Kellogg in the News

Poets & Quants

B-School Deans' White House Pow-Wow – 04/17/14
Article covers the meeting of White House senior administrators with business school deans, including Dean Sally Blount, and focuses on their discussion of the pay gap between male and female MBA graduates.

The Wall Street Journal

B-School Deans Get to Work at the White House – 04/17/14
Article covers Wednesday's meeting between White House senior administrators and deans from the top 14 U.S. business schools, including Kellogg. Deans discussed how to improve workplace conditions for working families, particularly women.

The Wall Street Journal

The Morning Risk Report: Airbnb's Image Takes a Prostitution Hit – 04/17/14
Article says that Airbnb faces a reputation pitfall after reports of its guest homes being used for prostitution services. Quotes Professor Daniel Diermeier, who said, "The important thing is the reputational risk they’re facing goes beyond the legal or operational limits of the company."

Blue Sky Innovation

How Innoblative uses competitions to build a cancer-removing device – 04/16/14
Article profiles Innoblative Designs, a Northwestern student's health technology company, which raises funds by competing in entrepreneurial events. It also receives support from Kellogg, which awarded Innoblative's COO a scholarship to be put toward the company.


Secrets of Corporate Recruiters: Why Headhunters Avoid Some Business Schools – 04/16/14
Bylined article by Associate Dean of Corporate Partnerships Roxanne Hori on how companies recruit business school graduates.


White House calls in the deans – 04/16/14
Dean Sally Blount and other deans from top business schools met with senior administration officials at the White House to discuss how to best prepare their students as leaders for the 21st century workplace.

Wallet Hub

Ask the Experts: Making Sense of Dynamic Pricing – 04/16/14
Article explains dynamic pricing for goods such as airline tickets and quotes Professor Lakshman Krishnamurthi.


Protecting your company's reputation in a Heartbleed world – 04/14/14
Article discusses consequences for companies affected by the Heartbleed Bug or other IT security breaches. Quotes Professor Daniel Diermeier, saying, "You will be held accountable for what you did or didn’t do in the months and years leading up to a crisis."

Chicago Tribune

GM, Comcast hearings struggle selling stories – 04/13/14
Column questions the efficacy of congressional hearings after a senator used the Comcast hearing to ask if he should switch back to cable. Quotes Professor Daniel Diermeier, saying, "This has become so commonplace now that it's become one of the situations that (top executives and other witnesses) need to be prepared for…"

Chicago Tribune

Chicago to host first Venture Capital Summit – 04/13/14
Impact Engine, an accelerator for for-profit social enterprises founded by Professor Jamie Jones and Professor Linda Darragh, announced its new CEO.

Beat the GMAT

Kellogg School Takes 1st Place in Sustainable Investing Challenge – 04/11/14
A team of Kellogg students took first place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with their proposed investment vehicle that would remediate contaminated land in the U.S. through reforestation.

Metro MBA

Kellogg Professor Named Guggenheim Fellow – 04/11/14
Professor Daniel Diermeier was named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow along with 177 others.

Chicago Tribune

Here’s a thought: Think about work – 04/09/14
Article covers how workers can go beyond surface level thinking with retrospection of one’s thought process. Professor Kelly Goldsmith explains how it can be difficult to do that in the moment of making a decision, and how it can benefit a worker even if companies don’t incentivize it.

Huffington Post

You Won't Believe How Hard It Is To Find Peanut Butter In These Countries – 04/09/14
Article discusses the difficulty of finding peanut butter outside of the United States. Professor Brian Sternthal comments, “In many parts of the world, peanut butter is regarded as an unpalatable American curiosity.”

The Daily Northwestern

Architect, associates present a final report of proposed Kellogg building – 04/09/14
A group of Northwestern representatives presented a final report to a meeting of Evanston’s Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee on Wednesday afternoon at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center detailing construction plans for a new building for Kellogg.

Huffington Post

MBAs Design Sustainable Investment Funds – 04/07/14
Article discusses how Fresh Coast Capital, from the Kellogg, will receive $10,000 as the winner of the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. It encourages business school students to develop scalable, institutional-grade financial vehicles to solve serious social and environmental problems.


How to Make Your Next Business Pivot More Graceful – 04/03/14
Article discusses how all businesses change a fundamental part of the business model, citing the book, “Resurgence: The Four Stages of Market-Focused Reinvention,” co-authored by Professor Gregory S. Carpenter.


Sneaky Tactics that Influence People – 04/03/14
Professor Ithai Stern discussed his research on influencing people.

Business Insider

Why Banning 'Bossy' Isn't The Answer – 04/02/14
Bylined article by Professor Karen Cates argues that fostering confidence, persistence and resilience in young women will help change cultural norms.

Chicago Tribune

Billionaire Ukrainian industrialist indicted in Chicago on bribery charges – 04/02/14
Quotes Professor Juliet Sorensen, who said that the involvement of a Chicago-based company was key in bringing the charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which gives the U.S. jurisdiction over a scheme that allegedly took place largely overseas.