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Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.


Eater Seattle | March 2, 2021
‘Nourish’ highlights Seattle community organizers in recipes and essays | Eater Seattle

Co-founder Alyssa Kearns hesitates to call “Nourish” a cookbook, because while it began as one and recipes dot its 122 pages, the stories told within aim to do far more than teach the reader how to prepare certain dishes. Kearns and co-founder Nica Sy are undergraduates at the University of Washington, and the book is the culmination of their two-quarter class with the Foster School of Business, Creating a Company.


MSN | February 19, 2021
Opinion: The verdict is in on short-sellers of stocks — they greatly benefit all of us | MSN

“I am devoting this column — my regular monthly focus on the latest Wall Street research — to interviewing a number of finance professors who have studied the roles that short-sellers and their research play. Would the world be a better place if the short-selling firms closed their doors? The professors’ answer is an unequivocal ‘no,'” writes columnist Mark Hulbert. A study by UW finance professor Jonathan Karpoff is referenced.


GeekWire | February 10, 2021
Seattle startup’s bright idea: High-tech crosswalk could signal a way to improve pedestrian safety | GeekWire

Janie Bube is the founder and CEO of a startup called Sensol Systems that hopes to change the way people cross the street. After completing an accelerator program through the UW’s Foster School of Business, Sensol launched as a startup in the spring of 2020.


South Seattle Emerald | February 8, 2021
UW students create ‘Nourish’ to document local organizers’ histories through family recipes | South Seattle Emerald

UW students Josh Williams, Cassidy McGee, Alyssa Kearns, Sandra Li, and Dionica Sy were placed in a project group for their two-quarter Foster School of Business course called “Creating a Company Class,” which began last September. After witnessing a 2020 packed with various social movements sustained by community organizations, they chose to create a book called “Nourish,” a collection of short stories, photos, and recipes from 10 local Seattle organizers.


Puget Sound Business Journal | February 4, 2021
Amazon’s next CEO: ‘Andy Jassy is a company guy’ | Puget Sound Business Journal

Choosing Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy to replace Jeff Bezos as the company’s broader CEO later this year was decidedly uncontroversial. But little has been said about Jassy’s leadership style. Jeff Shulman, professor of marketing at the UW, is quoted.


KOMO | February 4, 2021
Experts say COVID-19 vaccine is critical in getting businesses back up and running | KOMO

Experts say our economic future is linked to how well the vaccines get rolled out. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, is interviewed.


Q13 | February 3, 2021
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos steps down | Q13

Jeff Shulman, professor of marketing at the UW, says its unclear what the change in leadership at Amazon will mean but that it’s hard to imagine him totally stepping back.


KOMO 4 | February 3, 2021
Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon | KOMO 4

Amazon announced Tuesday that celebrity CEO Jeff Bezos is stepping down from the CEO role and will serve as executive chair for the company, starting in the third quarter of 2021. Jeff Shulman, professor of marketing at the UW, and Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the UW Bothell School of Business, are quoted.


MyNorthwest | February 1, 2021
Mock stocks | MyNorthwest

Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, discuss Robinhood, GameStop and how the stock market is in shambles after some very strange events on the show “KIRO Nights.” [Segment begins at 00:12]


KOMO 4 | January 29, 2021
‘Robinhood’ stops trading of GameStop | KOMO 4

Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of finance at the UW, says we haven’t seen this level of the conflict between day traders and hedge funds before, because trading was expensive and access to Wall Street was not democratized.


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