Wharton School

How we can put civility back into civic engagement

Katherina Rosqueta and Conor Carroll from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Harris Sokoloff from Penn’s Graduate School of Education discuss a new guide to strengthening democracy

Penn Today Staff

Penn has three new Schwarzman Scholars

A University of Pennsylvania senior, a master's student, and an alumnus were chosen to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship, which funds a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

Aaron Olson , Louisa Shepard

Behind the mask with Ava Rosati

The senior goalkeeper, who recently concluded her collegiate field hockey career, chats about her competitive nature, her sister’s influence, why goalies need a short memory, and her plans for the future.

Greg Johnson

The key to keeping your employees happy

Moods, emotions, even smiles are some of the emotional contagions Wharton professor Sigal Barsade cites as what are passed along throughout the workplace, making the professional environment either more pleasant or more unhappy.

Penn Today Staff

Streaming endures growing pains

With several new contenders entering the streaming wars in the months ahead, faculty from Wharton and Cinema and Media Studies weigh in on the state of streaming and obstacles ahead.

Brandon Baker

Rarefied air

One of only a few female members of a college men’s basketball staff, Penn’s Sarah Parks has jumped into her new gig.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Bloomberg

Wharton professor on turning responsible investing interest into sales

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School discussed the decision-making behind sustainable investing. “At the end of the day, the question for the consumer has to be, ‘If I do this, what changes in the world? What will be different because I took this action?’ And it doesn’t even have to be something large; it has to be something concrete,” she said.

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The Washington Post

Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks

Krista Schwarz of the Wharton School said that the current state of affairs, in which corporations have taken on significant high-risk debt, will amplify any economic downturn. “It’s going to make everything happen faster, larger, worse,” she said. “The recession would just be that much deeper.”

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Quartz India

Can Paytm make every cent of its $1 billion funding round really count?

Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School said that Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of India’s fintech company Paytm, “likely has low equity holding on a percentage basis. But the company’s valuation is very high so his stake in Paytm is still worth a lot on paper.”

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Quartz

Three MBA admissions heads explain why record numbers of women are going to business school

Blair Mannix of the Wharton School spoke about the business school’s supportive environment. “People on the outside of the community and culture think it’s a competitive environment, but if you speak to anyone who’s a member of it, it’s extremely collaborative,” she said.

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CNBC

The Hong Kong situation can ‘absolutely’ derail US-China talks: Prof

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School spoke about the potential international economic effects of political unrest in Hong Kong, as well as the state of the U.S.-China trade war. “Both sides are trying to look for a way to save face … because they have escalated so much,” he said.

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