Articles from February 2023

Marci Chickering at Wellmark headquarters in Des Moines.

How to: Insure

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Wellmark's Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer Marci Chickering (MBA94) answers Tippie's this/or/that questionnaire.
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A Message from the Dean

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Midwestern winters are so cold and long that many of us dream of, and sometimes get to take, an escape to somewhere warm and sunny. It’s often while on these journeys outside my everyday environment that my mind is also freed to think bigger.
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How to Think Like a Serial Entrepreneur

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
What do all serial entrepreneurs have in common? It’s likely they have burning curiosity and excitement for emerging markets, but at their core, they are certainly all adept problem solvers. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Read on for their expert advice.
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Wartime economics

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The Tippie College of Business is helping a Ukrainian economist continue his research during the country's war with Russia.
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"Does this class require a paper?"

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
If you went to business school to avoid writing, you were in for a rude awakening when you started your first job. Entering the workforce with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally is something Tippie students are known for, and that’s not by accident.
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Blistering Speed

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Formula One was for many years the forgotten child of automobile racing in the United States. But thanks in part to Netflix’s “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” docuseries, interest in F1 has exploded, with thousands of new fans in the United States. Like Jason Woodson (MSBA22).
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BIG Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Tippie faculty share six suggestions that could shake up society. You may find these spot-on or absolutely bananas, but we have no doubt they’ll start some interesting conversations.
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Iowa universities drill down on ChatGPT technology

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Professors weigh pros and cons, set student expectations. Tippie's Patrick Fan says, “[It's] going to have a huge impact on all walks of life, and we have to learn how to live with it. So my attitude is we need to embrace it. We need to know how to use it. We need to leverage it. We can’t just ignore it, otherwise, [we] could fall behind.”
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Logistics disasters hang on

Friday, February 24, 2023
“The most important thing in disaster preparation is to have a plan in place ahead of time, even if you have to add to it or change it a bit,” says Tippie's Ann Campbell. “You’re setting up a whole supply chain in the blink of an eye and you don't have a lot of time."
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Interest rates likely to rise again after 4th quarter GDP report falls short

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Tippie College of Business Economics Professor Anne Villamil tells Iowa's News Now it's still unclear if we're headed towards a recession, but we can probably expect interest rates to go up again.