About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz Last Updated Nov 16, 2017 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedSmeal College of Business Redesigns Online MBA ProgramStarting in Fall 2017, students looking to earn an MBA at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University will have an opportunity to do so through their completely redesigned Online MBA program. The change in format, the school explains, was designed to create “a new program that is more flexible for adult…September 16, 2016In “Featured Region”Smeal Ranked by BusinessweekThe Penn State Smeal College of Business’s MBA Program has been ranked no. 2 in return on investment according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek rankings. Businessweek based its return on investment measure on the cost of the program, two years of foregone wages and the average salary increase students experience…November 19, 2014In “Featured Home”Smeal Students Selected for Supply Chain ProgramThe Penn State Smeal College of Business is one of only two schools from which Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer headquartered in New Jersey, actively recruits for its Supply Chain Leader Development Program. This leadership program for supply chain graduates is an 18-month program that introduces new graduates to…July 28, 2014In “Featured Home” Last fall, five Penn State Harrisburg students took their idea for a supply-chain management platform to the HackPSU Hackathon. After testing the idea there, they took it to the Penn State Smeal College of Business 2017 Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest. There, the team nabbed second place out of 26 competitors. They took this honor (and the $4,500 award that came with it), and flew to Amsterdam for the Thought for Food Global Summit.Smeal students Howie Anderson, Michael Li, Brandon Daubenspeck, Pranav Jain, and Alex Bouril, were eager to showcase their idea at the summit, as, according to Daubenspeck, helping people access food was “the perfect application for our platform.”The platform, NuntAgri, is a chatbot with which buyers, sellers, and distributors of food can interact. In its most recent iteration, NuntAgri enables sellers to input what they would like to sell, and buyers to text NuntAgri to peruse or purchase these orders. NuntAgri then contacts a close intermediary to transport the order. This efficient coordination allows produce and food items that would have been discarded to be picked up by volunteer drivers and taken to places like homeless shelters and food banks. Michael li explains the platform as, “a service offered through SMS, short message service, that can revolutionize regional distribution logistics by using crowd-sourcing.”The summit was a fruitful next step for the team, as NuntAgri’s capabilities align with Thought for Food’s goal of feeding nine billion people in the next thirty years. As of now, however, the platform is being used by Dirty Dog Hauling, a Harrisburg company that specializes in junk removal. Just as it would with food, the chatbot connects sellers, transporters, and buyers of the junk items.“This has been an excellent experience,” Li said. “We have learned how to make connections, how to network and develop a system that will effectively manage supply and demand.” Penn State Startup Week Contest Helps Launch Platform to Fight Hunger regions: Philadelphia
Five questions with Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, who offers some insights on Khalil Mack, his effect on the city of Chicago, and the Bears in general heading in to Sunday’s game in London against the Raiders:Q: In a sense, Khalil Mack seems perfect for the Chicago sports landscape and the Bears in particular. No nonsense, serious-minded, tough . . . can you give me an idea of how big Khalil is in Chicago?Campbell: Not only is he an icon here, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to …
A bill sponsored by state Rep. Jim Tedder requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to assemble a committee to advise on the development of a standardized Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) form was today approved with overwhelming support by the Michigan House of Representatives.A POST form is an advance care planning tool designed to ensure people forced to make difficult end-of-life medical treatment choices are given the respect they deserve in multiple health care settings. The form guides emergency medical personnel and health care providers in whether to administer life-sustaining measures, such as CPR, intubation, antibiotics and feeding tubes, when the patient is no longer able to do so.“We have a responsibility to safeguard patients’ wishes at the most vulnerable time of their lives,” said Tedder, of Clarkston. “The POST form ensures that we give people a voice before they become unable to communicate their wishes themselves.”The bill is part of a four-bill, bipartisan package to establish a standard practice for POST forms in Michigan. Twenty-two states have POST programs and 23 have developing programs in the works.Other bills in the package allow a guardian to implement, reaffirm of revoke a POST form, require adult foster care facilities to comply with medical orders provided for on a POST form, and requires health professionals to comply with the most recent order or form when both a DNR order and a POST form exist for a patient.The package of bills was approved with overwhelmingly with 106 votes of support. The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.Questions about this legislation may be directed to Rep. Tedder at (517) 373-0615 or [email protected]### 20Jun Tedder bill improves end-of-life care for people of Michigan Categories: Tedder News
In this particular case, the 2020 XT6 slots in as the luxury family car. Shorter, narrower, and lower than an Escalade – with all the benefits that come from that in squeezing into parking spots – it also promises to be more nimble than its bigger sibling. Outside, Cadillac’s crisp design language still looks sharp. The grille has been pared back, similar to the aesthetic in recent concept cars like the Cadillac Escala from back in 2016, while the LED lighting is unmistakably recognizable. Two versions will be offered, the 2020 XT6 Premium Luxury and the 2020 XT6 Sport. Big changes were promised for Cadillac, and the automaker has wasted no time in unveiling the 2020 XT6, its all-new three-row crossover SUV. Arriving on the eve of the Detroit Auto Show 2019, the new XT6 adds a fresh nameplate to Cadillac’s XT-range of SUVs and crossovers. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Gallery The Premium Luxury trim will get Bright Galvano accents on the grille, side window moldings, and on the roof rails. It has unique front and rear fascias, too, with red taillight lenses and through-fascia exhaust outlets. 20-inch wheels are standard. As for the XT6 Sport, that gets a black grille with a specific, V-Series-inspired pattern. There are matching black window moldings and roof rails, too, while the front and rear fascias get tinted clear taillight lenses. Again, 20-inch wheels are standard, though 21-inch wheels are available.Either way, under the hood there’s a 3.6-liter V6 good for 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift. Four driving modes are offered, and the engine can automatically deactivate two of its cylinders for frugality. The XT6 Premium Luxury is front-wheel drive as standard, with all-wheel drive an option. The XT6 Sport is all-wheel drive as standard. The latter also gets a Sport Control active twin-clutch AWD system, with active yaw control, along with Continuous Damping Control active handling and a faster steering ratio.As for the cabin, that aims for simplicity and minimalist, albeit with no sacrificing comfort features. Premium Luxury models get exotic wood trim, while the Sport gets carbon fiber. A 14-speaker Bose Performance Series audio system is optional, as is semi-aniline leather seating, an air ionizer, automatic heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, and a standard heated steering wheel. Adaptive cruise control is optional, as is night vision and a power hands-free tailgate. Keyless entry is available, as is NFC phone pairing and 15W wireless charging. An HD surround vision camera can be added, too. The third row is power-folding as standard, while there’s remote fold-down for the second-row seating. The second row also offers tip/pitch-and-slide. For safety, forward collision alerts, automatic emergency braking with front pedestrian braking, parking assistance front and rear, lane change alerts with blind spot warnings, rear cross traffic alerts, and lane keep assistance are all standard. Adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assistance, rear pedestrian alert, and reverse automatic braking are optional. You can also have a surround vision recorder and a head-up display. The latest Cadillac user experience is onboard, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support; it’s controlled either via the 8-inch touchscreen or a new rotary controller. 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot support is standard, and there’s natural address entry for the new navigation system. There are two USB charging ports for each row of seats. The 2020 Cadillac XT6 will go on sale this spring. Pricing and specific availability will be announced closer to release.