This is an April Fool story.
NorthwesternUniversity’s Kellogg School of Management announced plans, on this first day of April, to build what they call “a Marina/Boat-tel” directly east of its prestigious location on NU’s lakefill campus.
The idea is to lure high-end executives and their yachts back to summer school by offering edgy but practical courses that speak to them at the levels of their success. Officials hope to offer what they call intellectual “tune-ups” for long ago alumni, amongst others. Plans and design for the in-lake structure are still in the development stage, a spokesman said, adding that the financials seem to pose no problem.
Some of the courses being proposed for the curriculum are Living Large – Make No Small Plans, Managing Wealth – Why Less Is Never More, Financial Transparency and Off-Shore Banking, Even Penthouses Have Glass Ceilings – Women’s Place in Upper Management, and Managing the Stresses of Leisure-Living.
Construction is to begin early this fall, and yachts to arrive in summer 2015.