As NCAA basketball fans begin to research ESPN for information that could prove useful for their brackets – many on company time – employers are voicing concerns that the madness surrounding bracketology will cause declines in productivity. But Claire Simmers Ph.D., chair and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that if handled correctly, office pools are useful for boosting morale, as long as productivity is balanced.
While beleaguered Americans continued to dig out from record snowfalls, the gardeners among them were secretly thrilled, watching the freezing flakes pile up. “They realized that snow cover can be good for many plants, especially perennial herbs and shrubs, because it provides insulation from freezing temperatures.
The typical American consumer is accustomed to unwrapping a hamburger from their favorite fast food establishment and finding “the works”: lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and a few packets of ketchup on the side. However, according to John Stanton, Ph.D., chair of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, the “frills” that come with fast food or restaurant meals could become a thing of the past.
Before the election results rolled in late Tuesday night, political analysts across the country were feverishly predicting which states would go blue or red. Now that the dust has settled and the electoral map is clearly painted, those same experts are looking back on the campaigns to analyze how Senator John McCain and President-Elect Barack Obama got where they are today.
No one can deny that this year’s election proved to be historic, transformational and unforgettable. But while many are focusing on race and the breaking of barriers, Graham Lee, Ph.D., professor of political science at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, is talking about the changes he’s observed in voting trends.
Political leaders, economic analysts and journalists are comparing the current financial meltdown to the Great Depression. “Worst Crisis Since the ’30s, With No End Yet in Sight” was a recent baleful headline from The Wall Street Journal.
As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer’s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.
Most college students avoid thinking about the real world until at least their junior year, putting off that visit to the campus career center as long as possible. According to Matthew Brink of Saint Joseph’s University’s Career Development Center, sometimes it’s the waiting that can make the task overwhelming.
On March 19, media outlets across the globe reported the death of Mohammad Nabbous, the Libyan citizen-journalist responsible for founding Libya Alhurra TV, an independent Internet TV station set up to broadcast raw footage from Benghazi following the Feb. 17 uprising.
With operating costs rising, employers around the country are entertaining the advantages of a four-day work week. Proponents of the abbreviated schedule boast benefits of cost savings, easier commutes, increased leisure time, and its viability as an alternative to layoffs. So why isn’t this trend becoming widespread?