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Dividend 1969-2005

All issues of Dividend from 1969 to the present are now available online through the Kresge Library at

All back issues of Dividend are PDF files. You will need Adobe Reader to access these files. Please note that the Dividend PDFs are large in size and may take awhile to download, depending on your connection.


Dividend Alumni Magazine - Fall 2005Entire Issue —Fall 2005 (4M PDF)

Includes Feature Articles and Across the Board, Intellectual Capital, Faculty Research, Quote Unquote, Alumni at Large and Alumni Activities.

Feature Articles

Tom Jones: Transforming BBA Education

Grateful Alumnus Donates $10 Million
Retired Insurance Executive Tom Jones, BBA '68, MBA '71, says the sucess of his gift will be measured by the impact it has on student's lives.

"Our Brains Were in Overdrive"
The world becomes a much smaller place for undergraduates who view corporations through a global lens.

1st Target Case Competition
Pitching business solutions to retail executives is the real deal for BBA seniors.

Cimate Change

The Debate Heats Up: Jobs, Trade and National Security
Businesspeople join policymakers, environmentalists and scholars to reframe how we view and talk about climate change.

New "Gas Mileage Game" Fuels Understanding of Environmental Policy
Students take on roles of auto firms, government and NGOs.

Senator Proposes Rx for America's "Allergy" to Global Warming Treaties
Carl Levin: "This is an economic issue, a values issue and an issue about our obligation to leave the earth as we received it."

The ERB Family: Shaping the Future
$10 million gift supports global sustainable enterprise.

Building a Power-Packed Roster
An inside look at the Ross School's strategy to scout and attract top faculty talent.

Nanotechnology: Small-tech World Bubbles with Business Potential
Scientists, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists gathered to talk about business opportunities emerging from discoveries on a microscopic scale.  

  Spring 2005 - Entire Issue (5M PDF)


The Right Stuff in Sports and Business

Rigor, Focus All in a Day's Work for Student Athletes
Ross School athletes squeeze classes, homework, training time and competition into tight schedules and learn lessons about leadership, teamwork and time management along the way.

What Do Football, Hockey and Bobsledding Have to Do with Executive Leadership
Former student-athletes and Olympians say the qualities that spell success in the athletic arena apply in the business world too.

Payback—Bill Martin's Business Acumen Spurs U-M Athletics to New Heights
Michigan Athletic Director Bill Martin, MBA '65, ranks among the world's most influential sports figures. In a Q & A with Dividend, Martin discusses the payoffs of a business education and the satisfaction of paying back.

A Global View of Action-based Learning

Embracing Hands-on Experience
An ever-growing array of electives, projects and internships gives MBAs and BBAs career-shaping opportunities that add value in the real world while testing business skills and stretching horizons.

Real-world International Assignments Test Skills and Promote Entrepreneurship
Read about MBA students, as well as the faculty and sponsors work behind the scenes to make International Multidisciplinary Action Projects and The Global Projects course a success.

Wanted: the Best and the Brightest
Starting in fall 2006, the Ross School will begin admitting some students directly from high school into the BBA program. The change is expected to produce a larger, more diverse pool of applicants.

Effective Corporate Environmental Strategies Are Rooted in Public Policy
Savvy companies discover that corporate environmentalism—voluntary pollution abatement— makes economic sense.

Fall 2004 - Entire Issue (3M PDF)


The Michigan Difference: Leading in Thought and Action

Two Men, One Vision: $100 Million Gift Honors the Past, Looks to the Future
Real estate developer Stephen M. Ross, BBA '62, whose firm The Related Companies developed New York City's Time Warner Center, is supporting what he knows best–the creation of new and improved space to enhance Dean Robert J. Dolan's vision for team-based learning and leadership. Learn about Ross and the motivation behind the largest gift in the history of the University or any business school.

Hundreds Gather to Cheer and Celebrate Historic Gift
"It seems only yesterday that I was here as a student," guest of honor Stephen M. Ross told more than 600 people who gathered at Hale Auditorium and in overflow rooms for the surprise gift announcement. "Never would I have dreamt that the school would one day bear my name," says Ross, who credits his uncle, philanthropist and financier Max M. Fisher, for serving as a mentor and role model.

University Launches $2.5 Billion Capital Campaign
In May, the University of Michigan announced one of the largest fundraising goals in higher education, $2.5 billion to support scholarships, endowed prefessorships, acadmic programs, facilities and other projects.

Dean Dolan: Alumni Support Critical
The Ross School of Businesss strategy to create a dstinctive Michigan approach to business education has become the cornerstone for the school's $350 millon campaign, The Michigan Difference: Leading in Thought and Action.

Business School's MAP: Theory + Practice = The Michigan Difference
Working in teams of four to six, MBA students bring analytical skills, the latest research findings, and new approaches to firms and nonprofits through Multidisciplinary Action Projects, the largest action-based learning program in the nation.

That's Entertainment! Michigan Alumni Shine in Star-studded Industry
There's no biz like show biz for scores of Ross School of Business graduates working in the entertainment industry. Perhaps the most recognizable name in the field is Robert Shaye, BBA '60, co-founder and co-chair of New Line Cinema, which produced the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shaye credits the school with helping him develop the skills to turn New Line into the success it is today.

Executive MBA: A Fast Track to Business Literacy for Busy Senior Executives
Michigan's Executive MBA program prepares mid-career professionals like former astronaut Donal McMonagle, MBA '03, Arkansas Arts Center Director Nan Plummer, MBA '03, Landmine Survivors Network Executive Director Jerry White, MBA '05, and entrepreneur John Kennedy, MBA '05, and entrepreneur John Kennedy, MBA '05, to lead and create value in their organizations.