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From deloitte to an NGO supporting democracies

On the National Democratic Institute ’s website (ndi.org), you’ll find all sorts of stories about NDI’s work abroad on behalf of citizen participation in open and accountable governments. Town hall meetings in Yemen, leadership academies for candidates in Kenyan elections, grants to a women’s leadership organization in Mexico – that sort of thing. M ...More

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Six grads contribute to SNL financial’s data-collection work

You know how Americans picture the CIA combing the world to collect data, keeping careful tabs on which political faction is rising or falling in what country, and which dealer is funneling arms to what rebel movement? Now shift to the private sector and picture a corporation that combs the world as intensively, or more, than the CIA. Its mission: to collect and sell financial and ...More

RonaldStoltzfus

Ronald L. Stoltzfus teaches accounting for the ‘public good’

If you want to understand the passion of Ronald L. Stoltzfus for accounting – notably getting the numbers right, providing complete and transparent information, and putting the public good first – you need only look as far as the accountant he respects the most in the national arena: Lynn E. Turner. As chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from ...More

Karen Gross

Money does matter–so let’s talk about it

Our numbers-focused alumni consider how to invest pension funds, what benefits employers can afford, whether a financial institution should offer a particular service, how much life insurance to recommend, and how to meet payroll. They support enterprises that provide jobs and, in some cases, they contribute to decisions about layoffs. They serve as private and government audi ...More

Prof Sees Microfinance Efforts Working

Spencer Cowles Spencer L. Cowles, chair of the department of business and economics at EMU, feels like he had the best of all possible worlds during his recent sabbatical. ...More