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Best & Brightest MBAs: Class of 2017 – 05/07/17
Article highlights the work and accomplishments of some of the best and brightest MBA graduates of 2017, determined by Poets & Quants. Kellogg students Jared Scharen and Adam Maddock were both recognized in the list.

Forbes

Investing In India’s Low-Fee Schools – 05/05/17
Article discusses how Kellogg student Ashwin Halgeri’s upbringing helped his team, EduIndia Fund, create the winning proposal of the 2017 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. Halgeri and partners Erica Hoeveler and Chris Shaw developed an investment vehicle to expand access to high-quality, low-fee private schools in India, aiming to help more children from low-income families attend school and remain in class, rather than drop out for financial reasons.

Poets & Quants

2017 Best MBAs: Jared Scharen, Northwestern (Kellogg) – 05/04/17
Article features an interview with Jared Scharen, a Kellogg student who made Poets & Quants’ “2017 Best MBAs” list. Scharen discusses his professional experience and the entrepreneurship resources he received while at Kellogg. After graduation, Scharen will be working at eRetirements.com, a startup he founded to help Baby Boomers identify their ideal retirement locations. The full list of Best MBAs will be published on Monday.

Poets & Quants

MBA Programs That Students Love Most – 03/05/17
Article discusses the top MBA programs that have received high marks in student satisfaction surveys from The Economist’s MBA rankings, highlighting Kellogg and quoting Associate Dean of MBA Operations Matt Merrick on how Kellogg’s program is defined by teamwork and experiential learning.

Poets & Quants

Across Top B-Schools, MBAs Open Up​ – 02/22/17
Article discusses diversity and inclusion across top business schools in the U.S., citing Kellogg student Tiffany Smith on her initiative MBAsOpenUp, a coalition that brings together a group of students who are passionate about diversity and inclusion, and more specifically racial equality on a systemic level.

Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Presidential talk (and tweets) can carry a steep price – 02/10/17
Article by Professor Sandeep Baliga and Professor Timothy Feddersen discuss how companies should be cautious about creating ill will with the president, using the Nordstrom’s decision to pull Ivanka Trump brands as a way to determine if these companies should stay in president's good graces, or try to avoid his attention entirely by not selling Trump brands.

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern channels 'Shark Tank' in new Kellogg student competition – 02/03/17
Article recaps the Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank, which featured quick pitches from eight Kellogg student startups in front of four judges. Startups Re-Bucha, Tiltas and eRetirements were the top winners.

NPR

Contest For Biz Students Is All About Umbilical Cords – 02/02/17
Article explains that at the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Competition, MBA students came up with plans to get moms and dads to use an antiseptic on the cord stump to ward off infection, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on the ideas and solutions generated from the competition.

Poets & Quants

A Kellogg MBA Creates Real-Time Tracking For A Trillion-Dollar Industry – 01/31/17
Article profiles Kellogg alumnus and entrepreneur Matt Elenjickal, who founded FourKites after graduation. He says his time at Kellogg provided him with “the 3C’s that every entrepreneur is looking for”: capital, connections, and customers, and praises the support of the Zell Fellowship during his time as a student.

Poets & Quants

This Kellogg MBA Is Revolutionizing K-8 Education – 01/27/17
Article features Kellogg alum Sidharth Kakkar’s education start-up, Front Row Education, which is revolutionizing K-8 education with online programming and has seen remarkable growth in the two years since its launch.

Poets & Quants

Poets & Quants’ Top MBA Startups Of 2017 – 01/23/17
Article highlights the publication’s top 100 MBA startups of 2017, noting that Kellogg has doubled its representation of startups year-over-year, from four to eight. Additional coverage on the best business schools for MBA startups, also citing Kellogg, is published here.

Poets & Quants

Our Favorite MBA Startups Of 2016 – 12/29/16
Article discusses the publication’s favorite ventures from 2016, highlighting Kellogg alum Andrew Youn’s One Acre Fund, a nonprofit that loans money to small rural farmers, and trains them in farming techniques.

Poets & Quants

Newest MBA Boys’ Club Isn’t What You Think – 12/20/16
Article talks about gender equality and gender equity clubs/organizations in MBA programs across the nation, citing Kellogg among other top schools for having enrolled a more than 40% women in their Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program.

Financial Times

A hands-on management style is reforming Buenos Aires schools – 12/18/16
Article discusses the hands-on management style of Esteban Bullrich, Argentina's education minister, who credits Kellogg for his ability to share and achieve goals at all levels of an organization, even a national network of schools. Quotes Matt Merrick, Associate Dean of MBA Operations, on Kellogg’s collaborative culture.

Financial Times

The next frontier for greater inclusion in financial services – 12/01/16
Article discusses the topic of inclusion in financial services and how networks, temporary teams and two kinds of mentor all help new faces to fit in, quoting Professor Lauren Rivera on how “one of the biggest challenges people from under-represented backgrounds have is fitting in.”

U.S. News & World Report

An MBA Video Essay That Succeeded – 12/01/16
Article discusses the rise in MBA video admissions essays and interviews Melissa Rapp, Director of FT MBA and MSMS Admissions, on how candidates can make a compelling video essay. Article also features an example of a prior video essay from a current Kellogg student.

Poets & Quants

Meet The Stereotype-Defying MBA Students In The Class of 2018 – 08/31/16
In this annual series, P&Q highlights 40 leading Full-Time MBA programs, who each share up to 12 first-year students who epitomize their program’s goals and spirit. The article mentions Kellogg’s strong percentage of female students as well as strong GMAT scores. In the first series, P&Q features a Q&A from Kellogg JD-MBA student Justin Rosenthal.

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The MBAs To Watch In The Class of 2016 – 06/20/16
Article features 90 graduating MBAs from the Class of 2016 with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including a profile of Kellogg student Dexter Yu Galan.

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The Best One-Year MBA Programs In The U.S. – 06/15/16
Article features perspective from Associate Dean of MBA Operations Matt Merrick and 1Y MBA student Tara Chang about the student experience in Kellogg’s 1Y program. “We offer the Kellogg experience which starts with our focus on the customer, gets students to work in a collaborative environment, and engages students inside and outside the classroom at very high levels,” Dean Merrick said.

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The Best & Brightest EMBAs Of The Class Of 2016 – 06/13/16
Article features profiles of EMBA students from across the globe with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including a profile of Kellogg EMBA student Mike Vaca about his experience in the Kellogg-HKUST program.

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