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The first business school classes were taught at the offices of the Association of Commerce, above, which was located on Camp Street in New Orleans' CBD.

A Very Special Birthday

On Oct. 21, the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University will officially celebrate its 100th birthday — and bring its yearlong centennial celebration to an end — with a party on campus for students. That date was chosen with good reason. It corresponds almost exactly to the […]

September 25, 2014 × 0 comments

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Ira Solomon

Ira Solomon

Ira Solomon wasn’t looking for a new job when Tulane’s search firm contacted him about the possibility of his becoming dean of the business school. In fact, he turned them down twice before finally agreeing to interview for the job after they reached out to him a third time. As […]

September 5, 2014 × 0 comments

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Beau Parent taught accounting at the Freeman School for more than 35 years.

Beau Parent

Editor’s Note: Longtime accounting instructor Beau Parent passed away unexpectedly in July 2014. The following profile honoring Prof. Parent was written in spring 2014. “Make sense ? Make sense ?” If you’re a graduate of the Freeman School, there’s a very good chance that phrase is permanently etched in your […]

August 2, 2014 × 0 comments

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Lynn Hannan is one of the nation's leading scholars in managerial accounting.

Lynn Hannan

In 1991, Lynn Hannan transferred from the tax department of Westinghouse Electric Corp. to its booming financial services subsidiary only to discover that the boom was rapidly deteriorating into a gigantic financial bust. “I like to call it a mini-Enron,” laughs Hannan, professor of accounting at the Freeman School. “Price […]

August 1, 2014 × 1 comment

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Mike Hogg has won seven BSM Wissner Awards, more than any other undergraduate professor.

Mike Hogg

A lot of professors sacrifice time for their students. Mike Hogg sacrifices ties. Hogg, a professor of practice in business and legal studies, is legendary among his students for coming up with new and memorable ways to teach the principles of business law. For a class on product liability, for […]

July 19, 2014 × 0 comments

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Michael Burke

Michael Burke

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Michael Burke was invited by the National Institute for Environmental Health and Safety to speak at a conference for organizations involved in the cleanup effort. Burke, the Lawrence Martin Chair in Business and professor of management, was asked to speak because […]

July 18, 2014 × 0 comments

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Paul Spindt is senior associate dean and Keehn Berry Chair of Banking and Finance.

Paul Spindt

When Dean Ira Solomon asked Paul Spindt to become his senior associate dean in 2011, it was an offer Spindt couldn’t refuse. “The school was coming off a tough time, a period of low faculty growth following Katrina, so I saw it as a chance for me to work alongside […]

July 17, 2014 × 0 comments

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Angelo DeNisi served as dean of the Freeman School from 2005 to 2011.

Angelo DeNisi

Angelo DeNisi was just eight weeks into his tenure as dean of the Freeman School when he was confronted with the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, forcing Tulane University to shutter its doors for the entire fall semester, the university’s first […]

July 15, 2014 × 0 comments

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Sheri Tice

Sheri Tice

When Paul Spindt asked Sheri Tice to take over the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund in 2001, she had a few stipulations. The program had been started in 1999 by accounting professor, Prem Jain, as part of an investments course he taught, but through a combination of bad timing and […]

July 12, 2014 × 0 comments