Wharton School

What makes companies good employers for women?

Wharton’s Katherine Klein, Shoshana Schwartz, and Sandi M. Hunt tackle the deceptively simple question, and find that representation, pay, health, and satisfaction matter most for women.

Penn Today Staff

Keeping goal with Kitty Qu

The junior on the women’s soccer team talks about the team’s unprecedented success and why she welcomes the pressure of being a goalkeeper.

Greg Johnson

Can changing our diets save the planet?

Brian Berkey and Karen Glanz discuss how dietary changes could impact the overall health of the planet, following the United Nations’ recent report on climate change.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

ER doctors worked without pay for weeks as three Philly area hospitals changed management

The Wharton School’s Lawton Robert Burns spoke about the challenge of staffing emergency departments. A shortage of ER doctors makes hiring and salary negotiations time-consuming, which in turn makes third-party staffing agencies an attractive option, he said.

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Bloomberg News

Californians expected to rebuild burnt homes despite continued fire risk

Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton School described the short- and long-term challenges homeowners face after experiencing natural disasters. “Recovery is so much longer and slower than people appreciate at the outset,” she said. “It’ll go out of the headlines, but they’ll still be struggling with this.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly’s Amazon HQ2 loss could be a long-term win for city, experts say

The Wharton School’s Robert Inman said of cities’ efforts to court Amazon’s new HQ, “In most instances, it’s a zero-sum game. You’ll end up lowering benefits or raising taxes elsewhere in the city to subsidize the relocator with probably little impact on jobs.”

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CNBC

A split between the House and Senate isn’t the worst thing, says Jeremy Siegel

“A split congress isn’t the worst thing,” said the Wharton School’s Jeremy Siegel, discussing potential results of the midterm election. “Some of the greatest markets we had were during the Clinton administration.”

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The New York Times

Gritty’s first month: The heroic ascendance of a ‘ghastly empty-eyed Muppet’

Noting the new Flyers mascot’s popularity, the Wharton School’s Americus Reed said that Gritty’s eccentric social media presence is like “a quasi-reality TV show.” The orange creature is “taking on a life of its own,” he said.

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