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Raúl Esparza to Star in Chicago Production of HamletRaúl Esparza is making a big leap back into the stage world. Following the news that the four-time Tony nominee will lead Classic Stage’s Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, we’ve learned that the longtime Law & Order: SVU star will next take to the Windy City in the title role of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Barbara Gaines will direct the production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, scheduled to run from April 17 through June 9, 2019. Esparza is no stranger to The Bard, having been seen in Shakespeare in the Park productions of Cymbeline and Twelfth Night. Complete casting for the Chicago Shakespeare production of Hamlet will be announced in the coming months.TCG to Honor Tony Kushner, Rick Miramontez & Martha R. Ingram at 2019 GalaTheatre Communications Group will toast a trio of New York theater icons at its 2019 gala. Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner, veteran Broadway publicist Rick Miramontez and arts philanthropist Martha R. Ingram will be the honorees at the event, set for February 4, 2019 at the Edison Ballroom. TCG’s executive director and CEO Teresa Eyring said, “Our annual gala has become a much-anticipated event that bridges theater worlds, from nonprofit to commercial, from our New York-based resident theaters to the resident theater community nationwide. We are humbled to be able to honor and celebrate individuals whose astounding vision and commitment have benefited all of these worlds.” TCG will also celebrate its long-standing commitment to advancing leaders of color in the field and the many programs that support these efforts.Jersey Boys Alum Michael Longoria to Release Christmas AlbumMichael Longoria, silk-voiced Broadway veteran of Jersey Boys and Hairspray, will release a new album, Michael Longoria: Merry Christmas Darling, this holiday season. Broadway Records will produce the Christmas-themed recording—the label’s first—set to be released digitally and in stores on November 9. The album will include standards such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” weaved with modern-day classics such as “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “Last Christmas.” Produced by Grammy nominee Michael Croiter, Merry Christmas Darling will feature music arrangements by Rona Siddiqui.Mitchell Jarvis & More to Test Out New Musical Fat Kid Rules the WorldMitchell Jarvis, the multi-talented stage star recently seen in Gettin’ the Band Back Together, is among a group of performers set to lead a developmental workshop of the new musical Fat Kid Rules the World. Marc Eardley will direct the presentations, set to take place at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space in New York City on October 29, 30 and 31. The musical follows the friendship between Troy and Curt, who meet on a subway platform and begin forming a punk-rock band. The cast will also include Trey Ellett, Kurt Hellerich, Mitchell Jarvis, Pilar Martinez, Michael Nigro, Emerson Steele, Cole Ragsdale, Scott Redmond, Shea Renne, Laura Shoop, Taylor Blackman, Briana Brooks, Sophia Introna, Chris Medlin and Matt Gumley, a Broadway veteran of Elf who wrote the music and contributed additional lyrics. Fat Kid Rules the World features a book and lyrics by Jay Falzone and additional music by Evan Jay Newman.P.S. Get a sneak peek at SpongeBob Tony nominee Ethan Slater on tonight’s episode of Law & Order: SVU! Raúl Esparza(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Star Files Raúl Esparza
View Comments Grand Hotel original cast members Karen Akers, Keith Crowningshield, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Timothy Jerome, Charles Mandracchia, Penny Worth and Walter Willison are reuniting on November 11 for a special pair of concerts toasting the 1989 musical’s 30th anniversary. They will be joined by John Schneider, who played the Baron Felix Von Gaigern in the original Broadway production, Tony Award winner Judy Kaye and more. Willison has written and directed the concerts, which are dedicated to the memory of the late Liliane Montevecchi, who received a Tony nomination for originating the role of ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya.Also featured are Grand Hotel cast members Michael Piehl, David White, Jill Powell, Sachi Parker, Harper Lee Andrews (daughter of original cast member Jennifer Lee Andrews), Emily Elizabeth Cobb, Katie Dixon, Matthew Drinkwater, John Drinkwater, Daniel Dunlow and ballroom dancers Erin Marie and Zachary Bordonaro.Directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, Grand Hotel opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on November 12, 1989 and ran for 1,017 performances. It was nominated for twelve 1990 Tony Awards and won five—two for Tune in categories of Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, two for designers Santo Loquasto (costumes) and Jules Fisher (lights) and one for the late Michael Jeter, who played Otto Kringelein, the dying bookkeeper.The Grand Hotel celebration will take place at 7:00pm and 9:30pm in The Yellow Pavillion in The Fig Room on the fourth floor of YOTEL New York at 570 Tenth Avenue. For tickets and more info, click here.
Champlain College,Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College ranks 16th nationally and is the only Vermont college on the list of top healthcare administration programs. Master’s Programs Guide, an online guide for master’s programs, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration Programs for 2016. Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College in Pittsburgh, PA, leads the ranking, which evaluated and ranked schools based on publicly available information on accreditation, reputation, flexibility, affordability, and return on investment. Valparaiso University’s Graduate School in Valparaiso, IN, and Indiana Wesleyan University’s Graduate School in Marion, IN, came in second and third respectively.#16. Champlain College(link is external)Champlain College, in Burlington, Vermont, is a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1878. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1 and just over 460 graduate students attend here. Champlain College is ranked in a tie at #14 by U.S. News & World Report in the category of “Best Regional Colleges North.” Regional accreditation has been granted by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.Program Details: The Divisions of Graduate and Continuing Professional Studies offers a 100% online degree program for a Master of Science in Health Care Administration. This newly-revised program challenges students to think boldly and innovatively as they prepare to plan, manage, and deliver care in a health-related setting. The program is aimed at students who are experienced healthcare professionals and provides opportunities for new thinking and unique approaches to increase efficiency and make significant improvements to healthcare delivery. The program is designed on an interdisciplinary cohort model, which means a small group of students works together throughout their studies, tackling courses in eight-week terms. Tuition costs $779 per credit.Champlain Admissions Website(link is external)Universities making the list include (alphabetically ordered):Belhaven University, School of Business – Jackson, MississippiBellevue University – Bellevue, NebraskaBrenau University, School of Business – Gainesville, GeorgiaCalifornia State University-East Bay, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences – Hayward, CaliforniaCapella University – Minneapolis, MinnesotaChamplain College – Burlington, VermontCleary University – Howell, MichiganColorado State University-Global Campus – Greenwood Village, ColoradoColumbia Southern University, College of Business – Orange Beach, AlabamaConcordia University, St. Paul, College of Business and Technology – Saint Paul, MinnesotaCornerstone University – Grand Rapids, MichiganDallas Baptist University, Graduate School of Business – Dallas, TexasEastern University, School of Management Studies – Saint Davids, PennsylvaniaFlorida Institute of Technology – Melbourne, FloridaGardner-Webb University, Graduate School of Business – Boiling Springs, North CarolinaGeorge Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences – Washington, District of ColumbiaLoyola University Chicago – Chicago, IllinoisMontana State University, Billings College of Allied Health Professions – Billings, MontanaMount Vernon Nazarene University, Graduate and Professional Studies – Mount Vernon, OhioOhio University, College of Health Sciences and Professions – Athens, OhioPacific University, College of Health Professions – Forest Grove, OregonPenn State World Campus – University Park, PennsylvaniaRegis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions – Denver, ColoradoSaint Joseph’s University, College of Arts and Sciences – Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSaint Leo University, School of Business – Saint Leo, FloridaSeton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences – South Orange, New JerseySimmons College, Simmons School of Management – Boston, MassachusettsSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale, School of Allied Health – Carbondale, IllinoisThe Sage Colleges, School of Management – Troy, New YorkTiffin University, School of Business – Tiffin, OhioTrident University, International College of Health and Human Services – Cypress, CaliforniaTrinity University, Department of Health Care Administration – San Antonio, TexasUniversity of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OhioUniversity of Denver, University College – Denver, ColoradoUniversity of Maryland University College – Adelphi, MarylandUniversity of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business – North Dartmouth, MassachusettsUniversity of Mississippi, Medical Center School of Health Related Professions – Jackson, MississippiUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health – Chapel Hill, North CarolinaUniversity of North Dakota, College of Business and Public Administration – Grand Forks, North DakotaUniversity of Saint Francis, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership – Fort Wayne, IndianaUniversity of Scranton, Panuska College of Professional Studies – Scranton, PennsylvaniaUniversity of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy – Los Angeles, CaliforniaUniversity of St. Francis, College of Business and Health Administration – Joliet, IllinoisVirginia Commonwealth University, School of Allied Health Professionals – Richmond, VirginiaWalden University School of Health Sciences – Minneapolis, MinnesotaWestern Carolina University, College of Health and Human Sciences – Cullowhee, North CarolinaWestern Kentucky University, Graduate School – Bowling Green, KentuckyAccording to Coby Cagle, editor at Master’s Programs Guide, “A master’s degree is the standard credential for professionals in the healthcare field who want to equip themselves for leadership roles and career advancement.” The need for effective leaders in healthcare has never been greater. He further explains that an online degree program will give professionals the flexibility to balance work and studies, while applying new found knowledge and skills in their current workplace. This gives online healthcare management students an immediate return on their investment.Master’s Programs Guide is an online guide that helps potential students find the best master’s programs available in order to achieve their educational and professional goals.SEATTLE, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Master’s Programs Guide (http://www.mastersprogramsguide.com(link is external)) www.mastersprogramsguide.com/rankings/top-online-masters-in-healthcare-administration/(link is external)
Westwood Police say they found a 67-year-old woman dead after an apparent single-car accident that left her car against a tree just south of Westwood City Hall.The department’s media release on the incident is below:On Wednesday, January 17th, at about 6:08AM, a 67 yoa, KCK, female was discovered in her car north of the KU Dialysis center, 4720 Rainbow Blvd. The car appeared to have come from the area of the Dialysis center parking lot, across the grass and hit a tree south of the Westwood City Hall, near the intersection of Rainbow Blvd. and 47th Place.Initially, it appears that there may have been a medical emergency involved in the accident.However, with the assistance of the Shawnee Police Department’s Traffic Unit the case remains under investigation. There was no one else in the vehicle and no one else was injured. We are having difficulty notifying family so the name is being withheld pending those contacts.Should anyone have information about the accident they can call Dispatch 913-782-0720 or the TIPS Hotline 816-474-8477.
Daily Express:We instinctively remember maps and end up with a north-facing “compass” in our heads. But over-reliance on GPS devices could erase the maps from our brains, scientists say.They ran virtual-reality tests on 26 residents of a town all had lived in for at least two years.Subjects were made “sightless” by artificial fog – and when facing north they could point to where locations would be in real life.Scientists Julia Frankenstein and Tobias Meilinge say the subjects did so well because they had all “seen, and internalised”, a map of their town, Tubingen in Germany.But the researchers warn that relying too much on GPS devices will eventually wipe out our memorised maps.Read the whole story: Daily Express
Pacific Standard:Did you hear the one about Hurricane Sandy? Did you find it hilarious? Tasteless? Or just lame?Newly published research concludes the answer depends in part on exactly when the joke reached your ear, or inbox.An analysis of responses to humorous quips referencing last year’s devastating storm suggests the adage that “comedy equals tragedy plus time” needs to be modified. A research team led by University of Colorado psychologist A. Peter McGraw concludes that, at some specific point in the days and weeks after a horrible event, there is a “sweet spot” when we’re particularly likely to find humor in the darkness.Read the whole story: Pacific Standard More of our Members in the Media >
LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. From Tire Review AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Former United Steelworkers president, George Becker, 78, died Feb. 3 at his home in Gibsonia, PA, after a long battle with cancer. Becker served as USW president for seven years, and was first elected president in 1993. “George did as much as any president in our history to strengthen our union,” said USW President Leo Gerard, who served as international secretary-treasurer under Becker and succeeded him as president in 2001. “He was a powerful voice for the interests of our members. He had a unique ability to give voice to the frustrations and concerns of workers, their right to be treated with dignity and decency – values he believed in deeply.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.