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What Were They Thinking? Swarthmore Study Examines Federal Reserve Prior to 2008 Financial Crisis

A new study from a team of Swarthmore professors illustrates how the Federal Reserve was aware of potential problems in the financial markets prior to 2008, but did not take the threats seriously.

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Women Who ‘Lean in’ Often Soon Leave Engineering Careers, Study Finds

Nearly 40 percent of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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Same-Sex Marriage; Corporate Inversions: Experts Available to Speak on Pressing Legal Issues and Controversies

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Alum Does the Right Thing with a $5 Million Gift

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Richard Holstein ’68, a pediatric dentist with a life-long passion for the study and practice of ethical behavior, pledges $5 million to create faculty chairs and boost programs that will help Washington College students know, and do, the right thing in their careers and communities.

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Wait, Wait ─ Don’t Tell Me the Good News Yet

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that the positive reaction one would have when succeeding is lessened if it doesn't follow the expected course.

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Business Ethics Professor Challenges Current Corporate Culture

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Diane Swanson's challenges the current corporate culture in a new book "Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind."

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'Microsoft Should Try to Implement Layoffs as Quickly as Possible'

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Study Finds Why Some Firms Are “Named and Shamed” by Activists

A new study of the anti-sweatshop campaigns of the 1990s reveals which companies are most likely to become targets of anti-corporate activists.

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Greedy CEOS Bad for Business

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The pursuit of extreme wealth by top managers can lead to lower performance and loss of shareholder value, a new study finds. But, a powerful board or long CEO tenure can moderate the impact.

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Growing Demand for Climate-Proof Financial Products among Universities

In a move that reflects a growing demand among universities to make socially responsible, sustainable investment choices, Humboldt State University’s charitable foundation has already adopted a the policy to strictly limit its holdings in companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels. Now, through its “Humboldt Investment Pledge,” The HSU Advancement Foundation is urging other universities to do more to clean up their investments.

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