Skift, Inc. is a media company founded in 2012 that provides news and marketing services for the travel industry. It was founded by Jason Clampet; the name Skift, which means "shift" or "transformation" in Nordic languages, was chosen by Ali and Clampet to highlight the ongoing changes in the future of travel. In July 2012, Rafat Ali founded Skift and assumed the role of CEO. Co-founder Jason Clampet of Frommer's, joined as Skift's head of content. For its launch, Skift raised about $500,000 in funding from investors, including L. Gordon Crovitz, Craig Forman, Jim Friedlich, Tom Glocer, Vishal Gondal, Jason Hirschhorn. In May 2013, Skift announced that it raised an additional $1.1 million in seed financing from a group of investors led by Lerer Ventures. Skift's revenue comes from three main sources: branded content and the Skift Global Forum annual conference. Skift.com offers analysis on the travel industry. Clampet is editor-in-chief of the website. Overseeing editorial content for Skift's seven subscriber-based newsletters.
Skift produces twice-monthly reports, analyst calls, data sheets on travel trends aimed at professionals in the travel industry, which are available by paid subscription. The New York Times, CNBC, The Verge have cited Skift studies in their reporting. In January 2015, Skift launched a print magazine, Skift Megatrends, built around the company's annual travel trend forecast. SkiftX is branded content studio; as of 2015, 30 percent of Skift's business came from SkiftX, which has created microsites and custom trend reports for companies within the travel industry. Since 2014, Skift has held its annual Skift Global Forum in New York City to discuss the future of travel with the executives of the travel industry. On April 4, 2017, Skift held its first "Skift Forum Europe" in London. Official website
Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, from the theoretical to the applied; these ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's founding principle, a popular 1868 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City and Cornell Tech, a graduate program that incorporates technology and creative thinking; the program moved from Google's Chelsea Building in New York City to its permanent campus on Roosevelt Island in September 2017.
Cornell is one of ten private land grant universities in the United States and the only one in New York. Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges through the State University of New York system, including its agricultural and human ecology colleges as well as its industrial labor relations school. Of Cornell's graduate schools, only the veterinary college is state-supported; as a land grant college, Cornell operates a cooperative extension outreach program in every county of New York and receives annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. The Cornell University Ithaca Campus comprises 745 acres, but is much larger when the Cornell Botanic Gardens and the numerous university-owned lands in New York City are considered; as of October 2018, 58 Nobel laureates, four Turing Award winners and one Fields Medalist have been affiliated with Cornell University. Since its founding, Cornell has been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission has not been restricted by religion or race.
Cornell counts more than 245,000 living alumni, its former and present faculty and alumni include 34 Marshall Scholars, 30 Rhodes Scholars, 29 Truman Scholars, 7 Gates Scholars, 55 Olympic Medalists, 14 living billionaires. The student body consists of more than 14,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students from all 50 American states and 116 countries. Cornell University was founded on April 27, 1865. Senator Ezra Cornell offered his farm in Ithaca, New York, as a site and $500,000 of his personal fortune as an initial endowment. Fellow senator and educator Andrew Dickson White agreed to be the first president. During the next three years, White oversaw the construction of the first two buildings and traveled to attract students and faculty; the university was inaugurated on October 7, 1868, 412 men were enrolled the next day. Cornell developed as a technologically innovative institution, applying its research to its own campus and to outreach efforts. For example, in 1883 it was one of the first university campuses to use electricity from a water-powered dynamo to light the grounds.
Since 1894, Cornell fulfill statutory requirements. Cornell has had active alumni since its earliest classes, it was one of the first universities to include alumni-elected representatives on its Board of Trustees. Cornell was among the Ivies that had heightened student activism during the 1960s related to cultural issues, civil rights, opposition to the Vietnam War. Today the university has more than 4,000 courses. Cornell is known for the Residential Club Fire of 1967, a fire in the Residential Club building that killed eight students and one professor. Since 2000, Cornell has been expanding its international programs. In 2004, the university opened the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, it has partnerships with institutions in India and the People's Republic of China. Former president Jeffrey S. Lehman described the university, with its high international profile, a "transnational university". On March 9, 2004, Cornell and Stanford University laid the cornerstone for a new'Bridging the Rift Center' to be built and jointly operated for education on the Israel–Jordan border.
Cornell's main campus is on East Hill in Ithaca, New York, overlooking Cayuga Lake. Since the university was founded, it has expanded to about 2,300 acres, encompassing both the hill and much of the surrounding areas. Central Campus has laboratories, administrative buildings, all of the campus' academic buildings, athletic facilities and museums. North Campus is composed of ten residence halls that house first-year students, although the Townhouse Community houses transfer students; the five main residence halls on West Campus make up the West Campus House System, along with several Gothic-style buildings, referred to as "the Gothics". Collegetown contains two upper-level residence halls and the Schwartz Performing Arts Center amid a mixed-use neighborhood of apartments and businesses; the main campus is marked by an irregular layout and eclectic architectural styles, including ornate Collegiate Gothic and Neoclassical buildings, the more spare international and modernist structures. The more ornat
Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School is the law school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It is one of the five Ivy League law schools and offers three law degree programs along with several dual-degree programs in conjunction with other professional schools at the university. Established in 1887 as Cornell's Department of Law, the school today is one of the smallest top-tier JD-conferring institutions in the country, with around two-hundred students graduating each year. Since its inception Cornell Law School has always ranked among the top law schools in the nation. Cornell Law alumni include business executive and philanthropist Myron Charles Taylor, namesake of the law school building, along with U. S. Secretaries of State Edmund Muskie and William P. Rogers, U. S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel Pierce, the first female President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, federal judge and first female editor-in-chief of a law review Mary Donlon Alger, former President of the International Criminal Court Song Sang-Hyun, as well as many members of the U.
S. Congress, state attorneys general, U. S. federal and state judges and businesspeople. Cornell Law School is home to the Legal Information Institute, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Cornell International Law Journal; the current dean of the law school is Eduardo Peñalver, who assumed the role in 2014. The Law Department at Cornell opened in 1887 in Morrill Hall with Judge Douglass Boardman as its first dean. At that time, admission did not require a high school diploma. In 1917, two years of undergraduate education were required for admission, in 1924, it became a graduate degree program; the department was renamed the Cornell Law School in 1925. In 1890, George Washington Fields graduated, one of the first law-school-graduates of color in the United States. In 1893, Cornell had Mary Kennedy Brown. Future Governor, Secretary of State, Chief Justice of the United States, Charles Evans Hughes, was a professor of law at Cornell from 1891–1893, after returning to legal practice he continued to teach at the law school as a special lecturer from 1893–1895.
Hughes Hall, one of the law school's central buildings, is named in his honor. In 1892, the school moved into Boardman Hall, constructed for legal instruction; the school moved from Boardman Hall to its present-day location at Myron Taylor Hall in 1937. The law school building, an ornate, Gothic structure, was the result of a donation by Myron Charles Taylor, a former CEO of US Steel, a member of the Cornell Law class of 1894. Hughes Hall was built as an addition to Myron Taylor Hall and completed in 1963, it was funded by a gift from Taylor. Another addition to Myron Taylor Hall, the Jane M. G. Foster was completed in 1988 and added more space to the library. Foster was a member of the class of 1918, an editor of the Cornell Law Review, an Order of the Coif graduate. In June 2012 the school embarked on a multi-phase expansion and renovation; the first phase created additional classroom space underground, adjacent to Myron Taylor Hall along College Avenue. The second phase will include the removal and digitization of printed materials from the library stacks so that the space can be converted to additional classroom and student space.
The third phase involves converting Hughes Hall into office space. In 1948, Cornell Law School established a program of specialization in international affairs and started awarding LL. B. degrees. In 1968, the school began to publish the Cornell International Law Journal. In 1991, the school established the Berger International Legal Studies Program. In 1994, the school established a partnership with the University of Paris I law faculty to establish a Paris-based Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law. From 1999 -- 2004 the school hosted Legal Theory Project. In 2006, the school established its second summer law institute in China; the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture was established in 2002. Myron Taylor Hall saw the addition of 40,000 square feet of underground classrooms in 2012–2014. Hughes Hall was renovated in 2017. Cornell Law School is selective: for the class entering in the fall of 2018, 872 out of 4,126 applicants were offered admission, with 195 matriculating.
The 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2018 entering class were 164 and 168 with a median of 167. The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.73 and 3.89 with a median of 3.82. In the LL. M. program, designed for non-U. S.-trained lawyers, 900 applications were received for the 50 to 60 openings. LL. M. Students come from over 30 different countries. Along with consideration of the quality of an applicant's academic record and LSAT scores, the full-file-review admissions process places a heavy emphasis on an applicant's personal statement, letters of recommendation, community/extracurricular involvement, work experience; the application invites a statement on diversity and a short note on why an applicant wants to attend Cornell. The law school values applicants who have done their research and have particular interests or goals that would be served by attending the school versus one of its peer institutions. Cornell Law School was ranked 13th in the 2019 U. S. News and World Report Law School 8th in the 2019 Above the Law rankings.
The Master of Laws program at Cornell Law School was ranked 1st in the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 AUAP rankings. In 2017, the National Law Journal ranked Cornell 4th
IAC is an American holding company, that owns over 150 brands across 100 countries in media and Internet headquartered in New York City. Joey Levin, who led the company's Search & Applications segment, has been the company's Chief Executive Officer since June 2015. IAC was established in 1986 as Silver King Broadcasting Company, as part of a plan to increase viewership of the Home Shopping Network by purchasing local television stations. By 1988, Silver King had bought 11 stations for about $220 million; the company was renamed as HSN Communications, Inc. and Silver King Communications, Inc. In 1992, Silver King was spun off to HSN shareholders as a separately traded public company. In August 1995, Barry Diller acquired control of Silver King, in a deal backed by the company's largest shareholder, Liberty Media. Diller, who had led the creation of the Fox network hoped to use Silver King's stations as the foundation for a new broadcast network. In December 1996, Silver King acquired an 80% stake in HSN for $1.3 billion in stock, changed its own name to HSN, Inc.
At the same time, the company acquired Savoy Pictures, a failed film studio that owned four Fox affiliate stations through SF Broadcasting, for $210 million in stock. The company acquired several assets in the late 1990s. HSN purchased a controlling stake in Ticketmaster Group in July 1997, acquired the rest of the company in June 1998. In February 1998, it acquired the television assets of Universal Studios for $4.1 billion. The company's name was changed to Inc. at this point. Continuing its acquisition strategy, the company acquired the Hotel Reservations Network in May 1999 for $149 million. USA Networks merged the online division of Ticketmaster with city guide website CitySearch in September 1998, establishing a new company that went public as Ticketmaster Online–CitySearch. USA sold Ticketmaster proper to TMCS in 2001, retaining a 61 percent share in the combined company, which became known as Ticketmaster. USA brought Ticketmaster back under full ownership in 2003. In the early 2000s, USA Networks began divesting itself of its traditional television broadcasting and production units.
In May 2001, Univision Communications acquired USA Broadcasting. The next year, Vivendi bought the rest of USA's broadcast entertainment businesses, including the USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel; this led to the creation of a new company named Vivendi Universal Entertainment, led by Diller. Throughout this transition, USA Networks continued to build up its online portfolio. In July 2001, the company entered the online travel business with its acquisition of Expedia, followed the next year by an acquisition of Interval International. Following the shift in focus to online assets, the company changed its name to USA Interactive in May 2002. In August 2003, IAC acquired the online mortgage comparison site LendingTree, in September, the company added discount travel website Hotwire.com to its growing list of acquisitions. In October, IAC agreed to buy French travel site Anyway.com from Transat A. T. for $62.7 million. In 2004 and 2005, IAC continued its growth through acquisition, adding assets including TripAdvisor, ServiceMagic, Ask Jeeves.
It launched Gifts.com during this period. In August 2005, the company bundled together its travel-related sites and spun them off as a new public company, Inc. Additional acquisitions in 2006 included Shoebuy.com and Connected Ventures including CollegeHumor and Vimeo. In May 2008, IAC and Ask.com acquired Lexico, the owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, Reference.com. In August 2008, IAC spun off several of its businesses, including: Tree.com, the Home Shopping Network and Interval International. 2009 saw the acquisition of Urbanspoon and People Media, the launch of production company Notional. In July 2009, IAC partnered with Ben Silverman to create Electus, a company focused on multimedia production and online distribution. IAC's long-time largest shareholder, Liberty Media, exited the company in 2010, following a protracted dispute over the 2008 spinoffs. Liberty traded its IAC stock for ownership of Evite and Gifts.com. On the same day, Diller stepped down as CEO, though he remained as chairman, with a 34% voting stake in the company.
In 2010, IAC acquired dating site fitness site DailyBurn. In February 2011, IAC acquired the free-to-contact dating OkCupid, for $50 million. In April 2011, IAC extended its deal with Google worth $3.5 billion, to hand over all search advertising on Ask.com and other IAC search products through March 31, 2016. On February 14, 2012, Barry Diller introduced an Internet television service. In March 2012 in New York City, Aereo started streaming all of the broadcast networks to smartphones and televisions with Internet capability. On June 25, 2014, in a 6-3 Opinion, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled against Aereo; the Court found. On August 26, 2012, IAC acquired About.com from the New York Times. In January 2013, IAC acquired online tutoring firm Tutor.com. On August 3, 2013, IAC sold Newsweek to the International Business Times on undisclosed terms. In November 2013, IAC acquired PriceRunner from ValueClick. On December 22, 2013, IAC fired their Director of Corporate Communications, Justine Sacco after an AIDS joke she posted to
The Container Store
The Container Store Group, Inc. is an American specialty retail chain company that operates The Container Store, which offers storage and organization products. The company has made Fortune's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" in each of the past 17 years, through 2016. In February 2007, its owners announced that they were "exploring alternatives," including selling the company to private investors, in order to fund future growth, they stated that they would not sell unless they received guarantees that the corporate culture was preserved. On July 2, 2007, the company announced that they had closed a deal with a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, Leonard Green & Partners, which obtained a majority stake. Garrett Boone and Kip Tindell met. On July 1, 1978, The Container Store opened in a 1,600-square-foot retail space in Dallas. Kip Tindell, Garrett Boone, architect John Mullen opened a retail store offering a mix of products devoted to helping people simplify their lives. In doing so, they originated a new category of retailing.
Initial cash capital was provided by Garrett, his father, John Mullen, who were founding directors and shareholders of the company. In 1999, the company bought one of its main suppliers, Elfa International, a Swedish corporation that specialized in shelving and storage units; the first store location outside Texas opened in Atlanta, Georgia in April 1991. By December 1998, the chain had grown to 18 stores in operation. In October 2000, its first New York metropolitan area store opened; as of November 2004, it had 33 locations, reached 38 with the opening of the first Los Angeles area location in October 2006. Following the deal with Leonard Green & Partners, announced in July 2007, the company announced plans to open 29 more stores in the next five years; the first Arkansas location opened in March 2008, followed by the first Arizona location in the summer, the first Minnesota location and second Ohio location that fall. As of May 2016, The Container Store has 80 locations, with plans to open several stores in the following months.
On May 9, the company announced that Kip Tindell would be stepping down as CEO and would be succeeded by COO and president Melissa Reiff. Hold Everything, chain that closed in 2006 Organized Living, chain that closed in 2005 Storables Official website
City of London School
The City of London School known as CLS and City, is an independent day school for boys in the City of London, England, on the banks of the River Thames next to the Millennium Bridge, opposite Tate Modern. It is a partner school of the City of London School for Girls and the City of London Freemen's School. All three schools receive funding from the City's Cash, it is a member of the Headmistresses' Conference. The school was founded by a private Act of Parliament in 1834, following a bequest of land in 1442 for poor children in the City of London; the original school was established at Milk Street, moving to the Victoria Embankment in 1879 and its present site on Queen Victoria Street in 1986. The school provides day education to about 900 boys aged 10 to 18 and employs 100 teaching staff and around another 100 non-teaching staff; the majority of pupils enter at some at 13 and some at 16 into the Sixth form. There is a small intake at 10 into Old Grammar, a year group consisting of two classes equivalent to primary school Year 6.
Admissions are based on an interview. Former pupils, known as Old Citizens, who have attained eminence in various fields are prime minister H. H. Asquith, First World War hero Theodore Bayley Hardy, Nobel Prize–winning scientists Frederick Gowland Hopkins and Peter Higgs, Justice of the Supreme Court Lawrence Collins, England cricket captain Mike Brearley and Booker Prize-winning authors Kingsley Amis and Julian Barnes, Hollywood film director Michael Apted, actor Daniel Radcliffe; the City of London School traces its origins to a bequest of land by John Carpenter, town clerk of London. On his death in 1442, it was found that Carpenter had listed many bequests, most to his relatives but some to charitable causes. There were no bequests listed to directly support the education of boys in the City of London. However, a bequest of land was left to two trusted friends who were aware that Carpenter desired a legacy which would support children, in turn the land was passed on to John Don, an influential man in the City of London.
On his death, Don left his own will incorporating the words used in Carpenter's bequest of land and his intentions for the land, that it be "for the finding and bringing up of four poor men's children with meat, apparel, learning at the schools, in the universities, etc. until they be preferred, others in their places for ever." The four boys became known as Carpenter's Children. Little is known of the early years of the legacy; this bequest was administered by the Corporation of London in around 1460 and a small college was founded next to Guildhall Chapel using the library facilities in the chapel. Despite the fact that this continued for over 70 years, the earliest certain evidence of the existence of Carpenter's Children can only be traced back to 1536, thus it isn't clear who these boys were, what they were taught and where they lived. In 1547, under the Chantries Act the Guildhall Chapel and Library were forfeited; the funding for the four boys was discontinued. The Corporation of London remained in control of Carpenter's estate and accounts from the next 300 years show that the money continued to be spent on children's benefits such as providing new coats to every child or providing them with access to education.
In 1823, a report published by the Charity Commission revealed that over the centuries, the income from the bequest vastly exceeded the expenses of the boys' education. In response to the report, the Corporation of London indicated that it had taken, "great pains...by searching in the archives of the corporation and other places for the will of John Carpenter, without effect". Had the Corporation instead looked for the will of John Don, it would have received guidance in what to do with the money. Lacking that guidance, discussions began on; the City Lands Committee suggested in a report that the bequest should be spent on educating a larger number of boys and this approach was adopted in 1826. A number of people including Richard Taylor, a printer and an assistant to the founding of University College London, urged the Corporation of London to spend the bequest on creating a day school for the largest possible number of boys. In 1830, they proposed that the City of London Corporation School should be founded with Taylor as a governor and that the school to be established on the site of the disused London Workhouse.
In the meantime, a small number of boys, who became known as Carpenter's scholars, were sent to Tonbridge School. An Act of Parliament, the Estate of the London Workhouse Act 1829, was passed to transform the workhouse into a school and governors were appointed. Conditions at the workhouse site had deteriorated and much money was needed for its maintenance; the only funds available, were the same £300 a year budget the workhouse had received. Over the next few years, the workhouse proposal was seen, by the City of London Lord Mayor's deputation and the City Lands Committee, as impractical and alternate schemes were proposed. In 1832, Warren Stormes Hale, who believed that the workhouse proposal was not the best use of Carpenter's legacy, was appointed to the City Lands Committee, he became chairman of the committee in 1833, would come to be considered the second founder of the City of London School, after Carpenter. At this point, the City Lands Committee started to search for better locations for a school.
They selected a site on Milk Street, as their preferred location. However, this proposal faced the same funding difficulties as the workhouse proposal; this problem was not recognised until th
Sussex House School
Founded in 1952, Sussex House School is a preparatory school for boys. It is situated in London, in a Norman Shaw-designed house at 68 Cadogan Square. A Gymnasium and Music School are housed in a converted chapel in Cadogan Street nearby; the school is an independent charitable trust. There is a full-time teaching staff of 20. Creative subjects are given an emphasis, boys take music and art. Team sports take place at a nearby park. Cricket is the main summer sport, along with tennis, indoor football and golf. All boys have physical education classes, Sussex House teaches fencing. Cultural and creative activities play a role, including theatrical productions in a West End theatre, an annual exhibition of creative work featuring large-scale architectural models, an annual competition of poetry written by pupils. There is a programme of choral and orchestral concerts. A large number of pupils play each year pupils win awards to senior schools; the school provides a range of sporting and cultural trips.
The school has a Church of England affiliation. There is a school chaplain, weekly services are held in St Simon Zelotes Church, Chelsea. Boys of all religions and denominations are welcomed. Sussex House is one of the principal feeder schools to Eton College. Nicholas Kaye is the current headmaster, he read English at Cambridge. He became Headmaster in 1994, having been Deputy since 1986. Shortly before taking over, he initiated a buy-out from the trust which had owned the school as part of a group, he set up an independent charitable trust for the school, he carried out a major restoration of the house. He is a trustee of the Asra Hawariat School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. School fees are payable by the first day of each term. If a boy is withdrawn from the school, either a full term's notice or a payment of a term's fees in lieu of notice must be given; each term costs £6,200, making the annual charge £18,600. Trustees A. B. Badenoch F. C. A. J. A. Crewe M. A. J. Goedhuis N. P. KayeGoverning body J. A. Crewe Chairman A.
B. Badenoch F. C. A. Mrs. J. M. Elias G. R. Evans B. Sc. M. A. Mrs. N. M. Gayner M. A. J. Goedhuis M. A. M. B. A. P. D. Hargreaves M. A. P. P. A. Lagrange M. A. Old boys are known after the street which the school is located on; the alumni magazine is The Cadogan. Armand D'Angour, classical scholar and Olympic poet Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde, ex leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords Dean Godson, former leader writer of the Daily Telegraph Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist Tarquin Hall, Travel writer and Journalist. Grandson of former Sussex House Headmaster, Philip Hall David Litman, American entrepreneur Daniel Radcliffe, actor Matthew Vaughn, English film producer and screenwriter Official website Profile at the Independent Schools Council website