Thursday, August 25, 2011
On August 23, my friend and colleague Arnie Cohen passed on. Arnie was ahead of his time. In the 1970s, he saw the value of simulation courses and created a course in Mergers and Acquisitions in which students assumed various roles in a complex transactional deal and played those roles out for the length of the course. For the last few years, he also taught an e-commerce course. Although he wrote some standard-style books in his field, bankruptcy and secured transactions, he was one of the first to experiment with electronic books.
In his private life, Arnie was definitely a proud family man. In his professional life, he always put his students first.