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Quick Takes: MBA Applications Fall Again, Conflict at Adams State, Ala. Waterfall Comes Tumbling Down

August 10, 2005
  • Applications to M.B.A. programs fell for the third year in a row, Business Week reported. Data from the Graduate Management Admission Council suggests that more M.B.A. applicants may be on the way, but perhaps not from the United States. During the first half of 2005, there was a 0.4 percent increase in volume on the GMAT, the entry test for graduate business programs, compared to the first half of 2004. But the increase was due to test-takers outside the United States, which increased by 4.8 percent. Volume in the United States fell by 1.6 percent
  • Adams State College released written minutes of meetings in which administrators discussed their lack of confidence in President Richard Wueste, whom the Board of Trustees placed on administrative leave last month, according to the Rocky Mountain News. According to the newspaper's account, several top administrators at the Colorado public institution told the board they did not trust Wueste's financial management practices, and Wueste challenged the charges of mismanagement.
  • The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa on Monday bulldozed a waterfall built over two years by a group of students in a men's honor dormitory, The Tuscaloosa News reported (free registration required). University officials said they had prompted to act by an accident in which a student was injured last week near the site, which the students acknowledge they did not seek permission to build.
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