I'm not sure how I feel about the true necessity / value of a 4 year College. Honestly probably a lot of people would do just fine in business, or a varity of fields, with no college at all. Those would be the people the DC referenced as having a genuine intellectual curiosity. They are going to learn and excel because that is what they do.
Probably the biggest value I see in college right now may the the signaling effect. You show perspective employers that you are motivated able to learn by attending a College and getting decent grades. You would still have a similar ability to learn without having attended College but that isn't initially clear to perspective employers. That is even moreso for MBA degrees. While I did learn quite a bit getting my MBA, I have probably learned as much reading Businessweek for a few years.
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Thread: Is Xavier broke?
03-07-2013, 12:49 PM #41Eat Donuts!
03-07-2013, 12:50 PM #42
OTR, with all due respect, you could not have picked a worse thread title for this thread.
If by "broke" you mean financially, then no.
If by "broken" you mean with respect to business model, then I don't think X is broken in that regard, but that it's being pro-active in recognizing the looming changes and challenges facing higher education, and that it is beginning to formulate a response to that accordingly.
I have felt for years that, while ND benefitted from the likes of Father Hessburgh, Xavier was stuck with Father Mulligan, who didn't know his arse from a hole in the ground when it came to the importance of understand the importance of fund raising. Had we had more fiscally savvy Jesuits back then, the endowment issue, which is an issue for Xavier, would not be so.
Last edited by xudash; 03-07-2013 at 01:03 PM.Forbes: The Most Valuable College Hoops Teams - 2012 - Xavier #18. Only three are private (Xavier, Syracuse and Duke), and only Xavier makes the list from the Big East.
03-07-2013, 05:30 PM #43
College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Fraudulent contradiction in terms.
If a kid is an innovator and/or an entrepreneur -- he should go do it.Warmly,
03-08-2013, 08:09 AM #44
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- anywhere but dayton
03-08-2013, 08:13 AM #45
03-08-2013, 08:17 AM #46
A draft beer stand, with constantly rotating micro-brew products, would be a no-brainer....he went up late, and I was already up there.
03-08-2013, 09:55 AM #47
Is Xavier broke?
So Paul is advocating putting the keg on a turntable? Ok, that's eccentric but well try it. :).- David Bowers ('95)
03-08-2013, 09:55 AM #48
03-08-2013, 12:04 PM #49
Last edited by Kahns Krazy; 03-08-2013 at 12:10 PM. Reason: Had to change it because there was actually a beer discussion."Give a toast to my brother, hug your family, and do everything possible to live the life you dream of. God Bless."
03-08-2013, 12:09 PM #50"Give a toast to my brother, hug your family, and do everything possible to live the life you dream of. God Bless."