Women remain underrepresented in MBA programs across the United States, but the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is pledging to close the gap within five years. The school will announce its 50/50 by 2020 Pledge on March 5, 2015, during the school’s fourth annual Women Leading Women symposium and International Women’s Day celebration. The 2020 target will coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees U.S. women the right to vote.
Valentine’s Day dinner reservations are tough for procrastinators, because unlike airline seats, you can’t simply pay more to get a prime spot on a busy night. Now some restaurants are experimenting with premium reservations, which allow diners to pay a fee for a table with little or no lead time. Smith Professor Il-Horn Hann spoke about the trend Feb. 11, 2015,
In a debate hosted by the Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute, and Paul Vaaler, the Mooty Chair in Law and Economics at the University of Minnesota, represented diverse views on the intersection of individual rights and societal responsibilities.