Kellogg in the News

Poets & Quants

Record GMAT Score & Women at Kellogg – 08/04/15

This article discusses how Kellogg’s incoming class of two-year MBA students boasts the highest percentage of women ever at 43%, as well as a record average GMAT score of 724, an eight-point rise from last year. News on this topic also ran in Crain’s Chicago Business.

The New York Times

Bigger May Be Better for Health Insurers, but Doubts Remain for Consumers – 08/02/15

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how the consolidation of insurance companies has been shown to have an adverse impact on consumers. Professor Dafny was also quoted on this topic in Modern HealthcareHuman Resource Executive Online, andMemphis Daily News.

Crain’s Chicago Business

For Navteq, a sale to its customers might be the route to success – 08/01/15
This article quotes Professor Harry Kraemer on how Navteq would benefit from the focus of automakers that understand the importance of mapping.

Bloomberg View

Big Data Knows You Like Losers – 07/29/15
This article discusses Professor Eric Anderson’s research on how a certain group of early buyers can be an indicator of failure for new products.

Chicago Tribune

City Council gives final OK to landmark Fulton Market district – 07/29/15
This article quotes Lecturer William Bennett on how the impact of a landmark designation depends on the building. He says historic areas tend to go up in value.


5 Ways To Adopt A Winning Mindset Ahead Of A Negotiation – 07/29/15
This article talks about Professor Thomas Lys’ new book on negotiation, Getting (More Of) What You Want.


How to build a strong team without micromanaging – 07/29/15
This article by Dean Sally Blount talks about how it takes the right mix of talent and personality, resilient relationships, and nuanced coaching to build a high-performing team.


Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier – 07/28/15
This article quotes Professor Craig Gathwaite on how the recession has helped to slow rising health care costs.

The Wall Street Journal

Facebook Shares Its Internal Diversity Training – 07/28/15
This article quotes Professor Lauren Rivera on how two years of diversity training is likely not enough time to make a visible impact within a company.

Bloomberg Business

Anthem-Cigna Deal Tied to Rival Mergers in Antitrust Review – 07/24/15
This article quotes Leemore Dafny on how Anthem and Aetna's takeovers will reduce possible future competition.

The New York Times

Not Lonely at the Top – 07/24/15
This article written by Professor Adam Waytz talks about how power decreases loneliness by reducing one’s need to affiliate with others.

The New York Times

The Regulatory Hurdles to Health Insurance Mergers – 07/24/15

This article cites Professor Leemore Dafny’s research on how insurance company mergers typically lead to higher premiums. Professor Dafny was also quoted on this topic in NPR, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg BNA and American Economic Association.


Will health insurance mergers help or hurt consumers? – 07/23/15

This article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny on how premiums historically rise when insurers merge. Professor Dafny was also quoted on this topic in Bloomberg, Reuters, Washington Post, Vox, International Business Times, Modern Healthcare and Insurance Business Magazine.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Northwestern football ditches Purple Pricing – 07/22/15
This article features the ticket pricing system, Ticker, developed by Professors Sandeep Baliga and Jeffrey Ely.

The Wall Street Journal

LinkingIn to Data Products – 07/22/15
This article by Professor Russell Walker talks about how LinkedIn is an excellent example of how to make money from data products, yet the company has only scratched the surface of what is to be done in creating value from information.

Huffington Post

Mindful Evolution: Can You Guide What Your Genes Are Doing? – 07/21/15
This article by Professor Deepak Chopra explores the mind-gene connection and possibilities for self-directed evolution.

Chicago Tribune

Should workers get overtime for answering emails after hours? – 07/20/15
This article quotes Professor Kelly Goldsmith on how companies can shut down workaholics by adjusting the workplace culture, not by monitoring technology.

Modern Healthcare

Doc pay resumes upward march after prior year’s slowdown – 07/18/15
This article quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz on how the primary-care doctor’s pay has not risen, even though physicians are expected to shoulder additional responsibilities in the recent wave of health system consolidation.

Poets & Quants

The Best MBA Networking Strategies – 07/17/15

This article quotes Kellogg FT MBA Director of Admissions Beth Tidmarsh on tips for answering Kellogg’s 2015-16 essay questions. Clear Admit also published Beth’s point of view on this topic.

Chicago Tribune

Kraft Heinz headquarters to move to Chicago – 07/16/15
This article quotes Professor Willemien Kets on how Kraft Heinz’s move from Northfield to downtown Chicago shows that the company is going after young employees who desire a more cosmopolitan lifestyle.