“We’re seeing more adults who want to finish the coursework they interrupted years earlier. But many others are focusing right now on necessities. That’s why short-term business-related enrollments are taking off. People know they need directly marketable skills.”
Laurel Bauer, media relations coordinator, in Cincinnati Magazine on enrollment trends
“Those populations are growing and getting more prosperous day by day. Take India. Can they afford a bottle of Head & Shoulders? Probably not. Can they afford Fusion razors? Probably not. But they can afford disposable razors. They can afford shampoos sold in sachets instead of bottles.”
Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the graduate school of business, in the Cincinnati Business Courier on businesses growing internationally
“We as humans are prone to using these vivid examples and having them influence our perceptions to a greater extent than they should. If you were to ask people, ‘Is fan violence really a problem?’ people would quickly recall the Ron Artest incident, they’d call up that memory of the coach being beat up. But there are more sporting events, more cameras, more blogs reporting on them. But if people perceive it’s the case, the leagues have to address it. That perception is a problem.”
Assistant professor of psychology Christian End in Sports Business Journal on fan violence.
“Even when the Reds are not winning, people can see that they’re working on it. I think the biggest issue with the Bengals is the lack of a consistent message that’s followed up with consistent action. When you’re inconsistent, people tend to doubt your sincerity.”
Professor of marketing Tom Hayes in the Cincinnati Business Courier on sports marketing
"Is it expensive? Yes. But we are a better value today than we were 20 years ago."
University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., in the Cincinnati Enquirer on the cost of tuition
"I think our game is great. I really do. What I would change is the whole structure of the NCAA initial eligibility clearinghouse. I think that some of the latest rules that affect prep school kids is unfair, and I think that whole system needs to be overhauled for the betterment of college basketball.”
Men’s basketball coach Sean Miller in USA Today on potential rule changes
"Given the uncertainty in the economy, we didn't want to take on any additional financial obligations right now. A lot of universities are holding back on all construction. We're saying that the Hoff Quad is important to Xavier's future. We can afford it, and we're doing it."
Beth Amyot, vice president for financial administration, in The Cincinnati Enquirer on why Xavier decided to delay the Xavier Square development but continue with the Hoff Quad
"I'm happy for them. They’re good people. The credit goes to Bob Staak. He's the guy who showed them they could win, and each guy has taken it a step further.”
Former men’s basketball coach Pete Gillen in the Richmond Times Dispatch on the success of Xavier basketball
"Our endowment is down which is just like everyone else, but we have been working through our budget and reviewing it to see where we can do any cost savings. We are not making cuts in financial aid or programs or anything like that. But, we are looking toward the future because we just don't know what's going to happen. I don't think anyone does."
Debora Del Valle, director of public relations, on WXIX.com on low endowment
"Fans have somewhat of a history of not only believing they have an impact on the outcome, but also the experience of expressing their feelings… they feel, 'If so much of how I'll feel during the week will be determined by how my team performs, then I want to have more input into how it performs.' But, one thing the fans often forget is that they already know the outcome. They're talking about things, debating decisions, knowing how the season unfolded, and having that information is what’s called hindsight bias. It biases your confidence of how much you knew beforehand.”
Christian End, psychology professor, in NY Newsday on the psychology of fans
“It goes beyond academics, like accounting and finance, and significant career components, like networking and resume writing to also help women gain confidence and footing, to carry themselves well, to move into the workforce again and become successful.”
Jennifer Bush, executive director of Williams College of Business MBA programs, in Cincinnati Magazine on the “Back to Business” program for women
“One of the most important things to any employer is passion. You have to sell your own marketability to that organization. Offer yourself as the best possible candidate. That comes from knowing your own skills and abilities and how they might apply.”
Lynda Grossman, director of WCB Business Professional Development Center, in Cincinnati Magazine on successful job-hunting tactics
“Many are deciding that an advanced degree isn’t as important right now as performing successfully on the job and continuing to enhance their skills.”
Len Brzozowski, executive director of XLC, in Cincinnati Magazine
“We know how to educate students, but we’re not developers. We will own the dirt, but they will own the improvements. It adds a layer of comfort for them to know student housing and the athletic club will always have a market.”
Liz Blume, director of Xavier’s Community Building Institute in Business Courier, on the subject of “campus edge development
“We believe we’ll make it possible for families with financial need to go to Xavier.”
Roger Fortin, Academic Vice President and Provost , in the Cincinnati Enquirer, on Xavier's increase in financial aid