New York Times
Explaining Jeb Bush’s ‘Hispanic’ Error – 04/09/15
Article authored by Professor Eli Finkel talks about a study that suggests that being invested in a romantic relationship changes how we define ourselves, even at the deepest levels of identity. In the case of Jeb Bush, his marriage may be the factor behind his erroneous listing of himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter registration.
New York Times
First-Generation Students Unite – 04/08/15
Article quotes Professor Nicole Stephens on the first generation college student experience, and comments that cultural signals on campus enable affluent students to see college as “a continuation of their experience.” Students who don’t think they fit in are less likely to reach out for help and more likely to suffer emotionally and have lower grades, said Stephens.
Say Cheez-It: How a new snack got my full attention – 04/02/15
Article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on a surprise product pitch received by a Tribune reporter: a mosaic of her Twitter profile picture recreated by Cheez-It pieces. Rucker says that this novel way of grabbing attention often times leads to interest to share or discuss because of the element of surprise.
American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why – 04/01/15
Article looks at the decline of entrepreneurship and startup creation in America but notes that millennials are primed for entrepreneurship. An informal Inc. survey of top business schools showed that interest in entrepreneurship programs are steady and in some cases growing substantially, and specifically calls out that enrollment in Kellogg entrepreneurship courses has more than doubled from 2011 to 2014.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Mesirow CEO re-ups for five more years – 03/31/15
Article quotes Professor David Stowell on Mesirow Financial Holdings Chairman and CEO Richard Price being around for another five years at the age of 67 as the company tries to find his successor, and says although unusual, it’s not unprecedented.
A flagging model – 03/26/15
Article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on the hiring biases inherent in elite firms. “Evaluators relied so intensely on ‘school’ as a criterion of evaluation not because they believed that the content of elite curricula better prepared students for life in their firms…but because of the perceived rigor of the admissions process,” she said.