Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar to examine economic fairness

 Jim O'Donnell, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Jim O'Donnell
 Troy Irick, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Troy Irick

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today’s business world. On Oct. 26, the seminar will examine “What is Economic Fairness?” The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Habecker Dining Commons on campus.

The seminar is led by Jim O’Donnell, Executive-in-Residence, emeritus standing, and Troy Irick, vice president for strategy and innovation.

The seminar will review two contrasting articles. The first is an op-ed titled “Air Jordan and the 1%,” written by Matthew Schoenfeld, a recent graduate of Harvard Law School. Schoenfeld argues from past history and from the pay structure of the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan’s legendary career, that, for sure, there is much inequality in life, but that inequality does not stop others from achieving their best. In fact, it may well serve as a motivating factor for others to do better, O’Donnell explains. The second piece is written by James Carville and Stanley Greenberg, both of whom were advisers to former President Bill Clinton. Their piece, “The Middle Class Needs a Lifeline,” says that “Voters want higher taxes on top earners and far more ambitious spending on infrastructure than in 2009.”

Attendees are invited to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program. Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 260-359-4042 or


Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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