Kellogg in the News

Washington Post

How mortgage rates affect car purchases, credit card debt and jobs – 10/09/14
Article cites a paper by Professor Janice Eberly that suggests that mortgages could be designed to automatically refinance into a lower rate during times of economic crisis. The goal would be to eliminate a borrower’s chances of lapsing into foreclosure and to support consumer spending.

The Atlantic

Why Robots Could Be Awesome Whistleblowers – 10/08/14
Article by Professor Adam Waytz argues that the social, reputational and emotional risks of whistleblowing make it the perfect job for a robot. Robots are proficient at “cold” skills necessary for diligent evaluation and inspection of organizational errors—calculation, routinization, automation and consistency.

Poets & Quants

Paying It Forward For LGBT MBAs – 10/07/14

Article reports on the Reaching Out MBA conference and the ROMBA LGBT Fellowships, which give at least one student identifying as LGBTQA a minimum of $10,000 per year to pursue an MBA. Participating schools include Columbia, Stern, Sloan, Kellogg and Booth.

Business Insider

Here Are The 2 Main Reasons Why Giant Companies Like HP Split In Half – 10/06/14
Quotes Professor Mohan Sawhney, who said that a complex enterprise like HP can get messy and complicated, but it can clean itself up by splitting in two.

Financial Times

Networking can leave you down and dirty – 10/05/14
Article reports on research by Professor Maryam Kouchaki that found that professional networking can make people feel morally impure.


The Effort to Get Gay Professionals Out of the Closet, and Keep Them Out – 10/03/14

Article reports on a conference for LGBT MBAs, sponsored by Reaching Out MBA. The nonprofit announced new scholarships of at least $10,000 per year toward tuition for one LGBT student at six top business schools. Columbia, Booth, Kellogg, Sloan and Stern have all agreed to fund one of the scholarships.


Obama's Business School Bid to Win Back Young Adults – 10/03/14

Article reports on President Obama’s speech at Kellogg.

Poets & Quants

New MBA Loan Program For Internationals – 10/03/14

Article reports on Prodigy Finance’s new loan program for international students who pursue MBAs at Harvard, Sloan, Stern, Kellogg, Booth, Ross and Wharton.

Poets & Quants

Why Obama Went To The Kellogg School – 10/02/14

Article reports that President Obama chose to speak at Kellogg because of the faculty relationships with the White House and the diversity of the students. Quotes Dean Sally Blount, who said, “We represent such a diversity of political views and our MBAs go into a greater diversity of jobs in the economy than the other top five business schools.” 

The Wall Street Journal

Obama Outlines Economic Case Ahead of Midterms – 10/02/14

Article reports on President Obama’s speech at Kellogg on Thursday. The speech was also covered by MarketWatch, Businessweek, The Washington Post TV, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Politico and Huffington Post

The Wall Street Journal

Obama Embraces Economic Record in Midterms Push – 10/02/14

Article reports on the announcement that President Obama would deliver a speech on the economy at Kellogg on Thursday. USA Today, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post also reported on the announcement.

American Express Open Forum

4 Steps to Reinventing Your Company – 10/01/14
Article quotes Professor Lloyd Shefsky and includes his tips for businesses preparing their reinvention strategies.

Study: Unemployment Insurance Prevented 1.4 Million Foreclosures – 10/01/14
Article reports on research by Professors David Matsa and Brian Melzer on the role that unemployment insurance played on consumer credit during the Great Recession.

Chicago Tribune

Laundry service app launches in Chicago – 10/01/14
Quotes Professor Linda Darragh, who said that customers will be hesitant about whether clothes will be well cared for and washed to their particular standards.


The NFL Brand – Discuss – 09/30/14
Quotes Professor Greg Carpenter, who said, “Transparency, empathy, and compassion can help put the scandal in the past, and minimize the damage to the NFL’s reputation.”


The next great startup: Why selling to businesses beats selling to consumers – 09/30/14
Article by Professor Linda Darragh lists six lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from B2B companies about how to launch the next great startup, including targeting the first customers wisely and focusing on opportunities to generate reoccurring revenue.

Becker’s Hospital CFO

Hospital ratings: What the shift from inpatient to outpatient means for performance measurement – 09/29/14
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that volume-related hospital metrics will continue to be important in assessing performance and profitability going forward, but which volumes have the most impact will change as healthcare providers focus on population health management.


A Marketing Summit, a Meeting of LGBT MBAs, and Everything Else Happening at B-Schools This Week – 09/29/14

Article lists events hosted by b-schools including Kellogg and Booth this week.

Chicago Tribune

The economic impact of air traffic sabotage – 09/29/14
Quotes Professor Thomas Hubbard, who said that in one way, the sabotage incident was worse than a snowstorm, in that people didn't have time to adjust.


Why It’s Important to Reinvent Yourself – 09/29/14
Article profiles Professor Lloyd Shefsky and his book, Invent Reinvent Thrive. “The need to reinvent is very rarely clear, but if you pay attention, it’s likely writing on the wall of the box you need to bust out of,” Shefsky said.