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Just a little $4 billion error

If you’re a bank executive, it’s never going to be easy to tell your shareholders: Oops, we made a $4 billion mistake! But the disclosure last week by Bank of America that it had $4 billion less in regulatory capital than it thought came at a particularly awkward time, just days before its annual shareholder meeting, scheduled for Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C.

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Liberal arts, military experience offer preparation to adapt, lead

Scott Samuelson’s recent Wall Street Journal piece titled “Would you hire Socrates?” challenges the myth that studying humanities doesn’t pay. This finding reflects my experience with the U.S. Army, but I seek to emphasize something greater than an economic advantage. The more practical advantage gained from a liberal arts education is preparation for leadership.

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