Kellogg in the News


Trump’s presidency might make advertisers think twice about making political statements – 02/08/17
Article examines how the nation is even more divided along political lines under President Donald Trump after his executive order banning Muslim immigration, quoting Professor Derek Rucker who explains that as a result, advertisers will back off from making political statements.

Pacific Standard Magazine

Dehumanizing Muslims Isn’t Just Wrong: It Makes Us Less Safe – 02/07/17
Security experts warn that Trump's antagonistic views regarding Muslims might incite radicalization and violence. The research cited in the article was conducted by Bruneau and Nour Kteily of Northwestern University. “We observed high levels of prejudice and dehumanization” toward both minority groups, the researchers write. Those who viewed Muslims in particularly animalistic terms were more likely to see them as a threat, and support such policies as “restricting their entry into the United States.”

CBC News

Trump boycotts leave companies caught in the crossfire – 02/03/17
Despite the fact that the new administration has only been in power for nearly two weeks, there has been no shortage of controversy. Consumers have been active in boycotting companies, policies, and using the power of their wallet to show their reluctance to comply the new administration's policies. Brayden King, Chair at the Kellogg School of Management, spoke about the recent controversy regarding Uber and the new administration. "It created an opportunity for activists to make some noise," King said. "Uber was the opportunity, not the target itself."

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.

Poets & Quants

The Founder: The New Story Of The Old America – 02/03/17
Article by Professor Moran Cerf discusses the latest release of the film, “The Founder,” and how as long as greed (money/time) is part of the system within-which we work, individuals will get away with things. As a result, the question professors in business schools must now ask themselves is: what lesson should we teach our students in such a world? If the examples of success involve bending the rules first and asking for forgiveness later, can we expect our students to behave differently?

Harvard Business Review

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led – 02/02/17
Article by Professor Wolcott discusses six different ways for leaders to lead a wildly creative, highly effective organization.


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.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Success and Failure in the Insurance Exchanges – 02/01/17
The article about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the Trump administration is co-authored by Professor Craig Garthwaite.


Trump Spoils Pharma Chiefs With No More Bad News on Drug Pricing – 01/31/17
Article discusses Trump’s recent meeting with various heads of pharmaceutical companies, insisting that the drug makers shift manufacturing to the U.S., and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on how moving factories to the U.S. is not going to save money.

Chicago Tribune

Universities advise some students, scholars not to travel abroad – 01/30/17
Article discusses how various colleges and universities throughout the Midwest are urging some students and scholars not to leave the country, quoting Professor Maryam Kouchaki on research which shows that “hearing these messages of inclusion from management, whether it's a university president, a CEO or a school principal, is critical for those affected by Trump's order.”


Beware Of False Claims That Obamacare Repeal Will Kill Thousands Of Americans – 01/30/17
Article cites research by Professor David Dranove, which says that if a regression model does not include all possible factors that might predict mortality, and just one of these omitted factors is correlated with insurance status, then the reported coefficient on insurance status is biased.

Strategy + Business

Why Good Employees Do Bad Things – 01/30/17
From an outside’s perspective, it is often hard to figure out why companies do bad things and how they let themselves get to those controversial places. Maryam Kouchaki, assistant professor at Kellogg, explains how the situation perspective differs once you are inside the organization. Kouchaki has focused on this issue throughout her academic career, as she studies the causes of unethical behavior. Kouchaki explains that since people spend so much time at their workplace, their actions at work become intertwined with their identity, which make unethical decisions have significant implications.

U.S. News and World Reports

Dive Into Global Health Issues During Med School – 01/30/17
Since we live in such an interconnected world, diseases and epidemics are no longer confined to certain countries or geographic borders. Thus, medical school students must be well-versed in global health issues. Dr. Joel Shalowitz, professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, says that understand other nation’s health system is an important skill that also allows you to compare and contrast health systems between other places and your own.

The Washington Post

Trump says his travel ban will make America safer. Our research shows it will do the exact opposite – 01/30/17
Article by Professor Nour Kteily cites his research, which explains that by dehumanizing minority group members in word and deed, Trump’s rhetoric and policies may promote the very actions that they purport to prevent.

Financial Times

Do the financial benefits of an MBA outweigh the costs? – 01/29/17
Article weighs the time and money put into pursuing an MBA against the ultimate rewards of the degree, quoting Chief Innovation Officer Betsy Ziegler on how Kellogg’s accelerated One-Year MBA Program is geared to those who are returning to their companies or going into an industry such as management consultancy.

The Huffington Post

Trump as a Utopian Thinker – 01/28/17
Article by Professor Philip Kotler examines President Trump as a Utopian thinker who views America as a great nation that has fallen on hard times and that has been betrayed by its elites.

Chicago Tribune

In the digital age, why do McDonald's suppliers need to be next door? – 01/27/17
Article discusses how McDonald’s move from the suburbs to the city will affect the company’s they work with, quoting Professor Harry Kraemer on how proximity between the company and its suppliers can make it much easier for the two to work together to resolve any issues that crop up.

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.


3 Ways You May Be Holding Yourself Back From Success – 01/25/17
Article by Dean Sally Blount highlights three lessons she learned along her career path to have a greater impact in the workplace and attain success.

Becker's ASC Review

14 healthcare thought leaders on President Trump's executive order on the ACA – 01/24/17
On Jan. 20, President Trump signed an executive order to lessen the economic burden on the ACA. Fourteen healthcare leaders and professionals weighed in on how they think this will impact the industry. One of these such though leaders was Joel Shalowitz, professor of executive education at Kellogg. "I view the executive order as more of a general policy statement than an instrument of actual change. Congressional action is required to repeal or amend the ACA and the regulations related to it require a statutory comment period. It is a 'shot over the bow' that says the new president is serious about his repeal agenda," Shalowitz said.

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