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Prince of the Quakers

The senior defensive lineman discusses his playing days as a Quaker, becoming a smarter football player, his favorite memories, and his ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.

Greg Johnson



In the News


Associated Press

Too hard to move a couch? Rental startups see a market

Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School spoke about the types of people who would use furniture-rental services. “They’re moving a lot. They’re changing jobs a lot,” he said. “Why would you want to be saddled with furniture?”

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The New York Times

The secret of their success: It’s not about the money

Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School said the quality of execution contributes significantly to an entrepreneurial venture’s success. “That factor should be pretty consistent for a given entrepreneur over his or her career,” he said. “This would be one explanation for why some entrepreneurs—those with great skills—are consistently successful.”

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BBC

Brand Meghan and Harry

In the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to distance themselves from the British royal family, Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School spoke about the economic impact of monarchies around the world.

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Reuters

Amazon.com staff warned over criticizing company’s climate policy

Brian Berkey of the Wharton School said that even if other companies have communications policies preventing employees from publicly criticizing their employers, that doesn’t make Amazon’s such policy right. “Speaking out about what one thinks the company should be doing doesn’t seem like the sort of thing companies should retaliate against by threatening to fire people or implementing policies that have that potential effect,” he said.

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The Wall Street Journal

Fed governors’ influence at central bank has declined, paper says

Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School authored a paper that found the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors has less influence on the central bank following moves by the bank’s presidents and chairs. “This institutional drift does not mean that the Fed is not still an effective central bank. It does mean, however, that it runs a democracy deficit that Congress had hoped to eliminate in the Fed’s legislative design,” he said.

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