“Apple Inc. is hiring the dean of Yale University’s business school to start a new project that it calls Apple University,” Yukari Iwatani Kane reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The Cupertino, Calif., company said Joel Podolny, the dean of the Yale School of Management will join Apple as vice president and dean of Apple University, but declined to provide details about the university or the position,” Kane reports. “Mr. Podolny will be stepping down as dean on Nov. 1, but will stay at Yale until the end of the year, a Yale spokesman said. She said Mr. Podolny will take up his new position in early 2009.”
“Corporate universities, which typically offer classes to employees, are a growing trend… Pixar Animation Studios — whose largest shareholder was Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs before being sold to Walt Disney Co. in 2006 — also has a program that it calls Pixar University, at which it conducts three-month long classes for new and existing animators,” Kane reports.
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