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School of Business Launches “Salerno Wall Street Journal Challenge”

February 17, 2021

School of Business Interim Dean Dr. Carol Wittmeyer has always encouraged students to read the news and be knowledgeable about what is going on in the business world. This spring, Wittmeyer, along with the Dean's Student Advisory Council, developed a competition to entice students to read the news.

The first-ever Salerno Wall Street Journal Challenge asks students to pick a recent article in the publication and craft a thoughtful and concise response. The main objective of the competition is to not only have students reading the news, but actively engaging and relating it to their own experiences. At the end of the competition, all submissions will be sent to a panel of alumni judges who will select one winner. The challenge is open to all Fisher students.

“Those curious business students who wake up in the morning, jump out of bed, and turn to the news to find out what is happening in the world will have a significant advantage over those who do not,” Wittmeyer said. “Such students will be highly regarded by their colleagues when they can engage in a wide variety of current topics and are always thinking about how what’s happening in the world applies to their businesses and lives. Differentiate yourself! Be curious! Read the Wall Street Journal!”

Submissions for the challenge, which can be uploaded online, will be open through Monday, March 15. The winner will be announced in April and will receive $100, a certificate of achievement, their name on the Salerno Wall Street Journal trophy, and recognition on School of Business social media platforms. Fisher students can access the Wall Street Journal free of charge through Lavery Library; this video tutorial offers guidance on how to access the publication.