Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

‘The Prepared Leader’: Erika James and Lynn Perry Wooten

Wharton Dean Erika James and Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten discuss their new book, 'The Prepared Leader,' and how they found the motivation and the staying power during the pandemic to write it.

From Knowledge at Wharton

On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


STAT News

How health systems can truly value Black lives: Help close the racial wealth gap

In an op-ed, the Perelman School of Medicine’s Atheendar Venkataramani, Eugenia C. South, and George Dalembert, also of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, write that health systems are uniquely positioned as economic engines to address the racial wealth gap.

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Higher Ed Dive

Here’s what happened when 3 colleges, including the University of Pennsylvania, went test optional

Dean of Admissions Whitney Soule reports a 34% boost in applications for Penn’s first year of test-optional admissions, 2020-21, with sustained increases in numbers and application diversity into 2022.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

International Institute of Minnesota launches guaranteed income pilot program for refugees

The Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice is noted as having more than 50 pilot programs running nationwide in cities of varying size.

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Tallahassee Democrat

FSU awarded grant for ‘mystery shopper’ research to reduce HIV infections in young adults

José Bauermeister of the School of Nursing will assist a Florida State University team in developing research on HIV clinics to decrease infection rates among young gay men.

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USA Today

How protests in Iran over Mahsa Amini’s death ‘forever moved the debate’ over women’s rights

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses Iran’s long history of mandating what women can wear and the power employed by its “morality police.”

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The Washington Post

How The Post gathered and analyzed data for its series on Black NFL coaches

Janice Madden of the School of Arts & Sciences used visual evaluation to determine the racial makeup of the NFL coaches dataset she supplied to The Washington Post.

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