Articles from November 2020


The Gazette: Loneliness leads to 'unplanned,' 'impulsive' shopping habits, UI researcher finds

As many people lacking social contact during coronavirus begin the holiday shopping season, that loneliness could make a difference in their shopping habits. The more “socially deprived” someone is, the more likely the person is to buy more things, according to research from Jing “Alice” Wang, a marketing professor at the University of Iowa.

Accounting graduates CPA exam performance ranks first in Iowa; fourth in Big Ten

Monday, November 23, 2020
Among candidates taking the CPA exam for the first time, graduates of the University of Iowa Department of Accounting outperformed graduates of all other Iowa public universities in 2019, according to recently released data from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
Grant Wynia

Why is Grant Wynia in the middle of the jungle?

Sunday, November 22, 2020
They had been on the bus for hours, the lush jungle a never-ending loop out the windows. And then suddenly, based only on a vague map from a 1950s book and a hunch, they got out. Grant Wynia (BBA06/MAc07) and his brother Nic Wynia (BA03) had arrived in the tiny village of Santa Fe, Panama.
John Phillips

In memoriam: John Doyle Phillips Jr.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
John Phillips (PhD99) of Coventry, Conn. passed away earlier this year at the age of 61 after contracting COVID-19.

The weight of paper: How one piece of paper from Tippie changed a life

Sunday, November 22, 2020
It all started with a stack of papers piled high on a desk in Colotlán, Mexico. Young Anibal Mares Márquez (BBA20) looked at his accountant mother Carmen’s tower of work and was impressed.
Boom Supersonic airplane

Goodbye Jetlag: Brad Downes is bringing supersonic travel to the masses

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Brad Downes’ accounting degree took him to Wall Street and Groupon. His next big challenge: bring supersonic travel to the masses.

Calm, cool, collected

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Allie Gilchrist is a Hawkeye gymnast specializing on the balance beam and floor exercises. The junior accounting student has a 4.11 GPA, which has earned her a spot as a 2020 Academic All-Big Ten and a Distinguished Big Ten Scholar. We caught up with her to ask about life in the classroom and Carver-Hawkeye arena.

Four Questions for Laura Newinski

Sunday, November 22, 2020
As deputy chair and COO of KPMG U.S., Laura Newinski (BBA87) helps lead a firm focused on delivering top-notch audit, tax, and advisory services to clients in dozens of industries around the world. Growing up in Eldridge, Iowa, a small town near the Quad Cities, Newinski says she didn’t understand what a career in business would offer, and she credits her Tippie professors, her job in the...
Pappajohn Business Building aerial photograph

Welcome to the family: meet our four new accounting faculty members

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Meet the new four new accounting faculty members Dain Donelson, Adrienne Rhodes, Michael Durney, and Claire Quinto.

Virtual reality: A look back at 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020
2020 has been a year like no other. Undoubtedly, every single member of the Hawkeye family has felt the effects of COVID-19 in one way or another.