Nightly Business Report – 06/16/15
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.
The Fight for Obamacare – 06/16/15
Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed about what may happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare later this month.
'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.
Poets & Quants
Most Transparent MBA Admissions: Tuck, HBS, Ross & Fuqua – 06/11/15
This in-depth article ranks business schools on their admissions policies, comparing how well schools get to know their applicants and how transparent they are during the process. Kellogg ranked #3 among the schools that get to know their applicants – the highest ranking for an M7 school in that category.
Poets & Quants
MBA Class of 2015: ‘My Biggest Lessons From Business School’ – 06/09/15
A collection of advice from business school graduates this year includes Kellogg student Bruno Valle. He says to keep in mind that everyone is just a regular, smart, hard-working person and there’s no magical formula for success.
New York Magazine
Why Hiding Your True Self Feels So Terrible – 06/08/15
This article cites Professor Maryam Kouchaki’s research, which found that when people are nudged into recalling past experiences where their behaviors felt inauthentic, they tended to feel more immoral and impure than those who’d remembered a time they behaved authentically.
Opticent Health wins Northwestern University Venture Challenge – 06/05/15
Opticent Health, maker of a non-invasive test for eye diseases, won first prize Thursday in the Northwestern University Venture Challenge, taking home $45,000. CEO Kieran Patel, a Ph.D., is pursuing a JD/MBA from Northwestern Law and the Kellogg School of Management. Professor Linda Darragh was quoted saying the competition’s interdisciplinary focus is a unique benefit of the program. Also reported in ChicagoInno.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Northwestern spinout gets $1.3 million – 06/03/15
FourKites, a logistics startup launched by a former Kellogg student, Mathew Elenjickal '14, and Arun Chandrasekaran has hauled in $1.3 million in funding. The Chicago-based company's software allows commercial shipping customers to track their freight in real time, using GPS devices that already are on more than 50 percent of all trucks. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune