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Tippie Gateway opens doors for participants

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Tippie Gateway started in 2015 to recruit populations underrepresented in business – women as well as first-generation, LGBTQ+, and students of color. It’s important to reach out to these students early – so that they take the necessary math requirements needed for college and/or business school. Many Tippie Gateway participants are entering their senior year of high school and still have time to make a decision about college. Five years in, the program graduated its first cohort in May. These students – who would have never explored a career in business - are set to make their contributions in the working world.

Pairing autonomous delivery trucks with human delivery could save transportation companies millions

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Take a peek outside on a busy street, and chances are that a UPS, FedEx, USPS, or other delivery truck is finagling its way through traffic. On any given day, an average of 50 million packages are being delivered in the United States. In the next six years, those numbers are expected to double: industry insiders predict a total of 100 million packages will arrive at their destination every single day in 2026.

Scholarships from a secret millionaire

Thursday, July 9, 2020

He might seem like the least likely candidate to fund a full-ride scholarship, much less 33 of them. But frugal carpenter Dale Schroeder wanted his savings to benefit young people who dreamed of attending college. Tippie alumni Katelyn Wheeldon (BBA16), Jenna Herr (BBA13), and Benjamin Kopp (BSE12/MD17/MBA17) are among the beneficiaries of his generosity.  

How can you manage your kids' social media use?

Monday, July 6, 2020

Meghann Foster and Nick Westergaard, parents and University of Iowa social media experts, share tips to help families decide whether their children are ready for online accounts.

Study suggests homes fetch higher closing prices with an online virtual tour

Monday, July 6, 2020

Virtual online home tours are becoming a bigger part of real estate marketing, and a new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests they increase closing prices by at least 2% over similar homes without an online tour.

Seeking control when everyone’s getting sick, consumers flock to the familiar

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sales of familiar brand name products increase during health emergencies like COVID-19 or influenza because they give consumers a sense of control over an uncontrollable situation, according to a new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business.

Keeping it in the family

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tippie College of Business graduate Matt Tolton is taking over his father’s Atlantic-based business while starting his own cybersecurity firm.