Articles from July 2020


Trying to sell a house? UI study finds virtual tours will bring more $$$

A University of Iowa study finds virtual home tours are a big factor in selling houses at prices two-to-three percent higher than similar homes without online tours.

What we can do about the devastation COVID-19 could wreak in low-income and developing countries

Half a billion people in low-income countries could be pushed into poverty, according to the charity organization Oxfam. Dimy Doresca, lecturer and director of the Institute for International Business at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center weighs in on what we can do to help in this Des Moines Register Op Ed piece.
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Alumni gifts provide scholarships to 50+ Tippie College of Business students affected by COVID-19

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the economy well into the month of May 2020, it became increasingly obvious that financial hardship may prevent some Tippie students from returning to campus. The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business began a quiet effort that raised more than $115,000 in donations specifically for scholarships that will help students who have been affected by COVID-19.

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.

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...
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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...

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.

How can you manage your kids' social media use?

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.