Thursday, April 19, 2007


improving the MTHM

What can we do to improve the MTHM experience?

We know that we need to better mentor MTHM students.

We know that we need to find ways to integrate everyone--full time and part time, those on campus once a week and those around regularly--into the MTHM community. (Finding ways to do this, however, is a challenge. Any suggestions would be appreciated.)

We know that certain courses need to be revised.

I have two questions for you: how can we do these things and what else should we be doing?

Friday, April 13, 2007



I have been checking the grad school deadlines and the final submission date is April 30th?

Monday, April 02, 2007


hotels and business cycles

Hotel development and performance are highly cyclical. Both national business cycles and regional conditions lead to boom and bust cycles at different levels of geography and at different times. This is an important issue, it could be addressed using macro data, and good work in this topic would have consequences.


Current events

Ok, our blog is dead. Long live the blog!

Let's give this one more chance. If we can't generate a reasonable conversation then we can revive the blog in the fall perhaps targeted differently or more broadly. But let's see what momentum we can generate over the rest of this semester.

Some issues of interest in the media:

1. long time LV casino employee fired for going public with compliants about the tourists attracted to Vegas during the NBA All Star weeked,
2. the issue of publicly owned convention center hotels keeps appearing--it this a good, bad, or indifferent use of scare public resources?,
3. gambling continues to spread--the latest is today's opening of NJ's first OTB center in (of all places) Vineland. The model is clearly casino sports book / sports bar rather than grimey storefront. One might suggest that this represents the continued evolution of the gaming / hospitality / entertainment nexus.

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