Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Five election takeaways

Stephanie Perry, executive director of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies and manager for exit polls at NBC News, shares her team’s top five exit-poll analyses to help explain what happened.

Kristen de Groot

Election Day 2022

In what is sure to be an historic election, Penn Today looks back at the stories it published in the months and days leading to the midterms. 

Kristen de Groot

In the News

Psychology Today

Moral virtues and character strengths across the life span

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is lauded for convening a 2005 meeting at Penn of the world’s leading experts in the emerging field of positive psychology.


Philadelphia Inquirer

SEPTA said ‘there really is no way forward’ to build the Roosevelt Boulevard subway

Jay Arzu of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design appreciates that SEPTA officials are being honest about not having the funding for a massive subway project.


WVPB (Charleston, West Virginia)

The housing struggle

On an episode of “Us and Them,” Claudia Aiken of the Weitzman School of Design and Taylor Kessinger of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss their research and advocacy for housing development in Philadelphia.


Financial Times

Can you predict the year ahead better than superforecasters?

PIK Professor Philip Tetlock is noted for co-founding the Good Judgment project at Penn in response to a search for the best methods to forecast geopolitical events.


KNKX (Seattle-Tacoma)

Tacoma gave families $500 a month for a year. Could something similar happen across the state?

Researchers at the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice say that Tacoma’s basic income pilot program has promising data but requires more rigorous analysis.