Bert L. Wolstein, master entrepreneur and benefactor
Some experts believe entrepreneurs are born; others argue that entrepreneurship can be taught. Bert L. Wolstein doesn’t really fit either of these molds. He became an entrepreneur by necessity, deciding to take control of his own future rather than letting it be dictated by others.
Bert and his wife Iris sponsored a chaired professorship and dedicated Wolstein Hall as a facility to house the Weatherhead School’s Undergraduate programs. His recent book, Crossing The Road To Entrepreneurship, provides insight into his career and the contributions of an outstanding Cleveland etnrepreneurial family.
Rapidly rebuilding the Weatherhead School
Dean Myron Roomkin wants to put the Weatherhead School back in a leadership position and increase the school’s clout locally and in the worldwide academic community. Roomkin’s initiatives include a redesigned, more student-friendly executive MBA curriculum and a move to create four "schools within a school," which he envisions becoming the focus of ideas and teaching at Weatherhead and Case.
Weatherhead has already made a positive stride in the 2005 MBA rankings in the Financial Times of London, which in January ranked Weatherhead's MBA program No. 49 in the world. That's a 35-step improvement over its No. 84 ranking last year.
No Place for Hackers at Weatherhead
“An Ethics Lesson for MBA Wannabes: Applicants to Harvard and Some Other Schools Are Being Rejected Because They Tried Hacking the Schools’ Internal Info on Their Status”
Business Week|online, March 9, 2005
“Harvard and MIT Join Carnegie Mellon in Rejecting Applicants Who Broke Into Business School Networks.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 11, 2005
Weatherhead receives $2 million endowment from Case alumnus and former Microsoft executive
Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management is the recipient of an incredibly generous gift of $2 million from Robert J. Herbold, retired executive vice president and chief operating officer of Microsoft Corp., to its Information Systems department.