Northwestern

US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list), so let it out here and now. (Tomorrow Matt will lead us in a rousing discussion over the best CFA test prep classes.)

101. Rollins College (Crummer)
[…]
25. Ohio State University (Fisher)
24. Georgetown University (McDonough)
23. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
22. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
21. University of Southern California (Marshall)
19. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
19. Emory University (Goizueta)
18. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
17. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
16. Cornell University (Johnson)
15. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
13. University of Virginia (Darden)
13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)
12. Duke University (Fuqua)
11. New York University (Stern) Read more »

Following a human sexuality class last week on Northwestern’s Evanston, Ill., campus, Prof. John Michael Bailey invited students to stay for an extracurricular demonstration that he warned would be explicit and graphic. Of the 567 students enrolled in the class, about 100 stayed to watch a sexual act involving a woman, a man and an electric-powered device…the couple who performed were Chicagoans Jim Marcus and Faith Kroll. [WSJ]

  • 18 Dec 2008 at 9:31 AM

You’re In! Psyche!

As you may be aware, business school applications are at an all time high this year. Something about some economic disruption, problems in investment banking or suchlike. Getting in is rather a tough ride this year. So the celebratory glee with which a “Top 10″ acceptance would be greeted could border on hysteria. But those who the gods would destroy they would first elevate. The gods of Kellogg, that is.

Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management this week erroneously sent notices of acceptance to 50 applicants it had decided to reject. The applicants are not happy.
One of them, a 28-year-old Chicagoan, excitedly phoned his parents and enjoyed a celebratory dinner Monday after being notified by e-mail that he had been accepted. But the next morning, when the Lincoln Park research analyst logged onto the college’s Web site to learn more about enrolling, he found out he actually had been rejected.

Is it overly mean of us to cite Nelson? Ha! Ha!
Kellogg applicants accepted, then rejected [Chicagobreakingnews.com]