They Are Not Moving Thunderbird, They Are Relaunching It

By Michael H. Moffett, Continental Grain Professor in Finance, Thunderbird I came to Thunderbird in 1994. I gave up tenure at a Pac10 school to risk my professional future at a school that embraced international business. Where international was not a niche, but the point. It had been known as an old war stories college, […]

Forecasting is Hard (But Let’s Do It Anyway)*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Warning: Satire below. At a recently convened panel event featuring industry experts, ASU/Thunderbird faculty members, and random people from the street, panelists were asked their opinions on future trends impacting global business. Every respondent was careful to note that projections into the future are notoriously inaccurate, and went on to […]

A Thunderbird Secret Agent?*

by Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Warning: If you are allergic to satire, proceed with caution. According to recently leaked intelligence reports, an unnamed member of Thunderbird’s finance faculty is actually a secret International Monetary Fund (IMF) agent working under the code name “Speculatre.” (The report did not say whether the agent is related to MALEFICENT, Thunderbird’s […]

Finance Faculty Form Rap Group*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. In a bid to appeal to Thunderbird’s new, younger crop of students, Thunderbird finance faculty have formed a rap group. “I noticed that incoming students were intimidated by finance,” explained Lena Booth. “They think it’s dry and overly quantitative. That’s why I formed […]

Get to Know Your New ASU Staff: Professor George Thomas

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Professor George Thomas is one of the most distinguished professors of sociology in the country. He has been teaching for over 34 years, with most of that time spent teaching at Arizona State University (ASU). He obtained his undergraduate degree in sociology from ASU and then went on to get […]

Tuzzolino on Value and More

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Last week I sat down with Dr. Frank Tuzzolino, professor of finance. He has taught at Thunderbird for over three decades and has won its Outstanding Teacher award ten times. This is his last year at our school. Our wide-ranging conversation touched on the social role of finance, leading a […]

Better Know a Prof: Michael Finney

By: Marissa Burkett, Audio/Visual Editor Dr. Michael Finney is from Arkansas, but says that fact is “not the most interesting part of my life.” Professor Finney has been at Thunderbird for almost seven years serving as an Associate Professor of Global Leadership and Management as well as the Faculty Director of the Thunderbird Emerging Markets […]

Thunderbird’s Future post the HLC decision – the Sentiments

Two weeks ago, we received the decision that T-birds around the world and on campus had been anxious about for months. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) turned down Thunderbird’s application for a deal to become an independent partner with Laureate. The HLC went on to say that Thunderbird has been given the option to submit a new […]

Announcing: The Faculty Column

    It is with great pleasure that I announce a new column that will be starting on Das Tor in next week’s issue: The Faculty Column. Many of you shared with us that you would love to be able to hear more from our world class faculty here at Thunderbird. Every day, we have professors […]

Welcome, President Penley!

This past Thursday, students were given the treat of a fun-filled Meet & Greet with our schools new President, Dr. Larry Penley in the Pavilion during dead hour. Upon completion of the hectic final day of classes, students gathered around the Pavilion where they were surprised with a delicious feast of foods and desserts from […]