Higher Education

A legacy of leadership

Dean Pam Grossman has guided Penn’s Graduate School of Education through a capital campaign, a global pandemic, a historic building expansion, and unprecedented growth with ambition and compassion.

From Penn GSE

Penn prof pens guidebook for college students

Dustin Brisson of the School of Arts & Sciences consolidated notes from his years of teaching and advising to create a guidebook for undergraduates aimed at helping them achieve success and well-being.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

USA Today

Summer school may be back in vogue as college students work toward early graduation

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education is co-leading a three-year bachelor’s degree project.



It’s been a stressful summer for big time college presidents

In an Op-Ed, Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education discusses Penn’s efforts to address the gap in the education and training of current college presidents.


The New York Times

Analysis says Biden’s new student debt plan could cost $475 billion

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School and colleagues estimate that President Biden’s new student debt plan will slash borrowers’ payments and cost more than the recently rejected debt-cancellation plan.


Higher Ed Dive

Should colleges use AI in admissions?

Doctoral student Benjamin Lira Luttges of the School of Arts & Sciences explains how human shortcomings foster some of the issues related to artificial intelligence in admissions.



Why class diversity can be ‘invisible’ at colleges

Camille Charles of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the socioeconomic diversity of Black students on college campuses.


The Wall Street Journal

Biden’s latest student loan forgiveness scheme

The Wharton School projects a take-up rate of 91% if borrowers seek to minimize total payments under Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan, which would cost $471 billion over a decade.