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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:20 pm

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Lots of unemployed "consultants" available now that the election is over.  All those "studies" were *so* accurate, weren't they?
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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:38 pm

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About the business major:
I have been around high school kids for much of the last 20 years (nephews, nieces, sons and their friends) and I have heard, verbatim, this:

"Mr. Bethlehempard, I'm taking Lafayette off my list because it doesn't have a business program."

Almost verbatim.

I explain that Lafayette provides good preparation for a business career and that many people enter the business world with different degrees. I can cite accountants, bond traders and consultants who went to Lafayette.
I've known a few civil engineers who went into finance, Jamie Dimon was a philosophy major, Mitt Romney studied English and Lloyd Blankfein studied history.

Engineers. Don't forget the line from the overlooked gem of a film, "Margin Call":

"Frankly sir, the mathematics are all the same and the pay is a lot better here (at a bank)."

Like anything else, it's easier not to have to explain or defend. Just add the damn word and a core curriculum.

We keep touting proximity to New York. Alright then, have a business degree.

As for the consultant, the more specific the task is, the better they do in general. When I recall trouble with consultants it's usually because we chose badly.
I expect the study to wallow in benchmarks because they're easy to generate and explain. That and organizational structure. Both can be reduced to charts and numbers.

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Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:55 pm

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When do we hear what THE STUDY concluded?   I am too lazy to look it up

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:53 am

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PardDad71 wrote:
When do we hear what THE STUDY concluded? I am too lazy to look it up


When it was begun, they were saying the report would come out in April, so if they are on schedule, we should see something soon. I very much doubt if the results are going to make anyone who cares about a strong athletics program happy.

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:29 am

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I'm the eternal optimist.  A positive change with the Football program.   A change with womens bball - TBD good bad or indifferent as coach certainly had the reputation, but was not producing the results.

So I've got the wait and see approach.   To me if there is no change to the structure and management at the top of the Athletics Dept then my optimism will be somewhat dampened

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:59 am

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PardDad71 wrote:
When do we hear what THE STUDY concluded? I am too lazy to look it up


Where is it written that this will become public knowledge?
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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:04 pm

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When you announce you are hiring an outside firm to the alumni/public, I would assume you understand not sharing at least a synopsis of the results would be very counterproductive

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:29 pm

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Somewhat new to this flea circus huh.  Those of us who have suffered a bit longer know the counterproductive, strange and wonderful ways of our alma mater.  I share your hope, just not convinced that we are that transparent in athletics.   Happy to be surprised.

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:33 pm

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seenalot wrote:
Somewhat new to this flea circus huh. Those of us who have suffered a bit longer know the counterproductive, strange and wonderful ways of our alma mater. I share your hope, just not convinced that we are that transparent in athletics. Happy to be surprised.


I totally agree. This is now in Byerly's hands.... period.... full stop. Any failure to act is on her!!

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