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.”
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."
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?
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.”
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.
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.
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.