Stuart Weitzman School of Design

The beauty of the two-wheeled commute

On Bike to Work Day, Penn will fete two-wheeled commuters with snacks, showers, and swag. For many at the University, commuting by bike is a way of life. Five Penn staff and faculty share how they make it work and why they keep riding.

Katherine Unger Baillie



In the News


The Washington Post

To reform the credit card industry, start with credit scores

Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design co-authored an opinion piece about the U.S. credit system. “To make affordable credit accessible to a broader group, let’s fix the flawed scoring system that allocates credit,” the authors wrote.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Schuylkill Yards development may rest on the Quaker dead

David Brownlee of the School of Arts and Sciences and Aaron Wunsch of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design commented on the existence of historic graveyards beneath the Schuylkill Yards development near Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Radicalizing the vote: 10 ideas that just might save democracy

The Stuart Weitzman School of Design’s Mark Alan Hughes proposed weighting each vote based on the voter’s age, making a person’s first vote their most significant one. The diminishing impact of a person’s vote over time would boost participation and empower those most affected by the long-term consequences of election outcomes, he said.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Eastern Pennsylvania's population growth bypasses western Pa.

Domenic Vitiello of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design weighed in on Pennsylvania’s shifts in population. “Pennsylvania remains very much a Rust Belt state,” he said. “But it’s heartening that we’re not declining as precipitously as we were in the 1970s or 1980s.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Chinatown landmark spared the wrecking ball, for now

The Weitzman School of Design’s Fon Wang spoke about the importance of Philadelphia’s Chinese Cultural and Community Center. “It has a strong social history, and it’s important to keep this building,” said Wang. “I think the reaction from the potential demo shows that Chinatown is a strong community.”

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