It’s not just business. It’s just personal.

By Mark Jackson and Kate Stout In light of the HLC decision a couple weeks ago, a group of students have organized as the unofficial voice of the TIAA on campus and an advocate for those students aligned with the TIAA initiative. We spoke with Will Counts ’09 who is the Interim Executive Director of […]

From the Desk of the TSG President

Hey Tbirds! It’s already 6 weeks into this Spring trimester and I am sure quite a few of us took in the CMC Spring Training sessions. I received a lot of reviews about the various sessions and I encourage everyone to give the TSG more feedback about how the Spring Training sessions could be improved. […]

Update 03/21

Hello T-bird family, It has been quite a week. I know many of you participated in the CMC’s Spring Training event and workshops, and many have been off-campus, traveling to interesting places and enjoying a well-deserved break. T-birds have been scattered all over the world, and now, many of you are on your way to […]

Thunder-ficiency

I should have known before I got here.  Flights booked to travel with Thunderbird down to Argentina.  A stopover built in to visit Lima and Cusco right before Foundations.  Then I get an e-mail with different dates than what were told to me, four days earlier.  A few hundred dollars in flight change fees and […]

The Future of Social Entrepreneurship

November 14th saw the latest in the Thunderbird/Laureate series with the Panel Discussion on The Future of Social Entrepreneurship. The Social Entrepreneurship Panel held some estimable guests such as Mr. Miguel Jardine ’09, Manager, Technology Commercialization, Arizona Commerce Authority, Mr. Aldo Ignacio Castillo, CEO and Founder, EcoLadrillos Universidad Tecnológica de México, Mr. Daniel Uribe, President, Costas Verdes Universidad Latina de […]

Robert Gates Speaks

Last Monday, Thunderbird had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Robert Gates, former CIA head and Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, on campus. Dr. Gates spoke much about leadership, drawing from his experiences running some of the largest organizations in America, including Texas A&M University.  His humor in addressing some points, […]

Student Roundtable with Laureate CEO Doug Becker

This past Tuesday, a group of students were invited to be part of a Student Roundtable with Dr. Penley and Mr. Doug Becker. Mr Becker, the CEO of Laureate Education was on campus to meet with the Thunderbird Global Council and took some time out to meet some students. Mr. Becker started out with explaining why […]

Town Hall Delivers Powerful Message

Hope you found the Student Town Hall about Thunderbird’s vision for the future held last Tuesday valuable. It was interesting interacting with Dr. Larry Penley, Francis Najafi and Ann Iverson. For those that did not attend the event, below is a brief recap about what was discussed in the Town Hall. Learn more about the alliance […]

What do YOU think about the Laureate partnership?

  We’ve been hearing the perspectives of a majority of the school administrators and the alumni. We asked a few students and faculty about what they really thought about the partnership, and here’s what they had to say: “I understand why Thunderbird did it.” Anonymous, MBA’14 “I was Academic Affairs Chair for TSG when the […]

Becoming “Anti-Fragile”

By: Nate Stickney The energy on campus, once again, is palpable. Having the returning students back from summers full of learning and hard work is exciting, and the new students’ enthusiasm is invigorating. The academic year is underway, and I hear rumblings of exams this coming week. We come to campus this autumn at a […]