ND marketing student wins NYT journalism contest

Sue Lister

Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of NYT Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nicholas Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. She will spend the summer traveling with Kristof to a developing country to raise awareness of neglected global issues.

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College names new executive education director

Carol Elliott

Paul J. Slaggert has been named the director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.


Slaggert, who previously served as the director of Stayer’s non-degree programs, will be responsible for the leadership and administrative oversight of marketing, recruiting, student services, curriculum and operations for all of the executive education programs. These include the graduate degree programs – the Notre Dame Executive MBA

New ND MBA test tool helps prospects overcome GMAT anxiety

Michael Hardy

When Kristin McAndrew travels around the country meeting with prospective MBA students, one of the most common concerns she hears is about the GMAT, the standardized test required of all business school applicants.

“If you ask people what aspect of the application is the biggest hurdle, the GMAT is it,” said McAndrew, the director of admissions for the University of Notre Dame Graduate Business Programs.…